Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Personal Update . . .

Sorry things have been a bit quiet here.  My son's first week of life has been eventful, to say the least!  After spending an extra night in the pediatric wing of the hospital for his jaundice, we were discharged on Friday evening.  On Sunday afternoon we were readmitted to the hospital, as his bilirubin levels skyrocketed to worrisome levels.

Praise God, little "Gem" is responding beautifully to the phototherapy, and we are hoping to be discharged today or tomorrow.  Although it has been difficult to be away from my girls in the hospital, I don't have much to do while the baby is under the lights, so I'm trying to get caught up here on the blog.  I published the usual list of Wegmans deals today, and look for some interesting guest posts the rest of the this week.

Also, don't forget that my giveaway for the Safeway Gift Card and Bonus Box Tops Certificate ends tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/8) at midnight, and my Dryel giveaway ends Thursday (9./9) at midnight.  So enter now for a chance to win!

Thanks for all the good wishes for our new son!


  1. I'm sorry to hear your son is in the hospital! We spent 9 days in NICU with our daughter for ABO Incompatibility leading to jaundice. It sounds like maybe that's what your son is dealing with as well? I will keep him in my prayers!


  2. Elizabeth, that is exactly what we're dealing with. Wow - 9 days in the NICU! That definitely puts our experience in perspective. Thanks for the prayers!

  3. Another Liz with ABO incompatibility jaundice! We dealt with this just a few months ago when my 5 month old daughter was born. We were on the peds unit for 3 extra days under triple phototherapy, and then got to bring her home with the bilirubin blanket. People certainly deal with worse, but it is so hard to not be able to snuggle your new baby and to be away from other kids. Best of luck, I hope his numbers drop quickly and you are able to get home soon!

  4. Sorry to hear about the trouble your son has. I'll pray to the Lord for his early recovery.

    Be blessed,


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