Tuesday, September 23, 2008

1st Doctor's Visit, 2nd Night Home, & New Pics

Well we had a great 1st visit at the doctor's office. At least we thought it was great, but I don't think Grace really agrees with us on that one! We talked with the doctor about Grace's rough night and he thinks that she may have been allergic to something that I ate the night before. When we arrived home from the hospital, I had a glass of milk and a blueberry muffin from Wegmans. He gave us a list of foods to avoid or try in moderation to determine if your baby is allergic to them or not. I was a little disturbed when I realized that half the things on the list were given to me in the hospital. So for future breastfeeders make sure you know what these foods are and do not trust that the hospital is feeding you breastfeeding - friendly food (Even if they are a so-called "Baby-Friendly" hospital). We also learned that Grace jaundice is very mild so the doctor did not need to even test her to make sure her levels were good. When we were discharged from the hospital, they said that based on her physical Sunday morning she was down to 5 1bs. 4 1/2 oz. Yesterday she was up to 5 1bs. 9 oz ! We were really happy to hear this especially after our difficult evening. She will need to go back to the doctor's office on Wednesday for a weight/jaundice check , but it seems like she is doing a lot better now!

Now for our 2nd night home. It was glorious! Grace was able to sleep in her bassinet without any problems. She was also able to nurse without any problems and she hit her wet/soiled diaper goal by 7am this morning! I don't think she will have any problems gaining weight before her visit tomorrow. We were able to get a lot more sleep and things are very peaceful around the house this morning (thus the ability to actually get on the computer). Jason was also able to go into work for a few hours today to work on some things. Hopefully everything will continue to move in a positive direction and we will update you after our appointment tomorrow to let you know how Grace is doing. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! We really have appreciated all of the love and support that we have received over the past few days from all of our family and friends! We are so happy to share our wonderful miracle with you!

Here's a few new pics, but be sure to check the online gallery (link on the left <--- ) for more!

1 comment:

Katie said...

She is so perfect! Congratulations on her arrival...I was so glad to hear that things went pretty smoothly for you all after she was born.
I'm enjoying reading all about her first days...I think the first few weeks can be tough, but they pass sooooo fast! Hang in there!
Love you guys.
P.S. So far, I think she looks a lot like her daddy! :)