Ok I take back ever complaining of sleep being an issue while pregnant. Now that Persephone is here...I had no idea what exhaustion was before hand.
We were released from the hospital yesterday thank goodness. After almost 24hrs under the blue light her bili level went from 20 to 12.6 and they felt good enough to let us go. We have a follow up appointment today with pediatrician. Basically jaundice is caused when a baby isn't eating/peeing/pooping enough. In order to rid their body of bilirubin they need to do these three things. Luckily it alllll picked up while we were at the hospital. Like 4 blow out diapers and she had consistent pee every 2hrs.
I used one of their Medela Symphony pumps to give her my milk. We are still having latching issues so for now I'm giving her breast milk via bottle which I'm totally ok with. I know she's getting all the good stuff from my milk and now Hardy's able to feed her too.
To this day, my biggest "complaint" if I should even word it that way is that I'm not sleeping every time she sleeps. At night I totally do, but during the day it's been hard to convince myself....then I end up really tired a ill :(
So far she's been waking up between 1.5-2hrs to eat and has been eating consistently 1-1.5oz at each feeding.
I'm not sure how women do this with multiple kids! For me the one is a workout on its own, but I sure do live her!