Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Aaron is here

Born Friday Feb 06, 2009
7lbs 6ozs
20 inches long
Term 38 weeks
Delivered via c-section
Apgar 7 and then 8

Aaron went to NICU due to long and breathing issues right after birth. I finally got to see him about 9am about 7 hours.
Marco stayed with him in NICU.
He came to the room about 9am and stayed with us until about 5pm then went back to NICU for a few hours due to lack of eating and continuing to have breathing issues.

Saturday he was down to 6 lbs 14 ozs
Sunday 48 hour check 6 lbs 10 ozs
Sunday check out time 6lbs 8 ozs.

His bilirubin is really high within 24 hours it was 11 and then 48 hour check was 13/12.4. Meaning he has Jaundice. It is possible he might have to start light therapy. Julia had this also and went away quickly with light therapy for a few days.

He also developed a weird blister like rash on his bum Saturday. We heard a lot of “I’ve never seen anything like that before” from a lot of nurses and docs. I figured it might be the diapers so we switched wipes and diapers to see and by today it was doing much better- hopefully it will be gone tomorrow.

The c-section went very well- my blood pressure was really low after and they had to watch me for several hours. I can’t drive for 10 days and can’t lift anything bigger then baby for 6 weeks.
No housework for 6 weeks either.

Tuesday and Friday we have doctor appts for baby this week to follow up on his weight, bilirubin levels and rash. Praying everything gets better really quick and we don’t have to take him back into the hospital. We were borderline on a lot of things but very grateful we are able to come home today.

Grandma came and stayed with the 3 girls at the house until we got home Sunday night. The girls are excited to have their baby brother home. They came to the hospital to visit 2-3 times a day while we were there. They had a fun weekend with grandma and all did house work and made cookies and cards for Aaron.

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