Billy Who? Baby Sunbathing

Billy Reuben? Spend long around new mothers and you’ll eventually hear  about him. Okay, it’s actually it’s an it: bilirubin. It has something to do with babies (especially preemies) having extra red blood cells that their little livers can’t get rid of quick enough and so their skin turns yellow. Something like that.

The boys’ skin isn’t turning yellow yet, but they have a high bilirubin count—which the nurses tell us is pretty typical for babies born at 35 weeks—and so Carson and Coleman are going under the lights. Somehow this helps with the reduction of the billies.

So the boys are wearing shades for the first time—and sunbathing indoors hopefully for the last time. They’ll be under the bilirubin lights for the next few days, the nurses say.

Coleman under the lights

Carson apparently just loving it

Mom spying on Coleman

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9 Responses to Billy Who? Baby Sunbathing

  1. Auntie Deb says:

    Nice shades! Are you and Meg getting any rest? I know it will be hard for Mom & Pop to leave today. So thankful you are keeping us updated through the blog. I love my nephews!

  2. Kim says:

    These boys really know how to chill!! Get lots of rest today and take one day at a time. It won’t be long and you will all be home!! I have a feeling there won’t be a lot of chillin’ going on then. Hugs and Kisses to those boys!!
    Love, Auntie Kim

  3. Kim says:

    I forgot to mention that Hannah would like some more pictures of Auntie!!!

  4. They are *so* adorable!

  5. Bette says:

    Thanks so very much for all the pictures and updates. It makes me feel so much closer to all of you. The boys are so precious. I look forward to meeting them and snuggling up with them. You remain in our prayers.

  6. Molly says:

    They are so.stinkin.CUTE!!! I love the one of Meg peeking in. You’re such a good mama already!

  7. tjarksfamily says:

    In addition to loving pictures of you super cute boys, I love you take on the whole bilirubin thing! (I didn’t have such a good perspective when it happened to my baby…)

  8. John and Michele Biediger says:

    Uncle John wants to know if you’re getting charged for that new tanning bed tax?

  9. mathises says:

    Nice. I’m sure they’re applying every applicable tax, charge, and fee.

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