Today is day 2 at the hospital with Peanut. She started getting sick last week after my wife had already been sick a few days. The pediatrician said to suction her nose, use saline in her nose, use steam, and keep an eye on it. We called on Monday and they got her in right away. They were pretty sure it was RSV and since her oxygen levels were in the 80’s they put her on oxygen and had her admitted.
She’s doing pretty well overall but the hospital can suction her much better than we can. She did test positive for RSV which tends to be worst between day 5-7 which is starting today I think. She’s eating more but still doesn’t nurse as long. Today I decided to start pumping to keep my supply up. Plus we need her taking the occasional bottle by the Garth Brooks concert the 24th. Pumping is weird and it was hard to trigger let-down but I got about 1.5 ounces between the two. It’s a start.
Peanut is a month old today. On Monday she was 7 pounds 15 ounces and 21 inches! She’s getting long fast! Almost 3 inches in a month seems a bit crazy. Maybe choosing a tall donor is paying off.
And a side note, I lost about 25 pounds within 2 weeks of birth! When I can workout I hope to keep the size down and just build muscle. I want to take advantage of this.
Here are some pictures of our sick Peanut. I finally got a decent picture of her eyes. We’ll take nicer pics when she’s healthier.