After they took all of George's stats and whatnot, we stayed in the room a little bit longer while holding George and updating family/social media about the arrival ;) They finally moved us to a recovery room in Labor & Delivery, and then I noticed dinner had just ended about 20 minutes earlier. I was like "are you kidding me?? Dinner ends at 7pm? Don't they know people in the hospital are busy HAVING BABIES and still need to eat???" My sweet nurse took pity on me and called room service. They were still there and were willing to make us dinner. Yayyy! We ate pepperoni pizza, the perfect meal :)
|this sweet moment lasted about 2 seconds, then Henry was done|
The results from the bilirubin test came back, and George had high levels. Booo. That meant we had to stay the night at the hospital, and George had to be on the special UV lights. To be on the lights he had to wear a face mask, and he did NOT like it. I knew I was in for a tricky night, so our friends watched Henry again (my mom had to go home) and Josh spent the night with me.
That night was not very fun. After sleeping a few stretches on the lights, George had had enough. He got so worked up that he wouldn't calm down, and we couldn't get him to stay on the lights without him freaking out. Eventually a nurse offered to take him out for a little bit so we could take a catnap. In the early morning hours we sort of gave up on the lights and hoped he'd gotten enough exposure that his levels would go down.
Wednesday morning George's bilirubin was checked again, and they had gone down! Yippee! That meant we were cleared to go home. We would just have to come back to the office in a couple days to get them retested.
|the real Prince George!|
|ready to go home|