Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Father/Son Bonding

We have been given the okay to hold Joshua now, even though he still has all kinds of wires, an IV and a feeding tube connected to him. But, since I am still fighting a cough, I am not able to hold him myself. However, Matt is perfectly healthy and thus elligible to hold him, so he did today for the first time. I was very jealous, but happy that Joshua was able to be held and spend some quality time bonding with his Daddy skin to skin. And I think Joshua liked it, too. :) He didn't cry at all (although I must mention that he rarely ever cries). He did get the hiccups at one point, and he grunted a few times in his sleep, but what man doesn't grunt, right? The best part for me was that he had his eyes opened for quite a while and I was able to snap some great pictures of him with his eyes open.


Then it was time to say goodbye and go back into his little oven. He was so content after 2 1/2 hours hangin with his Daddy. :)


This was two days ago when his BR levels were a little high and he got to do some tanning under the lights. Don't you love his tanning goggles???

9 comments:

Kristen said...

I can't believe how tiny he is! Congrats again and I'm glad he is doing so well!

The Ollila's said...

Vanessa you must of been going nuts not being able to hold him yourself. I am so glad Matt got to hold him. Joshua is sooo adorable!!! And I am sure he loved being held by papa. Sooo sweet!!!

Love you guys

The Ollila's said...

Vanessa you must of been going nuts not being able to hold him yourself. I am so glad Matt got to hold him. Joshua is sooo adorable!!! And I am sure he loved being held by papa. Sooo sweet!!!

Love you guys

Lisa K said...

Colton had to live in a tanning bed for 4 days when he was born. It's funny that they even smell like a tanning bed afterwards.

He's so cute and I'm keeping y'all in my prayers!!

Tiffany said...

He is so dang cute and looks so happy all cuddled up with his daddy. I LOVED doing kangaroo care with my girls...and it's good for them too!

Borton Family said...

I loved doing skin to skin. Take lots of pictures, it goes fast. He looks like he has gained weight. I cant get over how cute he is.

The Memea family said...

What a handsome little man! I'm glad that you and Joshua are doing well. And it's great that you guys can now hold him!

Amber said...

So cute! Love the picture of your two boys sleeping.

Justin Mellen said...

Why is that gorilla trying to breastfeed Joshua in the second picture?

Oh, nevermind...thats Matt....my bad. :)

Congrats, we're thrilled that Joshua is doing so well.