So much has happened in the first few hours of Brigham's life. Here's a try at catching up a bit.
Justin with Brigham when he's only about 20 minutes old. His first few minutes in the NICU were spent getting connected to the ventilator and getting IVs started etc.
Pretty pale, but doing good on the oscillating ventilator. Look at all that hair!
Another view of all his gorgeous hair! It's lighter than Carrie's was, which somehow,we all seemed to guess! I wonder if it'll stay light?...
Daddy and his boy. It's weird to me that now we have a girl AND and boy!
Bonding with Daddy, holding hands
A view of Brigham's room and some of his equipment. Just to the right of his bed is the ventilator, and on the far right is a machine that gives him Nitrous Oxide. That helps the blood pressure in his lungs try to relax.
Alright. Time to explain all the tubes. It's a long list... (You can see them all in the picture below)
Now I said earlier that he's unable to make noise or cry. Don't worry though. He's sedated and on pain medications so even though he's being poked and prodded, he's not feeling any pain. There are other signs of pain that the nurses and doctors are keeping an eye on to make sure his pain is taken care of. (For example, elevated heart rate, trying to breath over the ventilator)
I made these little signs a few weeks ago to put up in Brigham's room. I'm excited that even if Brigham can't see them, the staff will know who we all are. (Especially since Carrie is not allowed to come to the NICU at all. It's RSV season....)