Wednesday, January 19, 2011

5 Days Old

Hello World!


Mikaela is 5 days old today. Her bilirubin levels have fallen from 16.2 to 14.8, still elevated, but at least moving in the right direction. No hospital re-admittance for us!
She can keep her eyes open for longer periods of time, and particularly likes the hours from 4am to 6am. She's weighing in at a whopping 5 lbs 14oz, but I can see her cheeks filling out, we'll have a cute chubby baby in no time.
She is going through her premie sized diapers like crazy, the hospital sent us home with a pack, and we bought two more from Target the other day. I was hoping they'd last us until she basically fit the newborn's we bought for her awhile ago, but at the rate she's going to the bathroom, we'll have to go back to get another pack in a day or two.
She's relatively easy, doesn't cry too much unless she's hungry or being changed. And when she is crying, she'll stop as soon as you pick her up and soothe her a bit.