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.