I had my x-ray this morning and NO SPONGE or other surgical equipment. The doctor just had a weird feeling that she couldn't shake and wanted to be sure--which, hey, I'm totally all about! Better safe than sorry!
So, that's when I got up for the first time, this morning on my way to X-ray. I have to say, this time it was CAKE compared to getting up the first time with J. I had no problems and once I was up, I have pretty well stayed up. As soon as I got back from X-Ray I went to see Hayden in the nursery. He was sleepy and snuggly. So cute. We tried to feed, but he was too tired and not interested at all! So we visited for a bit and then came back to the room and ate breakfast. A few visitors came by and we took them in to see Hayden one by one.
The doctor told us mid morning that his labs weren't where they wanted them just yet but that they were better. They are keeping him on antibiotics one more night and he should come off completely tomorrow and be able to be in the room with us.
I went in again around noon to feed again and had better luck and the lactation consultant person was there too. It wasn't what we'd call a successfull feeding, but it was an improvement and it went a lot better than the first couple of attempts.
I went back again around 3pm and he was again too sleepy to care about eating. Around 4pm, Jordan got to go with us to see Hayden, and I tried to feed again. It took him a bit, but at about 445 he started chowing and didn't stop until 530. He took a 10 minute break in there, but that was just me trying to figure out if he was done or not. He did great that time around!
I tried to breast feed with Jordan and did for about 2 weeks. I think I was just nervous and didn't give it enough time. I don't think my mature milk had even come all the way in yet. I got nervous she wasn't getting enough and just switched to formula. I am trying hard to do better this time and be more patient with it.
Here's some pics from Jordan's visit with him tonight. They aren't the best quality, because they were taken with the point and shoot, but still cute, none the less.
His little stint is to keep his IV in his arm...