Taking Will off of breastmilk for 48 hours did the trick. As of today, his billirubin levels are normal! And he went back on the breast like a champ.
At our one month appointment today, Will weighed in at 10 lbs, 11 oz. The little piggy gained 11 oz. since last Friday! He is still 22 inches long so, as you can imagine, he is turning into a bit of a chub. He has these little rolls on his thighs and arms and they are just adorable. How I wish those same rolls were cute on my thighs and arms!
At five weeks post-partum, I have lost all of my official baby weight. However, there are still ten pounds of what I like to call my IVF weight that seem to be sticking around for the duration. I am trying not to let my flabby stomach and thighs get to me too much. After all, I have handsome little boy to show for it!
My biggest battle these days is the gas monster that has set up residence in Little Man's tummy. We have tried gripe water and My.licon. Neither seems to be helping. I am also pedaling his little legs against his tummy. Sometimes that works to get some gas out, but he still seems pretty miserable. Any advice on gas is welcome. Or anything else for that matter!