Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 27th - We Hold Ryan for the 1st Time!!!

Today, March 27th, we got to hold Ryan for the first time. We cannot put into words our joy at holding our little guy for the first time! It was beyond any words we could express.

Ryan did well while we held him for about 45 minutes. He is still on oxygen and having very few respiratory difficulties (although they still come and go). He dropped back down to just below 2 lbs., but we expect him to gain more weight in the coming weeks.

Tomorrow Lisa will get to hold him with skin-to-skin contact. That's where she holds him on her chest and covers him up and holds him for at least an hour. Joey will also try this in the next few days. This encourages bonding between baby and parent. We will also get to help change him and bathe him. We can't wait!

Please continue to keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. We really appreciate all the outpouring of love and kindness we have received.

Lisa, Joey, Alec and Ryan

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