Took Parker back for another heel stick…

to check his bilirubin levels again. The lab took his blood, and I ran to the grocery store because we have NOTHING in this house, and my husband is the worst grocery shopper ever. Anyway, I called the lab after we left the store and Paker’s level was 10.7. That means if it went up, it was minusculely, (is that a word?), so he is JUST FINE and can stay home. Praise the Good Lord above! May this be the start of only GOOD things to come!

Oh, and I did want to address the breastfeeding issue…. I’ve read a LOT about “breastmilk jaundice” on the web since we got home last night, and it seems that the fastest way to bring down a baby’s levels is to take them off breastmilk for 24 – 48 hours. Parker was off less than 24 hours, and if that’s what it was going to take to make him better, I had to do it. Yes, I wanted to exclusively breastfeed, BUT, I want a healthy baby more. We’re back to only breastfeeding, and he’s doing just fine. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

Because of everything that’s happened, I haven’t had the chance to take his portraits for his birth announcements. I’m hoping to do that this evening when hubby gets up. If you want a birth announcement sent to you, email me at pictureperfectboutique (at) gmail (dot) com. Make sure you put “birth announcement” in the subject line, as I have 942 messages sitting in my inbox right now.

I really hope this is the last of the bad news around here. My bp is still elevated, but I have been SO stressed out this week that I’m sure it hasn’t helped it any. Maybe if things make a change for the better, my bp will start to go down. The swelling has gone down a bit, and my feet are healing where they were cracked and bleeding from being stretched out so badly. Thank heavens for that, too!

Ok – I’m going to snuggle with my sweet baby for a little while longer. I’ve got lots of time to make up for. He was under those lights WAY too long. 😉

Thanks for all your prayers!!!

Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1
    3 Kids and Us says:

    I’m so glad to hear everything is getting better!

  2. 2

    Enjoy your snuggle time mom. Try to relax and not be too stressed. Things are getting back to normal.

  3. 3

    All 3 of my kids had jaundice. We supplemented with formula too – they say to feed the baby as much as possible. It flushes out the bilirubin. Also put the baby in the sun. I’m glad to hear the baby’s doing better.

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