Wednesday, December 30, 2009
All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go
Braden started wearing clothes last night and he is already making fashion statements in the NICU. He has several preemie outfits (thank you Gammy and Aunt Kelly) and even though they swallow him, he looks darn cute and given he just hit 3 lbs he will hopefully grow into them. The doctors are allowing clothing and blanket swaddling because his IV was removed and he needs to start to learn how to regulate his body temperature, which can take weeks to master and is a critical check box before babies leave the NICU. They do this by putting them in clothes just as they would wear outside the isolette and weening the temperature inside down more and more until it is off and he is in room air temperature without the support of the warming isolette.
Below are a few pics where daddy tried to catch his best angle... as you can see Braden loves to try to pull his cannula out of his nose and frankly he had enough of the daddy paparazzi by the 10th picture :)