*I’ll be uploading my Instagram posts from our time in NICU, followed by a more recent picture of Rex, so you’ll be able to see the difference and keep-up with our journey*
15th May 2019
“It’s Kangaroo Care Awareness Day. A day to help promote the benefits of skin-to-skin cuddles with your baby ♥️ It’s by far, my absolute favourite time of each day; whether I get an hour, or 3, time cuddling my boy, is what keeps me going. I love feeling his tiny hands and feet, his breathing and heartbeat, and looking at his face with the mirror the nurses provide. Even with all the tubes and wires, it’s pure heaven (hey oxytocin) I’m fully addicted
The benefits for Rex are also important. Skin to skin helps us bond, he’ll become more comfortable with early life outside the womb, and it’s a regular, reassuring experience for us both 🤱🏻 A long soothing cuddle can also help Rex’s brain to develop. Touch is an important sense to master, so he gets to do that a little more each time. It will also help us transition to breastfeeding; he’ll get used to the setting (me), so when he’s ready, there’ll be less new things to get the hang of Even writing all of this is making me want to rush to him. Kangaroo care is great for all babies and parents. In NICU, it’s just a little more crucial for development and bonding; only because we obviously have a limit on how much we can do.
Right, I’m off to get my Rex fix happy hump day; go hug someone lovely x”
Peace, love, and a big squish, Fay x