hitting the tanning bed

Hi there! Remember that time I had a baby?? Well, we've been home for a couple of days now, attempting to adjust to life as a family of four. It's a joy. Jessi is doing amazing. She adores baby "zo-zo". Gives her a million kisses, rubs her back, and shows her where her nose is. She's so gentle and sweet. I've been blown away at how good she's been with her, and couldn't be more proud of my big girl. Who looks REALLY big by the way next to my newborn!! Zoey is the perfect baby. She eats, sleeps and poops. She barely cries, and when she does it takes about 20 seconds to soothe her. This is night and day compared to big sister!! Praise the Lord for an easy baby! {knock on wood...please let it stay this way!}

She lost quite a bit of weight while in the hospital, and being only 6lb 15oz when she was born, losing weight makes her very small. She also had a little bit of jaundice, but nothing to really do anything about at all.

The pediatrician wanted to see her to check her weight after 4 days, so we took her in yesterday. They went ahead and checked her jaundice level too just to be safe. Thank goodness we did! Her levels had spiked and unfortunately this called for a course of action.

Our doctor had home health nurses come to the house last night and set up the lamps for our little orange baby. Breaking my heart into about a bazillion pieces. She has to be in this thing at all times when she's not feeding. I've never looked forward to feeding so much!!

Please say a prayer for our little zo-zo, that her liver kicks in and does it's thing. That mommy's milk does it's part. And that the lamps make a drastic difference and we don't have to do this for long!!

Also, a little prayer for her weight is much appreciated. She dropped down to 6lbs 1oz, and if she doesn't start gaining some weight the doctors will want me to supplement her and I stubbornly don't want to! Mama's milk is best!!

I promise to post more pics soon, it's just been a crazy, sleepy and stressful few days!