Tuesday, March 30, 2010

the thing about preemies...

...is that they are just a wee bit pissed about being thrown into this cold harsh world too soon.

Exhibit A:
I thought about snapping a few more pics of the other NICU residents to further illustrate my point, but I'm quite positive I would have been escorted out of the hospital by security.

They are sticklers, those nurses. If you so much as look in another child's direction you get the stink eye.

When Henry is awake, he acts like a little old man who has been interrupted while doing something very important. In this case, it's sleeping. It really puts him out to have to actually acknowledge that he is here on Earth.

However, he doesn't grumble too much and he allows me to kiss every inch of his head everyday. Which is more than can be said for the nurses.

Kissing is another stink eye infraction. You know, germs and all.


The little citizens of my world will be decked out in my favorite line of children's clothes for the Easter holiday.

Have you heard of Tea?

The new collection is inspired by Korea. It's irresistibly cute.

I wish the Easter bunny would bring me home a little grumpy Henry, but alas, I think he will be in the NICU for a while longer.



Jessa said...

Man, that is one sweet little preemie. He is adorable and you are all so blessed to have each other!

On a separate note - one that is not remotely important enough to be on the radar of a Mama of a newborn (but I wanted to tell you before i forget!) - I started my blog this week (I emailed with you about it last week. Remember me?) with a post that mentioned you. Check it out here when you have a moment, so like...four years from now? http://happilyhomesewn.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-in-denver-is-big-ol-tease.html

Blessings to all five of you!

Gina said...

You're not just interrupting his sleep--you're interrupting his growth! All that development that was supposed to happen in the quiet, warm, dark womb is now having to take place in the NICU. That's the hard way. Have the nurses talked to you about Kangaroo Care? And when you get home, I highly recommend learning infant massage. It helps with all kinds of good things that all babies--but especially preemies--need! You can sometimes find someone who needs to do instruction to complete their certification and that's usually free. I'm so happy for you!

Natalie Hutchison said...

haha oh he is just the cutest little grumpy old man ever! I can't wait for you guys to come back home. I miss you!

brooke said...

henry is oh so precious!!1 praying he gets to make his way home very very soon!!!

going to check out tee!! love that little top!