Ugh. Do you remember? I certainly do and these are not fond memories of when Stella first came home.
She had a bit of jaundice in the hospital but it seemed to be under control so they allowed her to go home. However, things did not get better. Our beautiful little baby girl was yellow. She had yellow eyes! (insert A Christmas Story reference here). We were worried. Mainly that they'd admit her back to the hospital and we were by no means ready for that.
Luckily for us her jaundice was still at a level where home therapy was an option. Enter the bilibelt. Surely you remember that, if not check it out here. We wrapped her up, plugged her in, and we were the proud new parents of a newborn glow worm. Sure it was bulky. Sure it was bright. But it certainly did the job. After a few days her color was back to normal and the bilibelt was returned.
Jaundice = drama. Infant-related drama that I wouldn't wish on anyone. It is no fun. Sadly, as problematic as our experience was, I know that there are some parents who don't have it as easy as we do. They have to have their babies in light therapy in the hospital. They deal with other jaundice related problems. They're in my prayers. Ugh.
All is well, 10/26 down, in Drosche Land.