Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunbathing

Our "Little Miss Sunshine" is certainly living up to her nickname!

We did have a little set back last week.

Madison's billy rubin (jaundice) levels continued to climb the days following her birth. We were in to the hospital 3 times to have her blood taken and each time her levels were inching higher and higher. Finally, on Wednesday, December 23 we were admitted to the hospital so that Maddie could go under the photo therapy rays.

Lucky girl! At only a week old, she has been to Cuba.

She did very well and her levels shot back down quickly. We were able to come home again on Christmas Eve... thank goodness... otherwise, I would have had 2 very upset little boys on my hands!

She continues to do well. Her weight is steadily increasing and she is becoming more and more alert.

Hope these photos can give you a smile..


17 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh my, Lea! She is simply beautiful! Off to read more.

(I'm glad she is doing well!)

Jus and Kat said...

She looks like she's saying, "Wahoo!" in that 2nd picture. She's lovely! And I'm glad you guys were able to spend Christmas at home!

Kat @ In Dylan's Memory

Bree said...

Love that last pic too. I'm glad she's doing better. Sending love, Lea!

margaret said...

Oh she is too cute for words. Georgia had jaundice too after she was born, stubborn girl just wouldn't poop and the docs said that was the way to get rid of the bilirubin. LOL....Maddie is a doll Lea. So glad you had her home for Christmas. Hugs

Ter said...

yay for doing well, and couldn't we all use a little heat therapy, especially here in canada! :)

Bluebird said...

What a stretch!! Too cute, I love it.

Catherine W said...

Oh she's just too beautiful.
Glad that the phototherapy helped. xo

Betty said...

I love the second picture. Glad she is doing good. xoxo

Just Breathe said...

Adorable....

Cristin said...

she is precious. and they did give me a smile. a much needed smile and ray of hope.

Rikki said...

aww she is so gorgeous. I love the photos.
She looks nice and relaxed after her sunny holiday.

Beth said...

how precious!

Holly said...

She is so precious, Lea! What a beautiful little girl!

Nan & Mike said...

Oh honey congrats - I am sorry I missed her birth announcement! She is so beautiful and I love the pic above with her raising her little arm - like "go me" :) YAY!!! So happy for you, WOW! Love, Nan xo

SUSI said...

She definitely looks like she enjoyed the sunbathing in the second picture. She has this little smirk on her face that says "Yesahhhh - love being in the warm sun when its chilly outside."

Glad to hear that she is well and that you all were able to spend christmas together.

Susi

Jen said...

she is a doll.. I could just eat her up! so glad all is well again!!

Never forgetting Gregory said...

That is just amazingly gorgeous. What a sweet babe.

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