Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Held in Their Mother's Arms

Saturday January 18 and Sunday January 19, 2014

Mommy Holding Marcello

Saturday January 18, 2014

On Saturday, both Marcello and Manuel remained stable. The neonatal teams were pleased with their progression and with how Marcello's incision has been healing. Mommy and Daddy are thankful for the quiet times that we get with the twins. These boys have been through so much already that we are cherishing the quiet time that we have with them.

Sunday January 19, 2014

On Sunday, Mommy was in for a surprise.  The NICU staff have been monitoring the twins for the past 48 hours and they informed mommy that because the twins had remained stable, Mommy would be able to hold them outside of the incubator and in her arms.

Mommy Holding Manuel
The nurses helped Mommy get seated and once she was ready, they brought over Marcello for her to hold.  Marcello whimpered when he was brought over to Mommy but soon settled in for some snuggle time with Mommy.  Mommy was able to hold Marcello for about 30 minutes and then Marcello had to be placed back in his incubator.

Mommy was then moved to Manuel's incubator and then Manuel was brought over for Mommy to hold. Manuel also let out a whimper when he was moved from his incubator to Mommy, much like his brother Marcello. Manuel settled into Mommy's arms and remained calm during snuggle time.

What a wonderful moment this was to capture and see how both Marcello and Manuel responded to their mother. It was as they both knew that this was the person that had been caring and nourishing them before their arrival.

We give thanks to God for this moment. Although we have a long way's to go before we can even think of them coming home, it is moments like today that we give thanks to God in allowing our boys to remain here with us. We pray for continued health for both Marcello and Manuel.

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