Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kinley Meet's Crew

Last Monday Kinley was able to visit Crew and meet him for the first time. It was invaluable in helping to put a real face on Crew and give her something concrete to focus her faithful little prayers on.

In the elevator...
Asking to come into the NICU lock down...
Signing herself in as a visitor for Crew...
Meeting her baby brother! She really loved it.
"He's so cute!"
An extra sanitization never hurt anyone.
Relaxing after a serenade. She wanted to sing the same song that we sang to Dex, "Families Can Be Together Forever". I know he must have recoognized her sweet little voice.
It was a really great experience. She's 5, so it took her only 10-15 minutes to have her fill. It might have been different if she had been able to hold him, but we're still kind of far away from that. Heck, mama's not even ready to let her touch him fully gloved up to her armpit.

She won't be able to see him again until he returns from the Children's Hospital. Their official RSV season started on the day of the twins' birth, so no siblings under 14 are allowed to visit under any circumstances. I hope this little peek is enough for her to hold onto for a while. I'm glad they are so cautious about illnesses. I was pressing them about their sanitizing procedures for door handles, chairs, drawers, counters, etc. Strangely, they didn't seem to think I was terribly neurotic. He's just so fragile, and will be for a really long time.

1 comment:

Meghan said...

I just found your blog and the picture of your daughter signing in to see her brother. I work in early intervention and was so surprised at her outstanding writing grasp. So mature!