June 7, 2012
Everyday we get to see our beautiful baby boy is a great day, but today was extra special.
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!!