Thursday, March 10, 2011


I'm back! I'm officially ready to blog again!

The past 3 1/2 weeks (seriously? it can't be!) has been a rough start for our little family. Just when we were ready to come home and snuggle in, we had to go back to the hospital because of little Harrison's biliruben level.
He went 8 hours without eating. 8 HOURS! poor little guy was so sick from the biliruben (which you all know as jaundice) that he just couldn't wake up.
scared me to death.
So, back to the hospital we went after being home for less than 24 hours. He was put on an IV, phototherapy lights and a blanket and warmer as well. He had to stay in and be monitored for 6 days! It was hard but I was able to stay in the hospital the whole time- two days in a separate room and the rest in a room with him.
I'm not going to go into any more detail but I cried a lot. Every day. More than once. It was a lot of ups and downs. But we made it home, and now he is doing great.
Every now and again I panic and wonder if he's reverting to his premie-bili-jaundice ways if he's a little over sleepy or yellow but as he gets bigger and eats more, I feel more at ease.

That's all for now but I will start doing regular posts on everything! :)


Elizabeth Larson said...

NO Pictures?! WHAT?!!!!! Seriously girl- I am glad you are back!! LOVE YOU! Miss U!

Alicia said...

I'm so glad that everything worked out. I can only imagine how terrifying it was & I feel like crying just thinking about what you went through.

Congratulations again though. Enjoy the adventure of motherhood! :)

Melissa said...

I'm sure he'll be great! Just make sure he gets a little gentle sun. :D