Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 4 update

Little Alison continues to do well. They have increased her fluids which have electrolytes, increased her feeding to 16 ml (she is eating every 3 hours) and she went under the lights for jaundice today. She looked so cute with her little eye mask on! I wish I would have taken my camera but I will bring it later.

I have been pumping at home and try to go in to nurse her at her feeding times. Alison is still figuring it out, but she is doing well. I have been supplementing with my milk after I try to nurse her and she does great with her mini bottle. The doctor told me yesterday that he thinks she will be there for 5-10 days (I think from her birth date), so hopefully that means she will get to come home next week towards the end of the week possibly!

I am feeling pretty well. I still have some cramping during the night, but Ibuprofen is enough to handle the pain. I'm trying hard to rest while at home. Justin comes with me to the hospital at night and Ali will open her eyes to look at him when he talks, it's so cute! He has been very helpful and didn't complain when I got up to pump last night in our room! My mom has been awesome, watching Molly so I can feed Ali as often as possible and getting me things I need from the store. My visiting teachers brought over a nice dinner last night, so I'm feeling pretty spoiled!

8 comments:

galbraithfam said...

I'm liking these posts--you are keeping me updated without my having to bug you--you need all the rest you need and you deserve to be spoiled!! You just had a baby! Aren't you so glad you decided to go ahead and do the delivery at Alta? Especially since you are going there so many times a day! well, I hope all continues to go well. She's a cutie! We love her so much already!

Kati said...

wow she is beautiful! I am so glad that she and you are doing well! If you need anything let us know, its a good excuse to make andy keep the boys:)

Niederfam said...

I agree you SHOULD be spoiled, and TRUST ME, you are doing PLENTY too!!! ;) Keep up the good work, and we'll SEE you again on Friday. Can't wait!! XOXOXO

Niederfam said...

Oh and I'm anxiously awaiting the picture of Ali and the eye mask!!!

Jill said...

you deserve to be spoiled! I feel so bad about your cramping that was the worst part with having a 2nd kid. thankgoodness for pumps!

Melissa said...

Wendy has pictures of Eliza with her little mask on. it is so cute. I am glad she is eating well and you have people to take care of you. it makes all the difference. =0)

Megan and Devin said...

She's so beautiful! Glad she's getting better every day! She may be jaundiced, but jaundice sure does make babies beautiful huh? :) Keep us updated!

Brooke said...

She's a little trooper! It'll be so nice to have her home!