Micah Brent Wilkerson
Born September 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm
Weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz
19 inches long
Micah is a natural eater. He latched right on even before he'd even had a bath. He has a strong suck, and I was happily surprised at how "easy" nursing can be. Trying to feed Luke was a totally different experience.
Micah felt a lot better after his bath. He would have felt even better if people had left him alone during the night, but no... we both have to be prodded and poked every few hours. This is Micah the next morning. He is a lot less red and so much cuter. I didn't have to push for very long, so Micah didn't have a cone head like Luke did.
Luke and Grandma and Grandpa came to meet Micah on Thursday morning. Luke wasn't very interested in his baby brother at all. The room had waaaayyyy too many buttons for a baby to hold his attention.
"Phone! Phone! Yep. It has buttons."
We got to leave the hospital on Friday right before noon. I kept asking when we were getting out of there! The hospital was fine: good food, etc. but I was anxious to be left alone and to sleep in my own bed.
This is Micah on his way home from the hospital.
Give me back my binky!
Luke likes his baby brother a lot more than I expected. He hasn't cried once because I was holding the baby.
The only bad news: Micah has high bilirubin (jaundice), so he had to come home with a biliblanket, and he has to get poked and prodded some more.
Here's our little glow worm wrapped up with his biliblanket. Hopefully he'll be off of it soon. He's already had 2 stools today which is supposed to be a good sign, and my milk is coming in, so that should help too.
We love our little Micah!