April 10th, 2009

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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.

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