Monday, May 30, 2011
Once I came to terms with the fact that Mason was going to be coming early and that he would have to spend a couple of weeks in the NICU I was upset because hospitals bother me and having to be at one every waking second for who knows how long was just depressing to think about.
But I have to admit, the NICU at Banner Desert is pretty dang great. All of the nurses and doctors so far have been so helpful and absolutely wonderful, we couldn't have asked for a better experience so far. It's such a scary thought having your baby in the NICU and being poked and prodded all of the time, but I know he is in good hands here (although that doesn't mean it wasn't heart-wrenching to walk in here one morning and see an IV in his forehead. I wanted to cry, it was so sad!). Luckily, Mason is off all of that and is just being treated for jaundice right now. He is doing so well, the doctor says that if his bilirubin is down by tomorrow morning than he should be able to go home tomorrow afternoon! We are so excited and can't wait to take him home!
Our room at the NICU. There's also a couch that pulls out into a bed and a TV... it's actually a pretty cozy room.
Our poor little jaundiced baby under the light getting a suntan. As cute as those goofy glasses are, he's definitely not a big fan of lying there under the light with no blanket. He doesn't get very good sleep, I feel so bad for him :(
We hope you're better by tomorrow Mason so that they let us take you home! So keep eating and keep pooping lots little buddy, you can do it!