Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank you.

I just want to say thanks for the prayers. You have no idea how efficacious these are, but I get such strength from them. The day began a bit shaky--I was a bit short on sleep--but the school day went relatively well and I am feeling more at peace with the crazy level of activity in my life.

I took my midwife's advice and weighed Gemma myself, using an infant scale made from a baby blanket and a fish scale from the hunting and fishing section of Wal-Mart. Gemma actually weighs over a pound more than what was indicated at the doctor's (they didn't have a baby scale and weighed me with and without Gemma to get her weight).

I also have been paying attention to her wet diapers and her nursing. I think that my milk may have really tapered off, so I am drinking like crazy and have ordered some Mother's Milk Tea.

Anyway, this post has taken 40 minutes due to the fact that I have a baby on me and I am not a very fast one-fingered typist. So off to bed now, to nurse and nurse and nurse.

Thanks again, cyber-friends...


  1. I'm happy to know you're feeling more at peace, Nadja. Motherhood is so stinkin' hard sometimes, isn't it? Keep hangin' in there. God be with you, friend.

  2. You and your family are in our prayers! Just wanted you to know.

    Peggy (aka Soutenus)

  3. Nadja, I know we are strangers (neighboring states, though... NC), but I have been praying for you and Gemma. A pound is quite a difference... you must feel comforted!

    I suffered from chronic insomnia for nearly 20 years! I always thought it was because my husband travels nearly weekly with his job, and I was home alone with our children. However, three of my seven children seem to struggle at times with periods of sleeplessness, so maybe genetic? Something changed, though, a couple of years ago, and now I go to sleep easily and stay asleep... maybe sheer exhaustion!?!

    Anyhow, I know it is so hard to function the way our hearts' desire when our bodies are so depleted. I worry that peri-menopause (hopefully not quite there yet but getting close ;-)does not bring sleepless nights again. I feel so many of my short-comings as a wife and mother over the years was due to fatigue.

    You will continue to be in my prayers. I am enjoying exploring your blog as I have time. JMJ P.S. St. Mary Magdalen is my patroness as well.


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