Wait, just realized I have a funny story, if I can manage to type it w one hand.
Monique, my LO also had problems with jaundice/bilirubin levels. Though not so bad as Kendall I don't think, b/c they let us go without treatment, but wanted us back at hosptial for recheck. So Thursday night they let me go home from hosptial with LO. He doesn't sleep AT ALL Thursday night, my milk was not coming in, LO is getting HUNGRY and is bfing and fussing all night. Friday morning he dozes off just as DD wakes up for the day. UGH--can I say tired? But I have to get to the hosptial that morning for the bilirubin check. I have not slept, LO is finally sleeping and I can't b/c I have to go to the stupid hosptial. Plus, I have significant pp anemia, and look like a total ghost, even if I did sleep I look like CR&P. Which is all background to the fact that we are at the hosptial, waiting and waiting and waiting to get bilirubin checked, the 'right' person is on break, and they can't do the appropriate login on the computer or something until she is back? WTF? I am getting CRANKY. Haven't eaten properly, and I know that I need to eat and drink and sleep and nurse to get a supply going for LO. WHich I can't do as I'm waiting and waiting there. THen, in comes the newspaper. They are wanting, no joke, to do a story on bilirubin checks. And they are just SO pleased that there is a mama with a 3 day old babe just about to do a bilirubin check. Can we get your picture for the paper, with baby?
OMG!!!! You have GOT to be kidding me.
Yes, I so want my PICTURE taken after going through labor, post partum hemmorage, no sleep for 3 days, haven't eaten or slept, and anemia makes me look like a weird BOO Radley, who hasn't showered to boot! LOL.
I am like CAN I GET THIS TEST DONE AND GET OUT OF HERE! They are, oh, what a cute baby and mama, let's get a nice photo op for the paper.
So PS, my little guy has already had his picture in the paper by 1 week old. It ran a couple of days ago. He is cute. If a little orange.
I, needless to say, was NOT in the picture. LOL. I made them do it with the nurses, not moi.