I had scheduled Rowan's circumcision for shortly after his birth. I think our second day home? I just wanted Danny to be there for it. When we got there they did the newborn checkup and decided Rowan wasn't healthy enough to have it. He'd lost too much weight in his 4 days of life and his bili levels were way too high. He was pretty lethargic too and not really eating. If I tried to feed him he still arched away from the breast and clawed at me. The doctors called a company that delivers medical equipment and they brought a blili blanky to our home. Little Row Row became a glow worm!
Poor little yellow bug!
We had to drive to Idaho Falls every day to have his levels checked. He kept losing weight and his levels kept rising. He was on two blankets and had dropped his levels a lot when we finally decided to start supplementing with formula. He was so lethargic from being sick that feedings had become a dreaded nightmare combined with how he fought it and I just didn't feel like he was getting what he needed. That eating was too difficult and that's why he was reacting the way he was during feedings. Danny and I were getting really worried about his weight and how quickly it had dropped. I wanted so badly for him to get what he needed form the breast milk as well as the health benefits for me. But, we just wanted him to get better and be healthy. Yes, all babies use a little bit of weight within their first few days but.. he'd lost too much. So we started him on some gentelease formula.
|Danny feeding his little "Row Row"|
|I just thought it was so funny how he glowed from his crib!|