March 14, 2009

..5 days on the outside..

So back to the doctor we went this morning for yet another foot prick. Honestly..she seems to be doing better with it, but it is still heartbreaking for me!! We've not heard back yet from the doctors...hopefully in the next hour or so. Good news was that she had not lost any more weight! Which is a good thing...because the girl can eat!! We also think her other systems are starting to move a bit more...which will prayerfully move the jaundice on out!!!! She and I spent a nice afternoon together while mommy napped! She slept most of the time, but it was still fun to have her near me...and just watch her!

4 comments:

Mama Kalila said...

Oh that looks like a smile! Good to hear mama's resting... I had a hard time making myself do that and it bit me pretty hard. Hope the news from the dr is good!

vwiller said...

Depending what you have been told, I pumped after each feeding until my milk came in better. This helped my milk supply and helped the jaundice as well. Steven & Andrew each got it...so far Gretchen has not. Use whatever you have to to keep her healthy and depending on what Shana wants to do all will be fine. I supplimented with Steven & Jakob until about 6 weeks and then it was completely me to a year and they did not get "confused" by nipples or taste. She is your babe and you know best! Make sure they use a foot warmer to get the blood to flow better if she needs anymore sticks. I am sending much love to all of you, we should just chat in the middle of the night! Ok, I will be hoping that she is sleeping then and so are you!

Mama Kalila said...

That was really good advice above! There's also a thing called an SNS that you can use instead of a bottle if you want that's supposed to be a big help. It ups production while they're getting the extra (be it BM or F)

Word of warning though... if you're not having probs w/ supply the extra pumping can give you grief later on if you keep it up... I ended up making too much and Kalila would choke on it. I had to feed her lying on my back w/ her face down for months lol.

Cindy said...

She is beautiful, I am so happy for you all. Love, Ms. Cindy