Today was a special day with Logan. He is doing very well right now. All his vitals have been good, he has no more light over his bed because of jaundice, and no more humidity in his bed either. He actually threw a little fit today. It was a bit funny. His heart rate went up and the nurses went to check on him. His face was wrinkled up and his arms and legs were going everywhere. Looking at his little face you could tell he was just throwing a fit and he would be screaming if he could. The nurse let me stick my hands inside his bed to try to soothe him and within just a minute of talking to him and holding his little hand he settled down and his heart rate returned to normal. What a wonderful feeling it is to be able to soothe your baby.
Because he has been doing so well, I got to hold him for the first time tonight. It was a pretty big undertaking for the nurses with all the stuff still connected to him but the nurses didn't seem to mind. They said as long as he is doing well it would be good for one of us to hold him each day for about an hour (or as long as he tolerates it). Tonight, he seemed to love it. He snuggled right in and seemed as content as could be. I can't put into words the emotions I felt today holding my little boy for the first time.
It's hard to get so excited because you have one baby doing so well when you have another right beside them that's not doing so well. Little Leila is still struggling to hang in there and is still one very sick little girl. I know some of you have heard what one doctor said but I am not even going to repeat it. We are choosing to listen to the positive people, like Dr. Blake who has been working with little ones for over 30 years, and tonight's nurse, instead of the negative. Dr. Blake told us that she definitely is one sick little girl but that she is a strong little girl and unless she takes a much different turn he sees no reason that she can't pull through. Our nurse told me about another set of twins she took care of and one of them got as sick as little Leila. Today they are three years old and doing just fine.
There are a lot of doctors and nurses taking care of our babies right now and we are very thankful for all that they do. However, we know the Great Physician who is also watching over our little ones. He has performed many miracles and we are praying and waiting for one for our Leila. Please continue to help us lift up our little ones to the Lord.
She is going to be a daddy's girl. She already knows and loves her daddy's touch.