Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good Report Cards!

Our little family has survived EIGHT doctors appointments in ONE week!

J had an appointment yesterday afternoon and his pediatrician said his jaundice is resolving itself and he will not have to go to the hospital for light therapy! YEAH! He gained 3 ounces and is up to a whopping 6lbs 12oz, just 3 more ounces before he is back to his birth weight. The pediatrician said he looks great and we don't have to come back until he is 1 month old! He is nursing really well about every 2-3 hours. He is a slow eater though and it does take about an hour to feed him. That means not a lot of sleep for Mom, but I am loving our quiet feeding moments. He really is a sweetheart and A and I fall more in love with him each day.

I had a doctor's appointment this morning with my internist (who specializes in cardiology) and an appointment yesterday with my OB. Things are looking up! They took me off my blood pressure medicine after a fainting spell on Sunday and it seems my pressure is starting to regulate on its own. It's been a scary couple of days, but both doctors were very pleased with my progress in the swelling department. My OB said she was proud of my Mom and A for making me rest and they were the reason that I did not have to get checked back in the hospital. Thanks guys!! Apparently, the swelling will resolve itself from feet to face. I can't wait to recognize myself in the mirror again, but for now I'll just enjoy seeing my ankle bones again! I've been on bed rest since Friday and my internist told me this afternoon I was "free to move about the cabin" now. Yeah! I'm not supposed to overdo it, but it will be nice to get off the sofa and help my Mom organize a little. She has done an amazing job cooking, cleaning, organizing and changing diapers. J just adores her and we ALL are going to miss her when she leaves on Thursday. If only she lived a little closer...maybe someday.


Mary Avery said...

So happy to hear that everyone is well! I love following your blog. I was reading your other posts and I wondered if you have heard of the Miracle Blanket. It's supposed to be fantastic, wonderful, amazing! We were swaddling fanatics. Once it was suggested to me our little one was too old to keep swaddling (rolling over). I WILL have it for the next one.

Kate said...

So glad to hear that you are doing so well!!!! Your little boy is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i'm sorry that things haven't been great, but glad to hear they're looking up!

i'm so excited to read about a baby boy because we just found out that we're having a BOY! :)

Surf Girl said...

I'm so glad to hear everyone is doing so well!

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