Had 2-week checkup yesterday. Midwife said everything looked fine w/me. DS is still jaundiced although his bili levels aren't high enough to need special treatment. They had to redo his PKU heels stick b/c they didn't get enough blood at the 2-day visit (even though they stuck both heels). So he got lots of pokes.
He was back to birthweight by 4 days and yesterday at 13 days was up 1 pound 6 ounces from his lowest at 2 days PP, so his weight gain is great. Lots of pees and poops. So they said they aren't really worried about the jaundice unless his pees and poops start going down or he gets really lethargic. Of course, just after we left the birth center his poops seemed to start being more scanty and green. I hope it doesn't mean anything bad but isn't it funny how issues always seem to pop up *just* after you leave the midwife/doctor's office? Like, why coudn't his poop have gotten weird a couple hours earlier so I could have mentioned it to the mw? Anyway, if it doesn't get better in a day or so I'll call them back and I guess I would have to do a big trek back there and they would probably take more blood from him.
Also, spent the morning in urgent care getting an infected finger lanced and drained. Wow, that hurt worse than birth, I think. I think the nurse backed off from draining everything b/c she could tell it hurt so much (and she did give me a Lidocaine injection before). Although the finger hurt so bad I would have agreed to go through anything to get rid of the pain. I couldn't even sleep last night and when it started turning blackish this morning I decided to go in.
Now I have a huge bandage on my throbbing finger, the nurse wouldn't prescribe me any painkillers b/c I am bf'ing (WTF?! but maybe I won't need them now that most of the infection has been drained). Diaper changes, meal prep, showers etc. not sure exactly how they are going to happen. They gave me abx (probably very needed) but I hope they don't give me a YI or thrush. And I'm paranoid about the infection b/c I've never had anything like this.... is there staph floating around my house?? It kills me to think about DS or DD getting an infection, even worse if they catch it from my now-oozing finger. I asked the nurse to culture it so maybe I'll get some more info.
Thank goodness DH is still off work and can help. He stayed in the car with DS while I was at the urgent care place so DS wouldn't have to come in with all the sick people there. OK, off to maybe get a quick nap. I have a serious case of the grumpies and I think some sleep could help.