Our main man is "eating like a champ" according to his attending this morning! Rounds were awesome will all good reports and we upped his breast milk intake again.
Ty found his thumb for the first time and we were actually there with the camera to catch it! He thought it was the best thing he'd ever done, but then lost it again. He's been eating his hands when he's ready to eat - we love it!
The biggest news of all is that this happened...
Because of his great condition and my tearful plea, the wonderful nurses and doctors worked a little NICU magic to waive some rules so the girls could have a QUICK encounter with their baby brother. We were on our way to the park when we got the call that the charge nurse had approved and Ava Grace said asked where we were going. When we told her she was going to get to meet her brother, she was so crazy excited! She said, "Oh my goodness! This is so much cool! This is better than the park!"
Ava Grace had to be carried in - wasn't even allowed to touch the floor - gotta protect all the little ones from germs. Her Daddy held her up at a safe distance so she could examine baby brother. Then we got a couple family shots and he took her back out.
They deemed Lily old enough and healthy enough to scrub and gown up and to get to hold him....
...and it just happened to be time for mommy's milk, so she got to do that too!
We feel blessed beyond belief that the girls got to meet their brother and hold him before his surgery tomorrow. This is the best day yet!
Now, on to Ronald McDonald House Easter Fun Day! Egg hunt, face paints, and bouncy houses are on the agenda. :-) Then back to the NICU for more rocking time for this mama!