The NICU nurses made this announcement for Asher, and it hangs beside his bed. It brings us joy to look at it while we are in there. The nurses are so caring and loving...they have been truly amazing! We also got our first card from Asher that a nurse made, with his picture inside. We are thankful to experience small joys of parenthood like this for the first time! It seems sometimes even simple sweet gestures like that give us a feeling of normalcy.
The nurses also drape a baby blanket made by volunteers over each baby. Asher's is a Noah's Ark theme blanket and the charge nurse told us she picked that out for him because it has animals in two's on it, and Asher will always be a twin. Bryan, the nurse and I all shared a hug and a few tears in that conversation. I'm so thankful for her gentle nature. She hugs us every time she sees us. Titus was born a few minutes before Asher, and his weight was 1 lb 6oz...another evidence of God's grace..he gained more weight despite the challenges of not having fluid. It's painful to see that blanket some days and be reminded that Titus is not with us, but we also never want him too far from our minds, and we want that for Asher as well. They were together in the womb for 23 1/2 weeks, so I'm sure Asher is comforted by this blanket as well and maybe it helps him feel his brother's presence is still close.