Pray that Asher's vocol chords are fully restored and his eventual swallow study yields a good report. Pray that he remembers the right suck/swallow/breath mechanism to enable him to nurse. I believe nursing would do wonders to help restore both of us from the trauma we have gone through!
Today, I decided that it was time to give little Asher his first bath. He has had only sponge bathes up until this point to keep his feeding tube site dry, but my little darling boy was starting to smell kinda funky, which isn't what that "new baby smell" should be. So, I cleaned out Joel's old baby bath with the newborn attachment sling to hold him out of the water. Then I put his little tub across our big bathtub while Joel was getting his bath. I figured he would like to see that little brothers aren't exempt from tubby time either ;)
Asher in his little bath tub. He was so good and hardly cried. He was a little surprised when I placed him in the cold netting though. This picture also shows where his G-tube goes into his stomach. It's a very long tube that I have to wrap through his diaper so that we don't accidentally pull on it.
Joel watching over his little brother in the bath tub. He did very well also and handled his brother very gently. Only once did he try to pour water on his head! (Owe to have beautiful milky skin like my little boy ...makes me want to nibble on his cheek ;)
After it was all over, this is Asher all bundled up in his little "Got Milk" towel. He's such a doll baby ;)
Well, that's it for now. I have a little more swirling down inside that I don't have words for yet, so I may be doing another blog soon...don't know for sure. I'm still trying to get in here each day, but sometimes that just doesn't happen as planned. Hang in there with me ;)