Can I describe how I felt while holding my daughter for the first time? Not really. It was beyond wonderful. A sense of calm came over me. Most importantly, it felt natural and right to be close to my daughter, who before, I could only stare at through glass. Of course I had some Momma tears as soon as our skin bonded, but they were certainly happy tears. Even though I see her every other day, her size was put into perspective for me when she laid against my chest. She now weights 1 pound 11 ounces....teeny tiny shall we say? I say precious, too.
The nurse said if Elise would tire out or start to misbehave (drop her heartbeat/oxygen levels) she would need to go back in her isolette. She said we could try for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
This momma held for 3 hours! Elise did so well while I held her. Mostly awake...and even popped open those eyes to see Daddy as he snagged some video.
Enjoy our day as you scroll through the pictures....
|So calm and full of love|
|I can't begin to explain what it felt like to feel those little fingers on my chest!|
|Love, Love, Love.|
|My little smurf hat!|
|THIS is what life is all about.|
G & J & E