Saturday, May 16, 2009

Home from the Hospital again...

We were able to come home Tuesday from the hospital. Then had to go back in on Thursday after Brooks Jaundice test. She was to high with her levels, 17 out of 20. She was dehydrated. My milk did not come in until Thursday afternoon. They call it Bilirubin, they have to be under blue lights for 24-36 hours. I could only hold her when I was feeding her. No fun, but enjoyed every minute I got to hold her.

Picture right after she had to get her iv hooked up. OUCH!!!

This is her personal tanning bed.


Loving on her daddy. Melting his heart. Thanks to great friends for taking care of Boston, Phil was able to spend a lot with us.
We went in on Thursday afternoon and discharged Saturday afternoon.

Our little family. Poor Boston has only seen her sister in the hospital and one day at home. She is adjusting very well to having baby Brooks around. I'm so thankful for real food and my comfy bed. I'm grateful for the great staff that took care of us, they ROCKED.
It's so fun to have all of us back together all under one roof. I'm so grateful for the gospel and to know we can be together forever no matter what happens as long as we do our part!
That's the story of this week!

16 comments:

Richard & Joleen said...

So glad to have you home.
It's no fun being away from everyone. Good luck Boston with your new baby sister. Ü

Sara said...

I'm glad you're all able to be home now - what a blessing to have modern medicine to help our sweet babies. Boston looks like such a good big sister. And Brooks is melting my heart too...and it's WAY too early to want another one!

Shawna said...

Brooks is such a pretty baby. I'm glad things went well with delivery. I remember how fun it was to bring my 2nd home after I had her. Our family felt so much more complete.

Boston looks so grown up!

The Elms Family said...

Awhh..I am glad that you guys are home. Did they let you get a phototheraphy light to take home or did they get her levels down in the hospital? Take care!!!!

Adam and Samantha said...

I'm glad everyone is back home!! She is really a cute little girl, and Boston looks sooooo much like you!!

Carrie said...

She is beautiful! I'm glad you are home...the best place to be! Emeline had the whole jaundice thing too...I know how hard that is! You are awesome and what a great family!

Karen Brothersen said...

Hey you! Congrats on the homecoming! That is a stressful time. Also, I can TOTALLY relate with the late milk. My milk has come in on the 5th day after birth! WOW! Very frustrating. They are starving, I am ready to give up, asking.. do i supplement with formula until it comes? blah blah.. Glad to hear you are all well now!

Chrissy said...

Glad you are home again and all is well with baby Brooks! We look forward to more pics and news!

Kelly and Nathan said...

Brooks if beautiful! You look great too:) Can't wait to see more pictures.:) Glad you are all home. We'll have to come by some time soon and visit.

Trumps said...

Oh I am sooo glad you guys are home now... the jaundice thing is no fun! We were lucky and got to bring a bed home, but it was still sad to have our baby home and not be able to hold him! I am so happy for you guys she is beautiful!!! Welcome Home for hopefully the last time for a while ;o) Love ya XOXOXOXO

The Bosko Family said...

Poor little baby.
She is so sweet, and I am glad you guys are home safe again.
Praying all is well. I can't wait to see more pictures of the sisters.

The Quaid's said...

Your little baby girl looks so precious and peaceful. She is absolutely adorable. I hope all is well for your family!

Georgia P said...

glad all is good now...first thought after "ahhhh so cute", when i saw Phil and brooks was...hey look they have the same hair do...big HUGS to Y'all...miss you guys.

The Crazy Morgans said...

Congratulations!!!! She is Beautiful!
Phil - Rusty wanted to brag that Breah said today that HE is her favorite Uncle, not you. and I quote "haha haha ha!"
you can beat him up when you see him next - you have my permission.
Hope you and Brooks are doing well, Miken!
xxxxx
the Rusty and Kylie

The Peterson's said...

Glad to hear that everyone is home! Hope everyone is doing well!

alison said...

We went through that whole thing with Kenzie, she went back after 3 days and stayed for a couple more. Her bilirubin levels were so scary, she went in at 19 after I repeatedly told the dr. that I thought seh was jaundice adn after a heel prick test, we were sent imediately to the hospital where even under the photo therapy lights her levels kept going up, they were scheduling a blood transfusion when finally the number quit climbing, but she was at a 24. It was SCARY, SCARY, SCARY. Glad she is out of tHE woods and doing better. That bubBle bath pict of Boston is so cute!