Before we could leave the hospital Ollie had to take a 2 hour car seat test. She failed the first one, Jade & I were crapping ourselves & praying she'd pass! After a 2nd, yes 2nd, bottle, she went into her usual coma & passed with flying colors.
Now that she is home, she's lying on a bili box pretty much full-time. She only gets out to eat, a small amount of cuddle time, and back to the bed. I'm really sick of watching her sleep, and not rocking her! Trudie has already assumed the position of nanny.
After being up several times in the night, we were all exhausted. Jade for some reason is into Fox news lately. Why??? I do not know. Obama's speech threw Aubrie into a coma...
Jade also has become a narcoleptic. He can't get over the fact that I've been up like this in night (every 3 hours then up for an hour) with the other two kids. He knew in the past I did it, but he never lived the life. Now that he's helping with Ollie, he's about to die. Welcome to Mom world!
Tonight Ollie was wide awake after sleeping all stinking day. The kids were dying.
They got to hold her "alone". Aubrie is in love. She said her sister is great, and she brings a tear to her eye. She's been a big help. She gets diapers & wet wipes for me, and even picked out clothes for Ollie. She's pumped about her sister.
Everett loves his sister too, but isn't quite as pumped about it. He finally got his chance to hold her alone tonight. He was loving it.
Ollie likes her big brother and sisters a lot too. They can't wait to throw the bili bed to the curb so we get some real cuddle time.
Our focus from here on out is keeping her healthy & gaining weight. She has to get up to 11 pounds, which sounds easy, but as soon as her heart failure starts, her heart will work like she's running a marathon, burning off food way faster than a typical baby. So every.ounce.counts when she's eating. We also have to be germ nazis. We bought wall mounted hand sanitizers...we really did & are so anxious for them to arrive. The kids get stripped and bathed when they arrive home from school. Company has to be very very limited because she will become so exhausted if she's man handled much...exhaustion means deep sleep & in turn struggling to feed her. No kids are allowed at all. We feel bad, we want to show her off, but the doctor said our job is to get her surgery ready. So doctors orders. We hope to show her off to the world soon! But as long as cold/flu season is on like donky kong this little girl is staying in a bubble.
P.S. She can only wear a diaper in her bili bed hence the lack of clothing all the time!