Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby Zinger

Yesterday was the beginning of our transition into a calmer baby life.

In the morning, Lumin underwent another EEG, this time fully conscious. She apparently considered the wires a fashionable accessory - see the second picture below.

After the EEG, she got her very first bath. We scrubbed off all her flaky skin. I don't think she liked it very much.

On the other hand, she seemed quite happy afterward. We rubbed her with a nice lotion that made her smell like an herbal tea. Ben dubbed her "Baby Zinger".

Most exciting of all, Lumin was able to try breastfeeding for most of the day! As soon as she is able to breastfeed and gain weight consistently, we can bring her home. She's off to a good start so far.

This morning, we dressed her in her very first onesie. Oh my goodness.

-Ben and Monica


  1. Overjoyed doesn't even begin to cut it. I am over the moon for you guys... She is such a love bug. I wish you speedy success with breastfeeding!! Way to go, little Lumin! Love, prayers, and homebound energy to you!!!

  2. What a milestone! I'm sure she latched on to your voices right away, but is loving the close contact. She brings to mind the book, Rainbabies. One of my favorites.

  3. YIPPY YIPPY YIPPY! Such Wonderful news! She is sooo cute with her eyes open! I'm just so happy for your family,Monnica. You are all tooo cute together. Hope she loves her tatas and can come home soon! Tori and I are going to try to visit early next week either at hospital or home!!!Luv and light~

  4. Fantastic pics! I'm not sure 'transition into a calmer baby life' is going to prove accurate--she looks mischievous--but it's certainly transition to a less terrifying life. Really looking forward to you guys leaving the hospital, though they've done a fabulous job. -The new Pompo.