We arrived in the NICU today and were greeted by Gretchen, one of Elise's primary daytime nurses. She updated us to the fact that Elise was doing quite well, although she had managed to pry off her CPAP and blow it at her eyes for several moments, and would be ready whenever we liked for her first bath! Similar to diaper changes, I can't say I usually take part in any of the bathing of the little ones under my care. Although I was very excited that Elise would be able to get her first bath (really more of a spit bath), I relinquished this honor to her mommy so that I could get pictures and video of this exciting event.
|What are you guys planning on doing with that tub of water?|
|OH NO! I see where this is going...|
|Whew! All washed and diapered back up.|
Following Elise's first cleansing, the proud father of the squeaky clean little girl was very happy to be able to hold her for his longest period yet... A little over 1 1/2 hours! I still have yet to hold her as long as her mother, but I find that Elise seems to handle her mother's gentle touch a little better than her father's... I'm sure that's a temporary issue and doesn't really amount to anything ;-)
|One happy and beaming Papa!|
|Nothing better after a long day than a kiss from my mommy!|
To the end of a long but wonderful day,