More Tummy Time Than Me

By Courtney Robertson | July 20, 2016

Today has been better than yesterday. Asher’s bilirubin levels came back low enough to turn the lights off. His next goal is to fatten up. The lights helped him push all that jaundice junk out, so he was diapering twice what he had been. Now we need to get some weight back on. At one…

Ups and Downs

By Courtney Robertson | July 19, 2016

Today has been a chaotic day. The good: Asher’s bilirubin count (jaundice) is very much lowering. The doctor thinks after tomorrow morning’s blood test that he will be ready to have his lights off. They will then test again a day after that to confirm that they have stayed down. The hard part 1: my…

Jaundice and Nursing

By Courtney Robertson | July 18, 2016

Today’s achievement is successfully feeding several times without the bottle. We learned about infant massage as well. His skin rash has cleared up. Asher does have a slightly elevated bilirubin count and is moving into an isolet box that will keep his lights on to treat jaundice. Again, a very normal preemie condition. My new…

Hanging out in York NICU

By Courtney Robertson | July 16, 2016

Our schedule the past 2 days involved lots of cuddle time in NICU. We go in every 3 hours for feedings, diaper changes, etc. While our room is a mere 100 yards away, the hallway journey is long. After each session we make it back to the room in time for food, shower, etc and…

K-Care with Mommy

By Courtney Robertson | July 14, 2016

Asher’s update: thus far he has only needed support for maintaining body temp and his sugar levels. This is common among 6 week premies and he is expected to outgrow it soon. My blood pressure has stayed in a good range since delivery. I’ve made it over to NICU once to hold my son. On…

Asher Noah Robertson

Asher Arrives

By Courtney Robertson | July 13, 2016

7:00AM – Awake and being prepared to meet our son. Keep him in prayer. 34 weeks is 6 weeks early for delivery. His signs all look good but we won’t know much more until he is out. 9:10AM – Meet Asher Noah Robertson Born 9:10 July 13 2016 4 lbs 12.7 ounces 18 1/2 inches…

12 Hours

By Courtney Robertson | July 12, 2016

I’ve felt better today than the past few days. C section will likely happen tomorrow earlier in the morning thanks to the fantastic labor & delivery staff. We spoke to NICU in the hopes that we can transfer little man to Chambersburg when he is stable and I am discharged. They are hoping for that…

Planning for Delivery

By Courtney Robertson | July 11, 2016

Tentatively planned a c section for Wednesday afternoon. Little man looks good except that he is sitting in breach. My bp is controlled but wants to creep up. For now we have it down. Waiting game now until delivery, and expecting a stay here for a few days extra afterward. My sleep is a mess…

Stay or Go

By Courtney Robertson | July 9, 2016

Blood pressure has looked relatively boring thankfully. Doctors now think we might be able to keep the kid in until 37 weeks (33.3 today) but aren’t sure yet if that means I stay here, Chambersburg hospital, or home with what would now be 4+ visits weekly to the doctors for observations. We hope to keep…

No Stress Test is Very Stressful

By Courtney Robertson | July 8, 2016

My blood pressure was crazy high this morning during our no-stress test (that was suddenly very stressful). I was transferred to Wellspan York maternal fetal medicine for observation. I am not in labor at all. It is unclear if I’ll be discharged before delivery. The soonest they’d want to see a baby is 34 weeks,…