Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The BABY Blog

I just spent 10 days in Richfield with Gail, Seth, Caroline and Baby Jonathan. It was a flurry of B’s. . . .

A Bouncing Baby Boy, with Beautiful Blue eyes. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 oz at Birth, But is still trying to get Back up to his Birth weight this week.

Bilirubin counts galore. It seems Jonathan had a little jaundice in the hospital, was treated with lights for a day, the counts went down, so we all went home on Saturday the 23rd to Richfield. But, he got a lot yellower, so Gail took him in for a check at a local clinic, who ordered

Blood tests at the hospital. So we went there for four days in a row because the counts were Back up. WAY up. He looked a little pumpkin-colored there for a while. Poor little Jonathan and his Bruised and pricked heels. It was hard to find an available spot to draw Blood from! And jaundiced Babies are very sleepy and lethargic.

Borrowed Bassinett—it rocks! Literally. It’s very nice that way, and quite soothing.

Belly Buttons—ah, newborns! Such an adventure. And do you know that things have changed in “what you’re supposed to do about______ ” in just the 7 years since Gail had Caroline?! I thought it was just different from one generation to the next, but no. Just a few years makes a big difference in the” how to” department for Baby care. Amazing.



Breast pumps, Breast milk, Bottles with rich cream on top in the fridge. Feed that Baby and make him grow! It’s such an effort for these Babies sometimes. I think if I would have Been Back in to see Doctors with mine before 2 weeks as Gail has Been, I would have Been told to supplement, etc. I had poorly fed babies, very FUSSY Babies, But was too dumb to really know It. But they survived OK.

And the adventure has Begun! Caroline is a Big helper, wants to help with everything, hold him lots, and carts around her own little doll that is about the same size as her Baby Brother. She dresses it, puts it in the stroller, lays it out on a

Blankie on the floor next to Jonathan. It looks like twins at first glance! ha.

And one more thing was a Belated Birthday cake Baked for Gail. Her 30th Birthday kind of got skipped in all the “hurry up and wait while on Bed rest” with Jonathan.


Suzanne said...

Boy, babies are so much work. I got exhausted reading all the concerns about Jonathon. So glad those days are behind us now. :-) He's a cutie, though! And they're worth every bit of lack of sleep and worry, aren't they? :-)

Hali said...

Baby, baby, BABY! So darn cute!

Glad you got to spend some time with mom and baby. Hope all is well!

Donna said...

What a sweet baby picture! Cute Eric too :o)