Tuesday, August 19, 2008

bili blanket be gone

Finally!!! Today the doctor told us that we no longer have to use the bili blanket. Asher's bilirubin levels are still high and he is still yellow but he is at a point where we can take him off the blanket. It's gotten increasingly harder to have it on him anyway. Even the past couple nights he wouldn't sleep in it. We will go back to the doctor on Friday to check his levels again and make sure they aren't going back up, but I'm excited that he can finally where clothes everyday. He's going to grow out of his newborn stuff in like a week at the rate he's growing. Today he weighed in at 9 lbs 13 ounces! That is almost a pound since last week. He is a good eater.

This picture is from a few days ago. You can see the blue glow of the bili light under his blanket. He looks very tan in this photo! I love his arms. He often sleeps with them over his head.


  1. I'm so glad he's doing so well and able to get rid of the blanket - he's so darling, Kartrina - you must be so proud!!!

    Take care - Kellan

  2. Wahoo! Congrats Asher. He looks so much like Jared in that pic! Who do you guys think he looks like? So cute. Caden sleeps with his hands over his head too...it must be comfortable for them:)