As I thought before not many Moms are doing Kangaroo Care. There is only 1 chair and two hour time slots per day. I don't know if they don't know about it or just don't want to inconvenience the nurses. I really don't understand, but in all honesty it means I can do it more. I feel sad for the other Moms actually. I think in many ways they are VERY BOUND by having to act a certain way because that is the Japanese way ( this is just what I think). I mean I can't imagine any new Mom not wanting to snuggle with their baby for an extra hour after visiting time, out of the incubator. It is the first true privacy that I or we have had as a family in 3 months since the NICU here is just two big rooms.
In other BIG news about Karis- she made it to 4lbs today!!!!!!Yay for 4 lbs. We didn't see any doctors today, so our update about Karis was very quick just from the nurse. I asked Dr. Homa this weekend if he thought they would take her out of the incubator soon. He couldn't give me a real answer, but of course more wait and see. Actually, I feel ok about this one. She is still so tiny, I don't think any of the other babies are that small that are in a crib. He said they would really like to see here stop having Brady episodes, where her heart slows down and also apnea with her breathing. On Wednesday her gestational age will be 38 weeks. He keeps telling me that soon this will go away. with age...I don't know it just seems like something we will have to wait out for now.
- For Karis to keep gaining weight
- For her Apnea/ Bradycardia to resolve
- As she starts to eat bottle or breast that the transition will be smooth. ( We are going to talk about this on Wednesday with the translator present)
Here are some cute snuggle pictures for your enjoyment!!!
|First snuggle with Mommy|
|Daddy snuggles are so nice!! I want to sleep on Daddy all the time!!|
|First Family photo outside "the box"!!!|
|This is the photo for Wave of Light-In memory of our babies- Judah Masaki Moore. For Carey and Jeremy Bear- In memory of Rudyard Bear, Desmond Bear, and Oscar Bear. You will always be missed and loved.|