Thursday, January 29, 2009

Orange Babies...


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:



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9 comments :

  1. I went through the bili lights at the hospital with my youngest. It was horrible! The goggles kept falling off and I was afraid he was going to go blind from the lights.

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  2. Your leetle children sure are precious though! I'm sooo very happy they're safe and healthy now! :)

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  3. My babies were all orange at one stage too, but it was at about 6 months when I introduced carrots to their diets :) I wonder if we lived on carrots alone for long enough if we could get some good winter color?

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  4. Your little girl is gorgeous!

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  5. Awww... glad to hear things are well. :)

    You look great!!!

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  6. So tiny and so sweet. Oh my!! Even if she is a little orange. Glad she dodged the lights!

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  7. LOVE the last picture of kisses from Mama.

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