Both girls have what are called cares done every eight hours. It consists of them having their head, ear, neck and mouth wiped. Then cleaning their umbilical cord and finally a nappy change.
Yesterday Matt and I saw this for the first time on Ellie and then it was my turn on Hannah. I don’t think I have ever been so scared, excited and nervous all at the same time. They look like they would break! I have to say though they are much tougher than they look.
This morning I was able to wash and wipe both girls with some assistance from the nurse. Tonight however I did everything for Ellie on my own! I even moved her little head to get to her neck for the first time. An amazing experience that is just bringing me closer and closer to these beautiful little girls.