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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sort of Feeling Alive

Nighttime is killer, since Loki thinks it is daytime. He is on a bili light, so we are only supposed to pick him up to feed him. But he cries all night if someone doesn't hold him. He sleeps fine during the day, though. Aren't we just so lucky?

His bili levels are dropping! I figure we just have a couple more days of the light and baby straight-jacket combo. I saw my doctor, too, and while I have a chest cold, my blood pressure and labs are okay. The headache was either from the cold or lack of sleep, but fortunately, not from a heart problem. My feet are almost back to their normal size, too.

I'm only pumping about twice a day at this point. Loki is doing well feeding directly. I might go ahead and start offering the one breastmilk bottle at 3 a.m. this morning, but it depends on the shape Alan is in. He has what must be pneumonia and is exhausted. Unfortunately, once I go to bed, it is physically difficult, because of the c-section, to get in and out of bed, so he is doing most of the night shift. We'll see. I'm sore from pumping less, but I just can't keep up the level of pumping I was doing and I'm still overproducing, even without the constant pumping.



Frog said...

I'm glad you are alive! I worry about you when you don't post. I know it's stressful right now. I just hate calling too often because I know you are crazy busy, tired, etc. Hopefully things will settle down soon. I hope to be able to visit soon too.

Miss-buggy said...

it is good to be alive....

sounds like you are doing well. It takes a bit to get the levels up to what he needs. So it will level out. Until he nurses non stop to make more. NICE hey! I so miss nursing. I was going to suggest having him in your bed for night feedings cause of the c/s but then I remembered the lites. Guess that is kind of hard that way!
keep up the good work

Misty said...

the rock hard boobs will's good that loki is only taking one side at a time, otherwise you'd probably be increasing production. i always overproduced and had to nurse on only one side per session to help decrease the production a bit.

also henry did the bili light thing. that was so hard. i feel for you. but it will be over soon!

so glad he's home. take care of yourself so you can get well too.

much love!

Lacey Tackett said...

I hope ND gets better. I remember trying to get in and out of bed after a c/s, IT IS NO FUN. I ended up sleeping in our recliner for about a month. That is how long it took for me to be able to get out of the chair without blinding pain. Sleeping in the recliner made my life easier too. I could get up in the night, not roll over and risk it hurting, plus, our recliner was a bit hard to push down, made for good first exercise!
I hope life gets easier for you all very quickly!