Jessica and the baby are doing well. There was a nurse that came by for 2 hours on Monday to talk about the Down Syndrome program at the Alberta Children's hospital. It sounds like there are a lot of services and she will have lots of support in Calgary.
The nurse brought this quilt for Hunter. Isn't it great. It is from the "Friends and Needles Quilt Guild" and it is just such a bright, cheerful and fun quilt. Perfect for playtime on the floor!! It has already been put to use. Quilters are certainly the nicest and most generous and thoughtful people!! Thank you to all of you!
The nurse was very helpful with pointers on positioning Hunter so he can find his hands and feet and strengthen various muscle groups. The Childrens Hospital has a physiotherapist that will come to the house starting around 3 months.
This is the little quilt that was Hunter's when he was in the NICU. I don't know if Jessica was supposed to take it home but she really loved it - being the baby's very first quilt.
It is 14 inches by 22 inches and it is backed with flannel - no batting. So I thought I would make a few up for the NICU to take back there. These are made by a quilt guild in Calgary as well and the nurses said they never have enough for all the babies that come through, but they like each baby to have a little quilt. It is nice for the mum's to have the little quilt as a reminder of the time spent in the hospital. I have quite a bit of Sock Monkey flannel left - perfect for little quilts like these.
And of course we should have a least one baby picture - shouldn't we? Gosh he's cute!!