Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jaundice Baby & Utensil Using Big Boy

We took Aubrey to the doctor yesterday, because she was getting increasingly yellow and we were afraid her jaundice levels were getting too high. Sure enough they were indeed higher than the safe range and so she has to have some "photo therapy".

A nurse from a home care company came yesterday afternoon to put a light bed in her bassinet that she has to be on 24/7 except when she is being fed. I was afraid that she would hate it and scream all the time, but so far she has slept almost the whole time she has been on it.

The nurse came back today to draw her blood to see if the jaundice levels are coming down, hopefully they will be so she doesn't have to be stuck on this thing for too much longer. They said the average jaundice baby stays on the bed for 2-3 days, let's hope it won't be any more than that.

She has to be zipped up in the blanket/outfit that fits over the light

Snoozing away...I've had to wake her up to feed her, because she's so warm & cozy in there

In other news...
Big Mama (Ryan's mom) has taught Luke how to use a spoon to feed himself applesauce & yogurt! We tried using a fork & spoon several months ago & it was a disaster, I'm glad it's working this time!
As I've stated before, Luke is such a picky eater and won't eat the food that we eat, but last night we got him to eat some Lima beans, potatoes & ham because he got to use the big boy spoon...I hope this trick lasts!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Radford had one of those glow worm beds. . . they're kind of cute in a weird way, aren't they? :)

And aren't Grandmothers the best??? They're willing to take on those messy learning curves with vigor and excitement - the ones we dread! I think I'll send Ali over to my Moms and get her to potty train her now. . .

annaclaire0408 said...

Oh my goodness what a big boy! And Aubrey looks so comfy, i wanna come climb in that bed with her! Give those babies lots of kisses from Aunt Anna (NeNa) :)

kpmantooth said...

I'm so impressed with the spoon eating. I hope the light works quickly on your sweet girl.

Kathleen said...

awe what a big boy! hes getting so big!!!! love the video! you need to post a video every time you blog! i love them!!! give aubrey and luke kisses from aunt kat (nat or MEOW!)!! haha love yall!!!

The Coleman's said...

That's neat that they can give you that light-up thing to put in her bed, instead of making her stay at the hospital! I have never seen that!

Stephanie said...

She is beautiful! Steph