Now for the really big one . . . . . .
We got to hold Kathryn for the first time today - 83 days and the first time to hold our daughter!! It was absolutely surreal. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of completeness I had - after 83 days, I was back together with my little munchkin!! The nurses were fairly surprised that I let go of her because they say that moms usually don't volunteer to let go, but I did so that Greg could have his first hold too!! We both held her like it was the most natural feeling even amidst all the wires and tubes. It took the nurses and the respiratory therapist about 15 minutes to get everything ready for us to hold and then it was like a quiet fell over the NICU. That's the first time that I didn't here the beeps and buzzers (and I am certain that they were going off). At one point I looked up and saw at least 10 or 15 nurses around us just watching, so amazed at how well she did. By the way she was satting at 100 % on 40 % oxygen, which is great!!
Anyway, here are some pictures!Me and Kathryn!
Greg and Kathryn!
Me holding Kathryn with Greg!
Greg holding Kathryn with me!