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Friday, April 29, 2011

Kangaroo Care

Last night, Jim and I got to hold our babies for an hour
or so, using a process the NICU staff likes to call
kangaroo care.  It's proven to be great for new babies,
especially premature ones, to have skin on skin interaction
with their parents!

Since one of the main issues with early babies is
maintaining their body temperature, our body heat
is really good for them!



We each took off our shirts and the nurses brought us
our babies.  The joy of having 2 is that we don't have
to share the time!

I had little Annabelle

She cuddled right up to me and instantly fell asleep

Jim held Evelyn
She looked so tiny on his chest!

I think we'll get to do this pretty often with the girls!



It took Evelyn a little longer to fall asleep, but
she did eventually pass out!

Oh how we love these little girls!!

6 comments:

Jenna said...

LOVE IT! to be honest....ha ha ha... the last photo i didnt realize it was jim's CHEST, at first.. I thought "wow Bre you are super risky". :) also in the photo it looks like Evelyn has your nice full lips.

The Kirkbrides said...

What precious little girls!!

Grant, Amy, and Caleb said...

keep the updates comin!!!

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

I love it that you don't have to share! One little snuggly for each.

Jim and Brea said...

Jenna. You suck. Love Jim.

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

Congratulations!!! Both your girls are gorgeous!