Flew by SO fast. That first week when my hubby and I were so overwhelmed by the baby, who wasn't sleeping and was so fussy and miserable seems so long ago. Then on August 21st, McBaby had his Bris and we hired a baby nurse (the wonderful Yvonne) for a week. My husband and I both SLEPT for a week. He slept through the night but I still heard my baby cry and did wake up to check in on him during the night (but left the care to Yvonne). We discovered he was gassy/fussy and switched his formula from the Enfamil Premium Lipil to the Enfamil Gentlease. It's helped with the gas, but now he's not pooping.
Sorry about that commentary, folks. But my son's bodily functions are very much on my mind these days. I'm so involved in his pee, poop, spit up, etc. that it's somewhat frightening. But his pooping is a sign of health, so if he doesn't poop by 6 pm today I actually have to call his pediatrician's office again. (I call a lot; new mom questions etc.)
But the baby is thriving. Here are his stats.
Weight 9 lb
Length 20.5 inches
2 DAYS (left hospital)
Weight: 8 lb 5 oz
Bili Level: 9.6
3 DAYS (1st Pediatrician Visit)
Weight: 8 lb 4 oz
Bili Level: LabCorp didn't send results, had to retest the next day at the local hospital
MADE DECISION TO FORMULA FEED ON DAY 3 AND THINGS BEGAN TO IMPROVE!
5 DAYS (Follow-Up due to Jaundice/Lab Mix Up)
Weight: 8 lb 8 oz
Bili Level: 7 (all is well)
14 DAYS (The Two Week Visit)
Weight: 9 lb 5 oz (back to birth weight and then some!)
So the baby is healthy, growing, eating, sleeping (though that's an adventure), peeing but not pooping (need to watch that). And here he is, a picture of him sleeping the other day.