Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just a quick post

I tried to do the Simple Woman's Daybook yesterday, but by 8:30 p.m. I still hadn't finished, so I abandoned it. It was just a go-go-go kind of day, followed by a rather short night. Gemma, who usually falls asleep around 9-9:30 was up until 11. And I awoke at 4:20 to nurse her (she'd slept straight through), and then got up to read and pray.

My lovely midwife came by yesterday and weighed Gemma. She is now 8 lbs. 14 oz. at 7 weeks. The midwife was satisfied with that, but Gemma is gaining weight much more slowly than any of my other babies. They all pack it on. Dominic, by comparison, was only two ounces more than Gemma at birth, but weighed 10 lbs. at 6 weeks. The other four kids also put on considerably more weight. So I'm fretting over it a bit. She is also a little slower to do other things. She took a bit longer to hold her head up and is still a bit wobbly. She doesn't push quite as hard with her legs as the others did. Nothing radical, but enough that I notice.

Well, the gang is all up (but for Gemma) and I need to dress and start our day...I am hoping to post some of our plans for September later today.


  1. Positively edible!

    Don't worry about her - Gemma will do everything when she is ready. There is a great Signing Time song about this - brain tired to remember the name - if Mike watches it today I will send you the name.

    Off to school - having a second very strong cup of tea before Rosary which starts our day

  2. She is absolutely beautiful! You are truly lessed, Nadja.

    How are the diapers working out? I found the last 2 diapers. Let me know if you want me to mail them to you.

  3. Looking forward to your September plans. What a sweet tiny baby! My boy weighed in at 9 lbs 2 oz at birth. Now at 1 he is 6" tall, but is still very cuddly.


  4. Maybe our daughters were switched at birth - usually my babies are exactly on the 50 percentile, but Alianna weighed in at 13 pounds at 9 weeks! She outgrew her baptism gown 2 weeks after it was specially made for her, LOL!

    Some babies are more active than others. My little Xavier was a calm, laid back baby who wasn't very active, either. Now he's a very busy 2 yo!


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