We saw the doctor today for a follow-up visit. When I first put Obadiah on the scale he was moving around a ton and the scale said 6 lbs 15 oz. I said, "There's no way that's right." So I picked him up and we started over. The second time the scale said 8 lbs 2 oz, and a third time it said 8 lbs 3 oz. Whew! That's much more like it! So he's already on the upswing gaining weight. The doctor asked me if I wanted her to check his bili level again. I said no. Honestly, I think if she did that it would be high enough that she would need to order a light. If she felt it was too high, she wouldn't have asked me, she would have just told me it needed to be checked. I feel very comfortable keeping track of his eating, peeing, and pooping. I can call the doctor back if he is doing less of these or if he gets really irritable or lethargic. Yay!!! I can't tell you how happy this makes me to not need to put him on a light.
Our weather is really warm here today--all the way up to 65 and sunny this afternoon. So as soon as we got home I took off his shirt and we went sunbathing. At first I sat in an open window (the glass blocks the UV rays we need), but Micah was vacuuming the floor, so we went outside. He definitely enjoyed the warm sun--he nursed a little, then fell right to sleep!
Mitch went back to work today. I thought it would be no big deal since I have the older kids to help out and it's Friday, so Mitch will be home over the weekend. Between cleaning, laundry, and going to the doctor, I think I did not rest enough. :( I feel so good that I have to remind myself that I had a baby just 3 days ago (2.5 technically) and I really need to rest even if I feel good. I'm glad it's the weekend!! :)