I’m exhausted. Not surprising, but it is why I haven’t posted anything about his first days home.
Yesterday he had his first ped appointment. He weighs 5 pounds 5.5 ounces. And he was declared adorable. And healthy. He goes back again Thursday for a weight check.
The Durham County home visit nurse came yesterday, as well. She was really nice. She offered to come back Monday to do another weight check, so that I wouldn’t have to go back to the ped quite so many times.
Trying to balance nursing, bottles, and pumping is damn near impossible. I totally totally get why most moms of preemies end up switching to formula or exclusively pumping. If this was my first baby rodeo I would have gone that route already, I’m sure.
I got a bill from the ambulance ride from Regional to Duke. $700 to go five miles. I’m annoyed. Because potential abruption and rupture at 28 weeks pregnant seems like a pretty good reason to use an ambulance to get from one hospital to another (with a higher level NICU). An my insurance says ambulance paid in full if medically necessary. I am hopeful I can get it straightened out. But I bet they are going to charge me for Rowan’s transport, since his transport to Regional wasn’t medically necessary (and I doubt they will care that it opened up another bed in the higher level ICN at Duke). I’m tired, and the last thing I want to do is have to call freaking BCBS.
Luckily this kid is really cute. Even when he’s pooping at 3am.