Brittany went into the NICU first and checked on Gaines. At one point last night his oxygen was at 31% but was as high as 36%. This morning he was requiring 34% oxygen. He did gain a little weight last night and is now up to 4 pounds 12 ounces. Once Brittany finished getting the "report", it was time for Reed and Gaines to meet.
Before Reed could go into the NICU, a nurse had to take his temperature. After it was determined that Reed did not have a fever, it was time to take him in the NICU. At first, Reed was pretty much speechless as I walked into the NICU holding him. I guess it is a scary place for a 20-month old. When we got to Gaines' bedside, Brittany was holding him. Reed was excited to see his "mama" and did say "baby" when he looked at Gaines. However, he was most interested in Gaines' CPAP machine and the bubbles it produces. Reed must have said "bubbles" at least ten times during his three minute visit to the NICU.
I'm not sure what Reed or Gaines thought about their introduction this morning. Maybe on some level they knew they were brothers. I hope so.
Here are our first family pictures. Its not our entire family, but Jack is in Andalusia. We will get the entire family in a picture when we get back to Montgomery...someday.