So, newborns? They’re a handful. I was thinking to myself this morning, my gosh, I STILL have no time, two weeks later, even though we aren’t in the NICU as we were with Calder and are no longer housed in the peds unit with Beckett. And then I realized that this was still not a normal baby experience. Maybe there is no such thing for anyone as a “normal” baby experience? I'll hold off on running down the list but we have had a hefty number of doctor appointments in the last couple weeks, more than the average bear (where does that idiom come from? Oh, wrong use.) Given the push to put Beckett on formula immediately following birth due to concern about his blood sugar levels and thus his familiarity with a bottle, as well as his prematurity, nursing has been put on hold, and I’m back to being chummy with my old friend the pump. When Beckett expresses hunger, I start with nursing, always a challenge, and then move to a bottle, and then pumping. Between doctor visits, feeding Beckett and any nap I can catch (given I’m up all night), there isn’t a lot of free time. Such is the life of a new mom!
hydronephrosis -- so they are sending us to the radiologist for a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG). There can be a couple different causes for hydronephrosis, so what we see with the radiologist will determine next steps.