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...

3 comments:

  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.

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

    Blessings,
    Peggy (aka Soutenus)

    catholicnotebook.blogspot.com

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  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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