When we got back for our night visit, we were hoping that John could hold him too, and they let him! After the kangaroo care that morning, A had a great day, so our nurse felt comfortable taking him out again. Andrew looked even smaller in J's arms than mine, but he was just as comfy! I think John held him for almost 45 minutes as well - and Andrew slept soundly the entire time. Notice that J is basically holding up A's head with two or three fingers! I loved watching Daddy hold his son!
While J was holding him, we had a nice visit with Dr. B who was the neonatalogist who helped deliver A 5 weeks ago. We love Dr. B's personality, and both remember his calming presence that night. He came up to me, before I went into the c-section and introduced himself. "I'm Dr. B. I'm the baby doctor. I'm going to take care of your baby." He was so confident, and kind, and while I went into that operating room not sure if there would be a baby to take care of (b/c Andrew was too young to make it) he helped give me a seed of hope. It was great to catch up with him tonight, and for him to say that A is doing really well. He obviously has been following his case, since he knew about the steroid treatments, and was confident they are going to help A get stronger and stay off the vent. That was great to hear!
One more family shot - a great reminder of a big day for all three of us! This one is a self-portrait, and I think it is funny how it looks like A is popping his head in to be included in the pic! Please keep A in your thoughts the next few days and pray that he doesn't have any big setbacks. While J and I are so encouraged and hopeful because of all his progress, we know he still has a long road in front of him. Your love and prayers from near and far are so appreciate by us all.