Sunday, November 16, 2008

Drowning,,,

Help! I'm going under! The last of my family help left this morning. The Geek is back at work as of last week. The meals have stopped (except for 2 days/week which frankly isn't enough, but what can a gal do. I'm grateful for it!). My milk still isn't in and if I have to look at that pump again I will cry (more that I have been already). If the Geek didn't make me eat I wouldn't remember to. Low sodium diet restrictions rule out a lot of processed food so I have to make food, wash out bottles and breast pump bottles and the somewhere in that haul my recently cut open self up and down stairs (WHY DID WE BUY A 2 STORY HOUSE?!) and try to get some rest. (HA!) I can't do this!

5 comments:

TLC said...

I know it's not exactly tangible help, but I'm praying for you... for rest, for peace, for just enough things to fall into place that you don't feel completely chaotic and disordered. God knows where to put everything and how to make it all fit together, so I'm praying that He'll do that... one day at a time.

Dana said...

the first two weeks are KILLER! then the next four are completely EXHAUSTING. but after that things will start to get better, your mind will get a little clearer. remind yourself it's OK to cry and cry, THIS IS HARD STUFF!
grab fresh veggies that don't have to have much prep. baby carrots, broccoli florets, apples, grapes, etc.. and have hubby put them in snack size baggies then just grab them as you need.
sleep when the baby sleeps, YOU NEED IT! you WILL make it. I promise! when you feel the most alone, remember Christ is right there holding you, comforting you, strengthening you. :)

Elizabeth Wickland said...

Oh, Nana! I'm sorry you're feeling so overwhelmed! I am praying for you today!

As for making food, do you have crock pot? If so, it's easy enough to make a big batch of food once (I can send you some easy recipes if you want).

Also, can you set up a place for you and the babe to sleep downstairs so you don't have to go up and down while you're healing?

It's okay to let some things go during these first few weeks while you're healing and trying to settle into a routine and feeling like you can't do it! YOU CAN! But focus on keeping yourself fed and hydrated (hard to produce nourishing milk if you're not getting nourishment and fluids yourself!) and spend time with your precious daughter. Sleep when she sleeps and stay down as much as possible so you can heal quickly!

Jaime said...

It doesn't help, but I totally understand. It is hard. It's hard doing so much and feeling like you don't know what you're doing.

I'm praying for you, too. For energy, for strength, that you'll take time to sleep and rest and even let some of the house stuff go. I'm praying for extra patience and encouragement from your hubby and that you guys will fall into a comfortable routine quickly.

You're doing great! You have just been through one of the most exhausting and difficult experiences! Don't be too hard on yourself!

Josh and Kelley's family said...

YOU CAN DO IT!! Everyone feels like giving up...I felt like that. MAJOR tears :) You can do it...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

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