Lil Chick had some serious jaundice issues. She was Mama's little pumpkin...literally. She was tested daily for 2 weeks to watch her bilirubin levels, but thankfully dodged the lights.
Bubbalu was also quite jaundiced but didn't dodge the lights. So, I guess I can say I make pipsqueak orange children.
Here Bubbalu is in all his phototherapy glory:
He looks like a blue string bean to me. A blue string bean that wears eye protection and a diaper.
Here's my orange daughter at six days old:
Hmmm, that pic really doesn't do her orangeness justice. How bout this one?
See? However, my winter pastyness doesn't help matters any.
Her tinge lasted a good three-ish weeks, and was actually the reason why I suspected she was sick the morning she was admitted to the hospital for a week. Her skin tone looked normal. As in normal for me in January, my winter pastyness. The docs said it was a good thing I caught it early, a few more hours and she could have really been struggling. SO scary for me to think about. Thank the Lord I was watching her closely and noticed something was up.Ah Lil Chick, despite your color, your Mama sure loves you: