I was lucky enough to visit with my sister and brother-in-law yesterday, and meet the famous twosome causing such a fuss these last few weeks. These little tykes are adjusting quite well to their strange new world, even though it is a bright blue world for them under the bili lights. Both of them are on moderate breathing support, of course—big sister Isabella is nearly breathing room air, while Andrew is misbehaving in the respiratory department and demanded a chest tube for the air leak in his lung. Typical boy. With a mostly stable start for these two, we are hoping their newborn course remains as uncomplicated as possible. Your prayers and good wishes are so welcome and appreciated, thank you all for the loving care and comfort you all have sent to my sister and her family.
But enough talk.
Kate with the evidence: baby times two!
Bili Beach–also known as the Double Blue Light Special
Andrew, styling in his protective eyewear, chin strap and CPAP snorkel.
Baby toes. Tiny and perfect. And you NICU types will appreciate how beautifully oxygenated they are!
Poor little guy—the pacifier is nearly the size of his whole face.
And the lovely Isabella. One minute older than her brother, and excelling at this newborn thing so far.
It’s so hard to tell scale in these photos, particular since I’m mostly shooting through the isolette and can’t get close. That’s mom’s wedding ring on her toe.
And if this photo doesn’t melt your heart, nothing will.
Andrew was desaturating until he grabbed his mom’s finger. After grabbing on, in just a matter of seconds, he went from 81 to 99 on the monitor.
Can’t wait to see you again, babies! We love you!