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Apr. 10th, 2009 | 06:50 pm

We've been home with Ezra for two days now.

Yesterday was his first well-visit with the pediatrician. They re-tested his bili level [for jaundice] and it was a little higher than they would like. So now we are treating him with bili-lights at home. Ezra lays on a soft plastic board it exposes his skin to fluorescent light, which should help. It's annoying though, because he has to be strapped to it almost 24 hours a day. A hose connects the bili-lights to a plugged in machine, so we don't have much mobility at the moment. A home health nurse came out yesterday and again today to check his level. It's improved since yesterday. She'll come out again tomorrow to take his blood again, and if there has been enough improvement, hopefully we'll be done with the bili-lights! He's been dubbed 'Glow Worm' and 'Mr. Glow'.

Breastfeeding is getting better. He's a very sleepy baby, so I have to wake him every time to feed. His latch is good though, once he gets started. My milk just came in yesterday, so I'm hoping that his weight stabilizes soon. It honestly feels as though I am nursing ALL DAY LONG. I make sure to feed him every two hours, for at least 30 minutes. By the time I wake him up, feed him, stop several times to wake him up, feed him, and burp him... it's almost time for our next feeding!

My parents are driving up tomorrow from Florida. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! My dad will be staying for a few days, but my mom will be staying for three weeks.


These two were taken yesterday on our way home from the pediatrician's office.
Look how huge Brian's hands look!
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I think he looks like Benjamin Button! Haha
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This was taken after our last feeding, so he's in a milk coma. He's always wrapped in a blanket, because the lights he's strapped to are blinding!
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As you can see, Zeke is enjoying Ezra's bouncy seat.
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Sarah

From: turtleohs
Date: Apr. 10th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
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In the beginning it definitely feels like you're nursing ALL the time but it does get better and easier :)

Hopefully this jaundice will start getting better!!! Im so excited for you both.

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Jamie

From: jamie_marie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
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The jaundice has gone down, so we got to take him off the fluorescent light this afternoon. Yay! :)

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Jess

From: thejoysofjess
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
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Zeke that is not for you. You are a dog. YOU DON'T EVEN FIT.

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Jamie

From: jamie_marie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Pshhh. He is a PRINCE, lady. He and Hazel have been taking turns sleeping in it all afternoon. Poor Ezra, he didn't ask to be born into a crazy dog family.

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Lizzie

From: lizzie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
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Zeke, I know your jealous, but that is not yours. :-)

Ezra is so tiny! And absolutely beautiful. You two make a beautiful baby. :-)

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Jamie

From: jamie_marie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Zeke and Hazel have been sharing it all afternoon. I knew getting a white seat would be a mistake. LOL

Thank you. :)

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Tara

From: quite_rosie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
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SO cute!

And I'm sure they told you, but sleepiness is common with jaundice. As his levels improve, he should be more alert.

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Jamie

From: jamie_marie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
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Thanks :)

We were told that. As cite as he is when he's sleeping, I hope he becomes more alert soon!

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champange_taste

From: champange_taste
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
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thats great to hear breast feeding is becoming easier.

the last picture kills me. it's adorable!

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Jamie

From: jamie_marie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! You can see who my first baby was. :)

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Sara Rae

From: sarakenobi
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
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hahah Zeke! he looks happy! and beautiful little boy :)

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Jamie

From: jamie_marie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
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He seriously LOVES it!

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eyesonthesky

From: eyesonthesky
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Ezra is sooo cute! And omg so is Zeke!

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Jamie

From: jamie_marie
Date: Apr. 11th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
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I think so. :)

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