This new life is pretty awesome, although it is taking some getting used to! As of right now, Trevor and I have kind of split the childcare duties- he takes care of Knox, and I take care of Brody, at least for the most part. I do try to get in as much “Knox time” as I can during the day, even if that just means holding Knox while he drinks his after-nap cup of milk. Trevor’s job is awesome for maternity leave, it’s so nice to have him here to help most all of the time. Today was the first time I had to take Knox to preschool by myself, but luckily Trevor’s mom was able to come help with that. I don’t want to be toting Brody inside the preschool with all those germs floating around when he’s so tiny!
Brody is doing well, we went back to the doctor on Wednesday for another bilirubin check, and it had gone down to 13.4. Our normal doc is out of town, but the “substitute” doctor said for him to wear the blanket for another 24 hours, let him be off of it all day Thursday, then come back Friday morning for *hopefully* the last check. As long as his levels don’t go back up after being off the blanket, we are finished with it. We are praying hard for low levels tomorrow! It’s been awesome having my baby boy unplugged again- life is much easier when you can move from room to room without lugging all of that stuff along with you.
I have had the worst, itchy rash on the soles of my feet since delivering Brody. It doesn’t react at all to hydrocortisone cream and I’ve been trying Athlete’s foot spray, wondering if I picked up something from the hospital floor. After over a week of intensely wretched itching at night time, I went to the dermatologist today. My mom met me there and sat in my car with Brody so he didn’t have to go inside. I was glad she came because I had to wait forever so I was able to sneak back outside to feed Brody when he needed it. Once I saw the doctor, she took a look and doesn’t really know what it is, other than some kind of contact dermatitis. She thinks it’s internal, probably from some kind of medicine I was given at the hospital. She thinks it will go away on it’s own, but she did prescribe me a cream to use to hopefully help. I was relieve to hear that 1) it’s not contagious and 2) definitely not fungal. I have been terrified of spreading some gross fungus to the boys! Still, hopefully it will be gone really soon because it’s driving me crazy!
We tried to let Knox “hold” Brody yesterday… that didn’t go very well! He pushed him away every single time Trevor got Brody close. Oh well, we’ll keep trying!
Today, I put Brody down to do tummy time, and Knox laid right down beside him! He lay there and play with his fireman toy while Brody squirmed around. That made me happy! I haven’t uploaded those pics yet, but I will get those up soon. In the mean time, here are a bunch of other pictures for you!
Brody’s first bath… or at least his first sponge bath!
Knox is super into having his picture taken right now! Love that silly grin!
First trip to the doctor’s office… guess he was anticipated the endless heel sticks that were to come!
Wavy hair? Could it be that this child may have inherited CURLS?! Only time will tell, but I’m a little excited about this. I ended up getting curly hair as an adult and Trevor had curls as a baby- we shall see!
This is the face I get from Knox every time he sees the camera! Squinty little smile.
Brody in his swing
Brody and I
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