@rugbygirl - It really stinks that you didn't get to see your baby right away--I'm sorry! While obviously everyone just wants a healthy baby, it's too bad when birth doesn't go like the mom hoped.
My baby had a lot of trouble with congestion at first, but I never could get the hang of the the nasal suction bulb. It worked for the nurses, it worked for my husband, but every time I followed the exact same steps, nothing happened and I felt so bad for messing with baby's nose for no result. I usually just wound up using a tissue!