Yes, they are really 3 months old today. It is amazing to think about how far they have come in these 3 months. The nurses are even beginning to talk to us about "when we go home." As excited as we are that "going home" is on the horizon for us, it is also a terrifying thought. How could we possibly be getting close to not having monitors and nurses 24/7?
Yesterday evening Brian and I ran by Target to purchase an infant tub suggested by our nurse in preparation for giving Kennedy a warm bath this morning. The method used here in Special Care for preterm babies is to wrap them in a towel inside the tub. This sense of security instantly relaxed her. It was like watching a baby magic trick because she snoozed through the entire bath. This evening I was with Drake during shift change; therefore, I did not know who Kennedy had assigned for the night. I went to the nurses station in Special Care to check the nurses assignment board, and as I rounded the corner, I was met by a nurse who looked at me and said, "You look like Kennedy. Are you Kennedy's mom?" This caught me completely off guard, but it felt amazing to say, "Yes, I am."
The charge nurse in Special Care told us today that our Twin Room should be available tomorrow...Drake may be moving over with us tomorrow! I can't wait to have them both together in the same room...are real room...not a nursery that we are sharing with other babies...just us. Drake's respiratory therapist taught me how to administer one of his breathing treatments this evening. There is a good chance when we go home he will still need breathing treatments, and she wanted to show me what it will be like at home.
1) Kennedy after a bath and a bottle
2) Kennedy before her bath
3) Drake being held
4) Kennedy after her bath
5) Drake in a newborn outfit