It's DEFINITELY "love at first sight!"And there you have it. Mommy and baby finally got to "bond" today. Little Silas has been off the ventilator for a full 24 hours now, and all his levels are fine. In fact, I think the only reason he's still in the NICU is because he hasn't quite been successful at keeping down "real" food yet. But since the only "real" food he's actually tried is formula, I can't say that I blame him. He'll be ditching the IV "nutrition" and downing the "really real" food in no time, I'm sure.
Martha appears all set to come home on Sunday. It seems a bit doubtful that Silas will be released at that point too, but we can always pray and hope. At this rate, though, he won't be too far behind Momma. I'll keep you posted. Until then, enjoy a few more random pictures from Thursday and Friday. Oh, and thanks to all of you for your prayers and your kind, congratulatory words. Both mean more to us than we can adequately express.
About 10:30 on Thursday morning, before the young man was moved to the NICU
There, that's better! [Nose tube notwithstanding, upon being moved to his other bed this morning, Silas was quite thankful to be dressed. His sense of modesty is already vividly apparent.]
Boy meets other girl [Aunt Sarah]; this relationship is quite "platonic," however
"When I was your age..."
Worth a thousand words
...happily ever after."