I was able to hold Mia for about five minutes tonight in the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit). She didn't have the little eye protector on and looked totally darling and normal except for the IV in her arm. As soon as she got that head gear on, she settled down for a nice nap.
She is under lights for the bilirubin issue. It increased slightly over the course of the day so she will probably be there for a few days unless things change dramatically in the next 24 hours or so. She is stable. They are giving her some fluids to hydrate her via the IV and an antibiotic because her white blood cell count was elevated. She apparently has some kind of infection.
The hospital reserved a little room for Gillian to sleep in nearby so she can be there to nurse the baby. Some of you might remember the PICU room I had one night - single bed but at least it wasn't sleeping with 20 other people you didn't know. Gillian had to check out of her room at 9:00 tonight. I would imagine Kevin will go home to sleep.