Thursday, January 31, 2008

Baby face

Here's a picture of Meg's face, compliments of Jennifer. Her hair looks a little darker already, but she does have some blond highlights.

(Warning: The phrase anal sphincter mentioned below). Today's bili count was held steady at 18. A new complication is constipation (she had no dirty diaper yesterday), which is preventing the bilirubin from leaving her body. To check that her anal sphinchter isn't "too tight" and thus preventing bowel movements, Dr. Murphy took a gloved finger and felt inside, you know, there. The result was immediate poop and a screaming baby, but the sphincter is fine. The remedy is a suppository if no poops later today. And being that there have been none, Bjorn has stepped up to the plate and will administer the treatment. Groan on all counts, especially hers. We go back tomorrow. Hopefully the count will be down and we can move on.


  1. Ouch! Ouch! Double Ouch!
    And is that the same Dr. Murphy who is in Burke. If it is, then Jennifer and her sister Jeanine went to him until they were in there 20's and told to get a grown up doctor.

    Jenn's Mom in Haymarket
    P.S. She looks very angelic in this photo!

  2. I swear to Yoda, this motherhood thing is not for sissies.