Sunday, February 24, 2008
Kavi and Mommy!
So Kavi, to our surprise, made it to the "Step-Down Unit", which is not as intensive care as the NICU. The docs say he's doing well, and all he really needs to do is put on some weight. As of this post, he's 2 lbs, 14 oz, so he's almost 3 lbs!
Nisha has been doing "Kangaroo Care" with him, which means she holds him against her chest making skin-to-skin contact. This helps with the bonding & growth process, as well as the first steps towards breast-feeding. I can do skin-to-skin contact as well...well, I suppose mine is chest-hair-to-skin contact...and as much as Nisha wants me to, I don't think I'll be able to breast-feed him! But heck, I'll try anything once!