Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Beautiful Blessing: Kangaroo Holding

I got to kangaroo care hold Jillian tonight for the very first time. Words can not describe the sheer joy  and feeling of being blessed that filled my heart as I snuggled close to my baby girl. 1lb 12oz felt like a feather in my arms. Sweet Jillian fell fast asleep in my arms and did wonderfully while I was holding her. Her night nurse warned me that her oxygen levels might go up while I am holding her which is a sign of stress but my sweet girl who is stronger than she looks, tolerated the holding incredibly well and actually went down in her oxygen requirements while I was holding her. Great job Jillian!!
My Beautiful Jillian

A mother's joy

1lb 12oz feels like a feather in my arms

Wide eyed and happy after being held by her Mommy

Thank you Heavenly Father for this amazing blessing today! You knew what my heart needed after an incredibly emotionally rough day (and week) with Britian.


  1. I know your mother's heart has been yearning for this for weeks. What a wonderful blessing God gave you today!

  2. That is so precious. I am just hearing about this, and I will be praying for your family.

  3. You know, this reminds me of baby Josie Duggar. I pray that all turns out just as well.

  4. I love the last picture of her - with those big bright eyes. So glad you got to spend this special bonding time with Jillian.

  5. Alexis,
    I am glad you got to have this experience today - what a joy! You have that classic "Mommy who loves her baby" look as you hold her. We will keep praying for your family.

  6. I am so glad that you were able to spend that time with her. Praying for your little blessings.

  7. Your joy is apparent. Praying for continued good news. I, too, love Jillian's big eyes.