Bows, bells, baubles and beads

The random thoughts and musings of Delle

05 Dec

Bea’s first week

So, Bea got herself born, and we came home from the hospital Sunday evening (it took them forever to sort out the discharge, which came with a bunch of follow up appointments). On Monday, Martin’s parents brought Ro back. He rushed through the front door and put his hand on my tummy to check she wasn’t in there still, then started searching for her.

We also had a visit from the midwife, who was concerned by Bea being jaundiced so close to birth, and decided she would need checking again the next day. On Tuesday she was much more jaundiced, so we were told to take her to A&E to be admitted. We were in the hospital for about 24 hours. The children’s ward have little put up beds for parents, but after taking a look at me, they went and got me a hospital bed. They also gave me painkillers, which they aren’t supposed to do, because I hadn’t been admitted.

Thankfully, the lights did their thing, and Bea is much better, I’m not even sure she’s got any yellow left now.

Unfortunately, whilst I was worrying about Bea, I wasn’t looking after me. I managed to pull out a couple of my episiotomy stitches, which then got infected. I’m on antibiotics, and under instruction to take it easy. Which is great. Tomorrow Martin is back at work, I have to get Ro to and from preschool and go for a blood test, because they think I’m anaemic as well.

At least on Tuesday I get to see my sister.

5 Responses to “Bea’s first week”

  1. 1
    Jenn Says:

    Oh my! As a short-term solution, can you hire a sitter/helper-monkey to come in for the next few days?

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    Cindy Says:

    I’m sure they probably told you this but if she does seem to be a bit yellow to you, you can place her in sunshine (obviously, in front of a window, not outdoors this time of year). All three of my kidlets had jaundice at birth and that’s what was suggested. Also, sugar water. Of course, my “baby” is almost 21 so check with your doctor first, a lot has changed since I was a new mum.

    Sorry things are so stressful for you right now. I hope it all smooths out quickly and you feel better soon.

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    Eileen Says:

    Take care of yourself. Easier said than done when you have two little ones to look after, but do try. Do you still have a lot of snow?

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    CosmicAvatar Says:

    That sounds stressful. But I’m glad things are starting to look up. I hope you can take it easy now…

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    mother darling Says:

    time for an updade

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