I was wondering if any of you went through this with your new baby at the hospital.
They said that since Nick was over 9lbs they had to check his blood sugar hourly for 4 hours and then three more times after that. THEN he needed his PKU screen before we left. My poor baby got stuck 8 times. His little heels are so chewed up.
When they told me about all the sugar checks I immediately objected. Check his sugar SEVEN times??? REALLY??? I should have demanded to speak to the attending physician to see if we could compromise. After the first three came back normal I asked if we could please just do every other one since they've all been fine. The nurse just said "trust me, the doctors are very firm about this, they won't make exceptions."
Maybe it upset me more than it should. It seemed completely unnecessary. They knew I didn't have GD with him, plus he was nursing so well it seemed pretty unlikely to me that his sugar was going to drop below 40 and after having so many normal results in a row... why keep going??
It was just hard. All my wishes regarding ME were followed... but I never thought I'd be having a big baby and faced with these other issues. Had I been prepared I probably would have had the courage to refuse and sign whatever paper I had to.