Thursday, September 25, 2008

Day 5 - Blue Light Special

Ryan got an upgrade today. The light that they've been using to help her with her jaundice got switched out for a newer, more high tech LED version. That's why the video looks kinda blue and her color looks a little odd.

She's doing great on the Bubble CPAP and is still getting antibiotics but they think that will only last a couple more days since all of her blood work is coming back good. Tomorrow she'll have a brain scan done which is a normal part of the routine in the NICU. Hopefully those results will come back normal. There's never a shortage of tests with potentially scary results but so far she's passed with flying colors so that takes some of the edge off.

On a lighter note, here are some observations from the NICU staff...
- She likes her pacifier
- She hates having her diaper changed
- According to the nurse, you can tell how feisty a baby is by how many pacifiers are in their bed. Ryan already has two in there so if my math is correct, she should have around 40 by the time she comes home.
- And finally, here is a comparison of a regular newborn diaper and the diapers Ryan is wearing right now.


reba said...

Sam showed us that little diaper and we couldn't believe it!
She looks great under that blue light. She looks like she's doing great!! Keep it up baby Ryan:)

Sam J said...

Baby Ryan is the cutest baby in the world!

Madi J said...

You are so cute and tiny!

Brooke J said...

I love the baby!

Julie said...

Wow, I had no idea a diaper could be so small. She looks great in blue. I can't believe she has all that dark hair. We're used to bald light haired baby girls in your family.