Katie Kangaroo

Katie Kangaroo

Katie Kangaroo, photo by Harold Davis. View this photo larger.

Phyllis got to hold Katie Rose today in the NICU. This is called kangaroo care, because the preemie is nestled warmly, skin-to-skin, sort of like a kangaroo mom and baby.

Phyllis, of course, loved holding Katie. But it is a bit scary holding a human being that is so tiny.

Katie continues to do as well, or better, than can be expected. She’s drinking roughly a teaspoon of milk every two hours, pooping, and coming off antibiotics after two weeks.

But she’s still so tiny.

[Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR zoom lens at 80mm (120mm in 35mm terms), 1/15 of a second at f/5 and ISO 2000, handheld, image stabilization engaged.]

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  1. Hello Harold,

    Congratulations on your baby Katie Rose! Wishing you all good health!
    I have been reading your blog for few weeks and even followed your footsteps in photographing “Point Reyes” trawler and Cataract Falls with my brand new D300 couple of weeks ago. Awesome work you do!
    I have a new baby-girl, too. She was born on May 19th. I was reading your blog and couldn’t believe we were going through somewhat same experience at roughly the same time. My wife was also on a bed rest and and delivered early.
    Keep up the good work. I hope to attend one of your workshops.

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