Thursday, June 7, 2012

Daddy's Boy.

June 7, 2012 
Everyday we get to see our beautiful baby boy is a great day, but today was extra special. 
For the first time EVER daddy got to hold his lil' man!

Can't see the joy in Daddy's eyes can ya? It was such a special moment to be a part of. To see my two men together was an overwhelming feeling. I can promise everyone that the love I see in Zach's eyes everytime he looks at Blake is the most magical thing I have ever seen! This was truly, my favorite day of this journey thus far here at Riley! A big part of bonding with your child is skin on skin kangaroo care. Blake absolutely loved being on daddy's chest- he tolerated it SO well he stayed there for OVER an hour!!! You can tell not only is daddy on cloud nine, but if you look at Blake I think he was too!! He is a daddy's boy through and through! 
Blake also got to spend some skin on skin kangaroo care time with mommy today too..
It has been a wonderful day, Blake remains on the ventilator but has come down quite a bit on his settings, and they have started him on daily doses of caffeine (Baby Soda!!) to help prepare him for when he can come off of the breathing machine. (See the pictures below to see how hyper Blake was after the dose of caffeine. They did find out that Blake did have an infection- My poor baby has a UTI- but he has already been on antibotics that can treat it since Monday.  All in all though we are still hanging in there. Taking it day by day and loving our lil' man more and more as each day passes.

“What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.”

Blake after receiving his first dose of Caffeine- look at those eyes!

 Blake smirking. He thought today was pretty special too!
Our sweet baby!! Thanks Cori for the Blankie!!


  1. I remember the first kangaroo time with my boys. How awesome! Makes nothing else seem important in the world. Thanks for sharing with us. Stay strong!

  2. It is so wonderful that you both are getting to hold him now!!! He is so blessed to have you both as parents!!

  3. Katie, thank you so much for sharing your special little sweetheart with us all! I am in love with this lil dide, and I've never even met him! The pictures are priceless and you will be so glad you've documented his whole journey. That close'up of yoi holding Blake on your chest is the sweetest thing EVER! Continuing to pray for your beautiful little family! God bless :)

  4. Haha, I have to draw up doses of caffeine at St. Marys a lot.. now I know what it does to babies.. he's a cutie, Katie..
    Those pictures of Zach and Blake make me smile... I'm so happy for you guys.


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