Alysa is already 8 days old and has been an absolute joy for Tammy and I. Alysa has been an absolute joy to care for and only gets fussy when she wants her bottle. Brittany and Cole have both held and fed Alysa, although Cole was a little hesitant with the unknown.
Tammy only took two Motrin 800s after the birth of Alysa, one directly after birth and one pill two days after and has recovered exceptionally well.Â Her nurses couldn’t believe her refusal of pills and was shocked to hear Tammy say her pain was 0 out of 10 on the day after delivery.Â Amazing.
Alysa was our first jaundice baby and had to undergo phototherapy for a full day. Our room was slightly on the cold side and was hard to watch Alysa shiver under the lights. At times, I put Alysa in Tammy’s arms on the hospital bed and shined the light on her that way which seemed to help.
During the entire hospital stay, I was there 95% of the time. I only left to get more clothes for the extra night and to get food since the hospital only provided one complimentary meal for the husband. Speaking of food, the provided hospital food was actually really good here, something I can’t say I’ve ever experienced before at any other hospital I’ve ever been in. They had a long list of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals (including steak), and you had your pick of two sides and a delicious dessert. I was expecting to run out and get food for us 3x a day but only had to get food for myself as Tammy was very pleased with what they served.
Alysa had her checkup yesterday and they said her jaundice appears much better based on her skin coloration. We were thrilled that Alysa didn’t need to get yet another poke on her heels.
The spelling of Alysa means “noble kind” or “princess.”
Born 11/22/2010, 8 pounds even, 19 3/4 inches.
Anyway, I put together a collection of photos over the last 7 days. Be sure to see the last photo in this collection, it is, by far, our favorite one! See below:
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