My heart is just BURSTING tonight. I have been dreaming about this day for eight long months, and almost two very long weeks. This afternoon, I got to hold my baby girl in my arms!
Brenna's skin has continued to astonish us with how quickly it is "shedding" to reveal her less scaly pink skin underneath, and her eyes, nose and mouth look so much better too. She is eating so much now compared to even a few days ago (at this rate, she will surpass Connor's weight soon!)
The doctors were a bit worried with her kidney function yesterday, so they ran some tests and did an ultrasound on her belly this morning. The medications she is getting can affect the kidneys and her urine output was pretty high, but the tests all came back fine - yea!
So today, our doctor and nurse surprised us with the best gift ever: some cuddle time with our girl! I even got to try to nurse her...while she seemed interested, she conked out so quickly before she even got to try to eat. Maybe next time!
To keep her body temperature and her moisture up, they coated her with ointment and wrapped her in plastic, then wrapped the blanket around her. It worked quite well, and she was a pretty cozy little thing!
I didn't want to put her down. I thought my heart was going to explode out of my chest, and I got pretty emotional a few times.
But Daddy needed a turn too!
Not much can top that as a New Year's Eve celebration for us!