This week was a great one for the boys. After 3 days on the phototherapy bed, Luke's belirubin levels dropped so we were able to discontinue using it. Thankfully, he only fussed a few times, so it wasn't as painful for me as it could have been. Standing by and watching your baby upset is hard on any mother, but especially one only a few days post-partum. Luke also got his first bath at home. Of course, that wasn't a highlight for him, but it was needed. His hair looks even more blond with a reddish tint when it's clean. He continues to sleep a lot and eat well. Up until the last few nights, he seemed to actually have his days and nights on track (i.e. going right back to sleep after eating at night, and being up for a few minutes after eating during the day.) Hopefully he's just going through a phase right now, and he'll get back to "normal" soon.
Jacob had a wonderful time with Mia and Papa, who basically took care of him this week while I tended to Luke. They took him on outings and long walks everyday to get him out of the house (which he LOVES) and spent hours outside playing with him in the heat. They were such troopers. Things will be pretty boring for Jacob this week in comparison, now that Mia and Papa have gone home. I'll try to work my way up to giving him some fun-filled days, but for now, I just need to get myself into a routine. I'm on my own for the first time today-wish me luck.
Jacob is doing remarkably well with Luke - showing no jealously (yet) and wanting to kiss and hold him all the time. We'll see how long this continues as Luke starts to be awake more and taking up a bit more of my time. Go here for the rest of this week's pictures.