Thursday, March 11, 2010

Baby stuff

You want to know what's great about drinking Kool-Aid?

It tastes just like drinking Skittles. And yes, that's a good thing.

Baby is doing well. We had a little setback today; she's developed quite a case of jaundice. She's already on a UV blanket and we're making adjustments. We went through this with Grant two years ago so we're not freaked out. I just hoped we'd dodge this particular bullet this time around. Still and all, she got a blessing and she'll be fine. I got a blessing and I think I'll survive the whole ordeal, too. I'll eventually get more pictures up. Right now, life is a round of diapering and feeding and stolen naps.

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Hang in there, little gloworm!

Amber Lynae said...

I don't know if there is any truth to this whatsoever, but I was told that when a nursing mother drinks root beer it helps get the Bilirubin under control. Just one a day until they are past it. I dunno if it is true. I know that I did it when Little Princess was borderline and things calmed down. And my sister swears it helped her.

Anyhow random thought.

I'm glad everyone is doing well.

Kimberly said...

Oh the sweetness of those stolen naps! Glad she's okay but sorry for the extra stress. Goodness, Claira is only four months old but those first days and weeks already seem so long ago!

MommyJ said...

Mmmmm... I would love a reason to drink root beer everyday. Hope baby Eden gets over it quickly...

Have I told you how much I LOVE her name? I really do.

Becca said...

You know that thing where they tell you to put the diapered (but otherwise naked) baby on a blanket in the sun spot on the floor and let the sunlight kill all those jaundice thingies? You can always snuggle up beside her for one of those stolen naps.

Dedee said...

Be well and enjoy this time!

(I shall now go and enjoy the pictures you have posted!)

Amber said...

Oh my gosh! Both of my kids got juandice. I think ALL of my kids will get it. I HATE it! Except, they don't give me a bili blanket. Nope, I get the whole tanning bed. Great. I love bringing a hospital thing home with me. I guess I should just be grateful I get to bring my babies home. Sigh.

Yes, steal those naps and newborn snuggles!

Valerie said...

When I had my third baby, no one told me about the Bili blanket so we were stuck with the Bili bed, or the infant torture chamber. And who knows? Maybe drinking liquid Skittles will help, too.

DeNae said...

GAAAA!!! I have ONE busy week where I don't do any blog reading, and YOU go and HAVE YOUR BABY!!!

I am so happy for you I can hardly CONTAIN myself!! She's beautiful, Mel. Absolutely gorgeous! And that hair...oh, that beautiful, feathery hair. How I'd love to feel it under my chin and know it wasn't attached to it!

I'm e-mailing you right now. YAY!

DeNae said...

...and thank you, darling Melanie, for sparing me the graphic details. Having had four C-sections, I'm kind of a 'labor and delivery' virgin! (hmmm...that doesn't sound right...)

L.T. Elliot said...

Jaundice sucks rocks but I'm glad you know what to do and you've both had blessings. Drink up the skittles and take care!

April said...

Congrats on the baby! Hope all calms down with her health.

Karen said...

I'm suddenly craving cherry kool-aid...

Glad baby Eden is doing well. Hopefully that whole jaundice thing will flee quickly.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

OMGOSH! That was brilliant, the whole Kool-Aid slash Skittles thing.

Awesome.

I'm guessing you had your baby?

CONGRATULATIONS! And HUGE HUGS!

Sarah M Eden said...

We had one with bad jaundice--not a lot of fun.
Congrats and best wishes!

Nishant said...

I would love a reason to drink root beer everyday. Hope baby Eden gets over it quickly...

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