I survived a whole day of 2 kids! Thanks be to God!
Besides both kids wanting to eat at the exact same time, I think overall, the day went very smoothly! I even had time to brush my teeth! 🙂
Sam did well with Ellie. She could be a little rough, but she is also very sweet. Sam even decided she was ready to take a nap at 12:15. So she went to bed! Awesome.
Ellie had her first doctor’s appointment this afternoon. Her bilirubin has gone down (from 10.3 to 9.2), so it’s still high, but going down is a good sign. However, her weight has also gone down. Her weight at discharge was 5 lbs, 4.5 oz. Her weight this afternoon was 5 lbs, 3 oz. It’s not much, but she can’t afford to lose much. The doctor is concerned about continued weight loss. Considering that she’s still not a great eater, I have different instructions on feeding now. The NICU had her on a 4 hour schedule, but he wants me to go to a 2 hour schedule. At night, we can push to 4 hours, but during the day, I need to feed basically all the time. He wants me to go back to the lactation consultants at the hospital on Wednesday to do a pre-feeding and post-feeding weight. Then back to the pediatrician on Monday.
Here’s a picture from us going home on Friday:
When Samantha came home on Sunday, she was very eager to hold Ellie. She barely got in the front door.
Then she wanted to play outside. I found a caterpillar on my azaleas, so I told Samantha that I found a worm. She came over to inspect. She said “caderpeeder.” And I had clearly told her that it was a worm. MamaLinda would be proud!