Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baby Update

Baby I. went in for a bilirubin draw this week.  Her numbers came back 'elevated' but she is not considered to be at  much risk.  Also, she finally pooped after playing the waiting game for 7 days.  She looks healthy (aside from the tan) and wets often, but I have to wonder if she is drawing down the hindmilk.   A dear friend of mine is tracking down a pump for me, as we speak.  I'm telling you, it pays to have crazy La Leche League friends (love you, Rita).    

I on the other hand and being told in no uncertain terms that I need to go get back in bed, by my body via kidney infection.  I guess this is comeuppance for all the times that I have almost haughtily told new mothers "if you don't take it easy, you'll get what's coming to you."  I surely did.  I guess I need to take this whole 40 days more seriously...

B. turned two and N. turns 11this weekend.  I have been changing diapers for 11 years and up until December it had been without a break or 3902 days without a break.  I wish I had more pictures, but I've spent most of this week in bed.

I know, yesterday was the Annunciation.   I feel sort of lost in time right now, unmoored from the Church calendar.  I did find this Psalm which seems especially appropriate for the day.

Psalm 40

 1I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
 2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
 3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
 4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
 5Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
 6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
 7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
 8I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
 9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
 10I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
 11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
 12For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
 13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
 14Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
 15Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
 16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
 17But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Keep me in prayer, dear Reader.  Many blessings to you.


Maria said...

It takes a lot of humility and patience to sit in bed when there is so much to do. I was never good at it, and I paid for that. Say yes to all the people who want to help you!

Matushka Anna said...

Ditto to Maria. I'm bad at that too.

Prayers for everyone's health!

Michelle M. said...

I hope you are all doing well. Our prayers continue.
It is very difficult to just sit down when it seems like there is so much to do, but take care of yourself. Right now, your priority it to take care of yourself and your baby girl :)

flowersfortheteacher said...

I also agree with Maria... allowing others to help is a tremendous blessing, as hard as it is to allow.