Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My Boys

Here are my boys. Big J loves his new brother, and we're trying not to let him love him to death. Today he has tried to pick him up, stick a bink in his eye, accidentally kicked Baby J in the face, and gave him lots of hugs and kisses.
Baby J had his first Dr. appointment today. He now weighs 6 lbs, 8 oz. Dr. Wick said he looks great and all the nurses loved him (and Big J, Big J made sure they noticed him also). One of the nurses said Baby J must scare Big J because his hair is all standing on end. When we left the hospital Baby J had a biliruben level that was ok, but not great. Today Dr. Wick sent us to the Children's Medical Center Outpatient Clinic to get his levels checked again. I'd never been there before, but #1 had taken Big J a couple of times. Luckily for us and our gas mileage, it is less than a block from our Dr.'s office. You can go there instead of Dayton to get labs, x-rays, and other tests done. Now, we have a great Children's hospital, and this branch really held up their reputation. The lady who checked us in was very good with Big J who by this time had been "very good" for over an hour in dr's offices. She also had a new-in-package bink for Baby J to suck on while she got a foot warmer on him (not his favorite). They had great toys there, it was clean, and she gave Big J crayons and paper. Then while we were waiting our turn she brought him a "Cars" car to keep, which of course he loved. The lady who drew Baby J's blood was really helpful too. She explained exactly what she was doing, how to remove the bandaid painlessly later, and how long it would take to get the results. On the way out Baby J got a new hardback book to start his library with. I felt like we'd been to the Disneyland of clinics. No co-pay either! Yipee! His levels came back higher than they were in the hospital, but still ok. We just get him in the sunlight as much as we can.
I don't know why I just wrote all that for everyone to read, probably because it was such an exciting day to get out of the house and in public! I have only been to various doctors and the library (once) since June 1. The Dr. said we shouldn't let Baby J go to church or public buildings until he is a month old :o( but we have her blessing to go to parks, on walks, and other outdoor activities :o) In the end it is up to us, but I guess as a pediatritian she knows about all the germy people and surfaces out there. I'm looking forward to going back to church most of all.

1 comment:

Erin Morgan said...

Congrats Jenney!! I was thinking about you on Saturday at the reunion and I'm glad to know that you had Baby Jack! How was labor? Normal (as normal can be)?

Blessings to you and your boys!
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