Finally We Are Home!
So it’s only been a little over a week, but it feels like it’s been forever! Well, for those that don’t know, my little Easton James was born March 10, 2011 at 3:12PM weighing 7lbs 15.9oz and measuring 20in long. We ended up having to go back to the hospital after our 48 hour stay as his bilirubin levels were way high meaning he has jaundice. So, we went back and ended up having to stay for 3 or 4 more days! Easton was put under the bili lights for a certain amount of time, then they would poke him in the heel to test his blood for levels. Twice, did his levels go down and then back up. So, he was on antibiotics as well. His little feet are so worn out! He’s been stuck at least 10 times and I just feel so horrible about it! Yesterday we had to take him in to get tested just to make sure his levels are still going down and they tried getting his arms instead since his feet are so beat up. Yeah, poked him 3 times in the arms with no luck so did his foot again. Then they have the nerve to call an hour later and say the test came back incomplete so we have to go back and do it again! OMG I HATE THIS HOSPITAL! Finally, the doctor called us last night after we had gone back and said his levels are lower than the day we left, which is good. We have to go in on Monday to make sure he’s still gaining weight as yesterday his weight was down a little bit from when we left the hospital. But, he’s eating better now so I don’t think it will be a problem.
I am planning on breastfeeding him, although in the hospital we couldn’t get him to latch on. We only gave him a few things of formula, everything else has been breastmilk that I’ve been pumping. It really sucks and hurts a lot more than it would if I could just get him on there, but I will do it as long as I need to if he won’t latch. Breastmilk is the best thing for babies and I want to make sure mine gets the best thing, especially if I can provide it! It also kinda helps that John can take equal time feeding Easton :D I just still have to pump each time we feed him otherwise my milk could dry up and that wouldn’t be good!
Sorry this post is a little short, I just finished writing my birthing story and if you’d like to read it (it may be TMI at times but there are no gross pictures or anything!) you can go to page 2 or click here and the password is Easton. I protected it just to make it so if you want to read it you can choose to, as not everyone I’m sure would like to read some of the details lol.