I don’t remember the last time I took a nap at 8:00 on a Saturday evening. And it has been a while since I have wanted to call it a day that early as well. But we brought Daughter #2 home from the hospital on Tuesday and the last five days have just worn me out.
“Cricket” came into this world with an intense, but medically boring, birth. The next five days made up for it and where an unexpected whirlwind of “new”. I learned how to spell “hyperbilirubinemia” and learned all about the jaundice it causes. I learned that “bili-lamps” are slow working devices. I learned that five days in the NICU is nothing when you speak with a father who has been making daily visits, with his toddler in tow, for three weeks (and the docs just told him his daughter may be cleared to leave in two more). Oh boy, what an adventure.
So yeah, we came home Tuesday afternoon. And that was after a morning appointment to get Cricket checked out. Thankfully, the visit counted as a NICU follow-up and her 1 week wellness check – score! The doc who diagnosed her jaundice was on duty so it was a solid follow-up. The rest of the week was spent realizing our “new normal” and introducing Sweetie to the concept. Simply put, three words: work in progress.
So tired, yes. With late night feedings and changes and a 2AM pee-call for Sweetie, we have very busy night lives. I feel like I have a ton to write about though, so time to flex the ole’ time management skills. Pictures are forthcoming, I was just a bit too tired tonight. If you can’t wait, check out the few I snapped at the hospital and posted to the Dad’s Diaper Detour Facebook Page (and “like” us while you’re there!). The detour continues…