Monday, April 7, 2014

Joshua's NICU Library

When Joshua was born, we were encouraged to read to him. It's a great way for babies to learn the sounds of their parents voices. I had planned on reading to Joshua during my third trimester, but I missed that opportunity. It's been great fun getting to share my passion with him so soon. Here's what little Joshua has heard to far.

Jerry visited Joshua in the middle of the night on his first night.  My sister had brought us Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, a classic for all young children.  This was the first book that Joshua heard.  Jerry has read it many times since and made a few changes along the way.  It's now "Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bear."  Blue horses and purple cats don't exist, and black sheep are weird.

Other picture/board books include:
  • The House in the Night (This is probably my all time favorite picture book.)
  • Max's ABC's
  • Jorge el Curioso (I brought this thinking it was in English, but it wasn't.  Jerry read it to Joshua anyway.)
  • Snuggle Puppy (Thanks, Mom!)
  • Pajama Time
  • How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?

As you can see he listens very intently.   We also decided that he was advanced enough for chapter books.

  • Midnight on the Moon
  • The Phantom Tollbooth (This was lovingly sent to me by an old friend.
 Last but not least, I wrote Joshua a little book.  This was going to be a bed rest project for me, but I made it postpartum instead.  It's almost as big as he is.


emma call said...

So sweet! :-)

Katja said...

That is so cute! He is looking great. I love how all the tubes are disappearing. We continue to pray for you and your cute family. He is so blessed to have fantastic parents.

Stacy Seymour said...

I'm so happy you started a blog for your family. The blessings will pour down from heaven, as your Joshua is an angel!!!! Thank you so much for sharing, I've shared this with Hermana Emma Seymour, and she says he is going to be one amazing Elder! All our love Stacy, Jeff, Maat, Emma.

Hannah said...

He looks better all the time. Your blog is wonderful. I can't wait to see what you will post next. I will definitely be following you and praying for you guys. If I may suggest "Bear Snores On" is one of our favorite books. I love the rhyme of it. He is lucky to have a librarian for a Momma!!!