I had a nurse come help me today! She is going to come 2 times a week! We feel really lucky to have found her, as she is a retired NICU nurse who doesn't want to work full time any more! It took all of my time anyways, to explain all of what needs to be done, but I'm so excited and I think she'll be great with Miss Katie.
Ok, my daughter hasn't gotten the hang of smiling yet, but she certainly is a queen of funny faces....OK, this really is a crazy face.....maybe half of her is trying to smile (and half frown?) Kaitlyn's eyebrows get really red all the time
She's really got the pout down
Just hanging out in her boppy Sticking her tounge out at mom
Me, at the fireboat....everyone says I need to eat more. My arms do look a bit skinny here.....The last time that Katie's pediatrician called (and spoke to Brian) she told him that he needs to feed me more as I was too skinny. Funny, all of Katies docs are worried about me. Kaitlyn loves to lay with her head back, and she has definitely found her hands, here she is just staring at her hand. You can see her feeding pump/IV pole behind her and Brian is holding her feeding tube. These pictures are from our visit with Ethyn and his parents a few weeks ago. Ethyn was Kaitlyn's NICU mate, and also lost his twin brother. They are now each other's lost twins. Ethyn is still on oxygen, he is about a month older (adjusted) than Kaitlyn and weighs 15 pounds (I think or more). Ethyn is actually having surgery tomorrow (5/9, so send him prayers) . He'll have to be at the hospital for a week while he recovers. More pictures of Ethyn and Kaitlyn (Katie is looking a bit bored with her big yawn) . Her feeding tube is attached. Kaitlyn was sound asleep here (the tube hanging down from Katilyn is her feeding tube) and she seems to have lost a sock! This is Jenny's Ethyn's mom. We spent a LOT of time together in the pump room at the NICU.