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.