Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A week old!

Tomorrow Leyna will already be a week old! What a week it has been too.
While we were in the hospital with her, Hailey's primary care nurse, Louise came in to meet Hailey's little sister. What a very special moment that was! Louie is such a wonderful nurse and a really great person. She was at Leyna's baby shower as well.
Here she is holding our sweet girl.

We were released from the hospital on January 21st. It felt so great to put her in that car seat and walk out the door with her. We waited so long to do that with Hailey and never got to. It was like a dream as we left the hospital and then got in the car to drive HOME! It's another day that I will always remember.
Here she is the day before we were released. We call this her "Milk Drunk" picture :-)

Unfortunately Leyna was discharged with a small case of jaundice that we were told would get better on it's own. Well we went to her follow up appointment today and her level had risen quite a bit. The nurse made a call to Leyna's pediatrition (who we haven't even met yet!) and he wanted to do a blood draw (they had been using some thing to scan her forhead before)to get an acurate reading of her jaundice level. So we headed over to the clinic across the street and got her blood and then we went home to wait for the results.

Leyna on her way home from the doctor.

About an hour later we get an urgent call that she needs to go over to the hospital as soon as possible to be admitted and placed under the billi lights. I started crying my eyes out after that phone call. We have to bring our daughter to be admitted to a hospital. Didn't we just go through this??? Why?? Now I know, it's just jaundice and it's a simple thing to fix but just the thought of being in a hospital again was horrible.
We got there and they took her back to draw some blood and set her up under the light. The first blood draw came back clotted so they had to draw another one. Poor Leyna just screamed! And I cried! But they finally got all the blood they needed. The first 15 min of being there was horrible. They have all the same alarms that the hospital Hailey was in had and they kept going off. And then there was talk about a possible feeding tube in case she wasn't able to eat the ammount they needed her to. All this was bringing back a rush of emotions and memories and I just couldn't stop crying. But then the Doctor comes in and she said they ran the blood twice and her Jaundice level was only at 18 (the other clinic reported it to be 22.5) So at 18 she could technically go home for treatment. But since we were already there and set up, it was decided that we just spend the night and get rid of this jaundice now and go home in the morning. So here I am writing this from a hospital room while I watch my daughter sunbathe from across the room.

So we should be going home tomorrow morning after they check her level one more time. I will update again once we are home. But I will leave you with a cute picture of our beautiful new daughter asleep on grandpa's shoulder.

There will be pictures of Leyna in her Packer gear coming soon!


  1. What a week... but I am happy to hear that everyone is doing so wonderful. Leyna is beautiful and I love seeing all of her precious pics on FB. I think of your family often and hold you close in my heart.

    Much love, Megan

  2. She's beautiful!!

    Go Pack GO! (Sorry had to include that :))

  3. Here from LFCA - Congratulations on your beautiful little girl! I'm so sorry you (and she) had to go through the extra stress, but I'm glad she's going home soon!

  4. Welcome to the world little girl.

    Mom I am sorry for the scare I hope the road ahead is perfect.