Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New 'Do & Snuggling Too

We had two big outings today. First up was visiting the hospital and Grandma Frank's first time holding James! We just got permission from the nurses yesterday to let other people hold him, so all the grandparents are raring to go (Grandpa Frank will have to wait until they come out again at Christmas time).

James was weaned off his morphine drip today, so it was his first time without any pain medication and although he did cry once or twice, he's been recovering quickly and is pretty easy to soothe. They are lowering the flow on his nasal cannula and he might be able to come off of it within the week. Now that the huge ventilator tube is out of his mouth, he's learning how to suck and often sucks/chomps down on the tube in his mouth & he's also now learning how to use a pacifier. It's funny how all the normal newborn baby things seem like such an accomplishment to us now! :-)


Our second outing was a trip to Little Clippers for Maddie's new haircut. It's gotten long enough that she's started twirling it again and after 3 days in bed at the hospital last week, it was turning into a rat's nest. :-) Here's the before picture...

and here's the after...

2 comments:

Allison McKenney said...

Maddie looks so big! I guess she will be 3 in just a little over a month! She is just darling...

AND JAMES!!!! He has captured my heart. He is so cute! I love your kids. :) What a special day for the Grandparents!

Love you!

Dana said...

AWESOME that James is starting to use a pacifier and do normal baby things! I wish I could hold him too!!! Maybe in a month when I'm back? :-)

Maddie's new 'do is adorable too. xo