Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sleepy

Whoa!!! I am zonked out, is that word? zonked?

Yesterday I must have been running on adrenaline, today it is all catching up with me.

I do know one thing, "pain killers are my friend".

Yesterday when I was feeding Sarah, I thought her nose looked yellow up against my skin. Well, my pediatrician came in and told me that she is a little jaundiced and that we need to keep on eye on her. This is not a new road for us to walk down, but never one I enjoy. We will be going in for daily blood draws now. The problem with jaundice is that they don't want to nurse because they are so tired and when they are so tired they are not sucking strong enough to really stimulate a good milk supply. It is a vicious cycle..... Today we will start some finger feeding with formula to get some nutrition in her and fatten her up a little and hopefully give her a little extra edge. She has lost more than 10% of her birth weight so we need to keep an eye on that, just think a few days ago we were worried about her getting too big and now we are worried about her gaining weight. And one day when she is the postpartum mother she will be worried about losing it....

I better go, I feel like I have been hit by a MACK truck or something like that.

We'll let you know how our little girl is doing again soon. She is still as perfect as can be, just a little on the yellow side.

7 comments:

Katie P said...

oh charlotte, does that bring back memories of Emma? When do you go home? send some "yellow" pics. Let those nurses take care of you both as long as they can.

Meggo said...

Char...zonked is a word. A good onomatopoeia, I am teaching them this week!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

(((Hugs!)))
We're praying for your little sweetie (and for you!)

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

I'll be praying for you today. Jaundice is never fun. Hang in there.

Christy Thomas said...

Please get some rest. I will be checking on you soon and please ask if you need anything. We will continue to pray for you and Sarah. zonked is a word...and meaning--Go lay down and take a nap! And do it again tomorrow. You are already a super mom...taking time to rest doesn't take that away. Love you! Christy

Kate said...

jaundice - yuck. but good for you because it makes you two get some sun - and that always feels good postpartum! thinking of you!!

Alycia said...

Oh, hang in there. The exhaustion is sometimes overwhelming with a newborn. Both of the boys were jaundiced and Kyle went below the 10% mark also. Be sure to rest ~ thinking of you from Okinawa...