Even though we had been through it all before, his first few days were filled with new worries for me. He had to undergo treatment for jaundice. They discharged us from the hospital which meant keeping him on a bili-bed at home. He was supposed to stay on that apparatus for twenty hours a day. He pretty much hated it and all I wanted to do was hold him. Instead, we would take turns sitting next to him on the floor while he soaked in all that blue light. The worst part were the daily blood draws from his tender little heels. (Ok, remind me again why I miss those days?) I did learn somethings, like, it is okay to insist on them using the heel warmer if it spares your newborn pain.
Thankfully, his bilirubin levels dropped and he was back in our arms when he was five days old.