The surgery went well - within an hour we were in the recovery room, and I was nursing Ellie. She latched on right away and fed like a champ! Although she has had a few bumps in the road as we've continued to nurse (thus dropping in weight to 6 lbs), she is back on track as a fantastic eater and we look forward to some weight GAIN.
She's a bit jaundiced as you can possibly tell from the pictures. The nurse and doctor think this will clear up on its own in the next few days and are not concerned. She also has a bit of a red, bumpy rash on her torso, arms and legs that looks like mosquito bites (but it's not). The doctor said this is common and will go away soon.
She already had her first blowout diaper - of course, I had her in a beautiful white eyelet onesie and wrapped up in a pretty receiving blanket at the time. And it was definitely a meconium diaper too! Sticky greenish black poop all over her newborn outfit. So wrong. :) Thanks to my mom and Oxy Clean, I'm told it's as good as new again!
We love to stare at Ellie's many dainty, feminine features - her long slender fingers, narrow feet, finger-toes (!), dark eyes, slightly upturned nose, newborn 'overbite', and my favorite - her wide open mouth when she sleeps (just like the other Armbruster women!). She is such a dream in every way.
We will be discharged tomorrow sometime - I opted for the full stay instead of going home a day early. I'm still very sore and tired, and am trying to make every last pain pill work for me before I leave the hospital! I am literally falling asleep as I type this post, so apparently it's nap time. :)
Thanks for checking in on us, and for your prayers! If you haven't met Ellie yet, we're excited for you to come visit her sometime next week, after she's settled in at home.