Kangaroo care is a technique used primarily for premature babies in which the parent holds the baby on his or her bare chest so that there is skin to skin contact. A blanket is then put over the baby. Not only does this practice promote bonding, but it has physiological benefits as well. Kangaroo care can help preemies regulate their body temperature as well as their heart and breathing rates. It also enhances growth and can lead to an earlier discharge from the NICU.
Why am I telling you about kangaroo care? Because we are hopefully going to be able to do it tomorrow!! That's the plan if Veronica continues to do as well as she has been doing.
We're so excited!!