Friday, July 19, 2013

I Got to Hold My Baby Tonight!

I got to hold my baby tonight!!

When I asked how the kangaroo care discussion had gone, I wasn’t really expecting to get to do it that moment. But the nurse on, Tiffany, spoke with the doctor, who told her if she was comfortable moving the baby, it was a go. (BTW, we love Tiffany!)

This was really quite the production. While the tube is in – it’s only in as far as 5cm, so it wouldn’t be hard to pull it out far enough that it is no longer effective – this fun event may not happen very often.

He is so light, barely there, but tonight he felt to me like our baby.

Kraemer’s turn next time.

He is now up to 8 ccs in feedings and weighs more than 800 grams. They also managed to insert another line; not where they wanted, ideally, so it isn’t actually grabbing accurate BP readings, but in a place that will allow them to do their thing without poking him in the heel every time. Big plus.


  1. These pictures made me cry...I love them. I love you three. He's absolutely those little eyes looking up at you. Wish you countless more...thanks for sharing all these moments - wish there was more we could do from here!

  2. Ashley, thanks for all your posts and your calls. It is really so nice to hear from you! I promise I will call you back soon. Of course, I love keeping up with your big boy, too. Don't they grow up so fast? ;) Lots of love.

  3. I just saw your blog tonight, Taryn, and I am so glad that you finally got to take your sweet baby boy home. The picture of you holding him brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing your story!

    1. Thanks, Becky! The little guy knows how to steal hearts. I love peeking at your blog too -- it's a hoot! Hope y'all had a very merry Christmas.