Nolan is officially 10 days old today.
The past 10 days have been an absolute whirlwind.
We left the hospital on Monday, May 7th.
Were readmitted on Tuesday, May 8th into the NICU due to jaundice. His billirubin levels, I'm now realizing, were really quite high for a 3 day old. Like, scary high.
After two days of intense phototherapy we left the hospital and brought home a billi blanket on Wednesday evening.
Thursday morning I took him back to the clinic for a retest - counts had gone back up after leaving the hospital. More time on the light.
Friday we headed Up North for the weekend to spend some time at the cabin.
Saturday morning Collin and I drove back down to Wausau to have his levels checked again. And again they had gone up.
Monday morning I brought him back to the doctor and for the first time in a week we finally saw the counts coming down. We decided to try a day off the blanket and see if his body could control the levels on their own.
Unfortunately, when we went back today his counts had once again gone up. So we're back on the light for another week. We'll retest again next Tuesday. In the meantime I'm hoping his little heels can heal from all the pokes.
I'm exhausted from all the running around and doctor's appointments. I'm overwhelmed by all that needs to be done while I'm on maternity leave. But my heart is bursting with love for this little boy and his brothers.
I hope to get back on here with regular updates soon. In the meantime, here are a few pictures of our newest little guy. The ones above are from his photo shoot before we left the hospital. The ones below are a few since we've been home.