Monday, April 07, 2008

HOME SWEET HOME, AGAIN

We got discharged from the NICU on Friday afternoon, and Sacha made his second trip home from the hospital. He was up close to his birth weight and nice and rosy looking. The three days there were the hardest of my life so far. My heart goes out to all of you who have had extended stays in the NICU. I can't even begin to imagine.

On Sunday we returned for a weight check and bili count. Sacha had lost a bit of weight, but the pediatrician was not concerned as I have been exclusively breastfeeding him. The doctor looked at his colour, thought he looked terrific and decided there was no need to prick the baby for his blood. We were sent home with a clean bill of health (and an order to see our pediatrician in a couple of days time for a weight check.)

So far so good. I have met with a Lactation Consultant (who I love!) to ensure that I am feeding Sacha properly. I wasn't so concerned with his feeding immediately post-partum, but when he became jaundiced I couldn't help but think that it was my fault, that I wasn't feeding him well. The LC told me that as long as he was peeing often (6+ wet diapers a day) and gaining weight then I was doing my job. Let me tell you, now that he is well, my little boy pees and poos like a pro.

Tomorrow we are off to the pedi for his weight check, and then I will know for sure how he is doing.

Tomorrow in the late afternoon we are also having his bris. His first Jewish milestone.

This is by far the hardest thing that I have ever done. But every time I look into my little son's eyes I fall in love a million times over.

10 comments:

My Reality said...

I am so glad Sacha is home and doing well! I hope all goes well tomorrow with his bris.

sky girl said...

Someday our munchkins will have to meet. :)

Angie said...

I am so glad to hear that Sacha id home!

sarah said...

Excellent news! I can't wait to hear the birth story.

Kate said...

I'm so glad that Sacha is home!

Erin said...

Happy homecoming, and Mazel Tov to Sacha for his bris!

decemberbaby said...

Mazal Tov!

Oh, I wish Iived in the same city as you. I'd be crashing that party for sure!

(oh, and my word verification says "yeled"!)

sariel & shlomit said...

Mazel Tov, again.
So glad he is home...somehow I can just picture you as a mom, Ms. C!!!
Keep the updates coming!
peace
shlomit

F2 said...

...finally an update. I don't think I have checked your blog as much in the past year as I have this past week.

More pictures please : )

nutsinmay said...

So glad the little one is better and you have him at home in your arms. How wonderful, so happy for you!