Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hangin' On


There are a few sayings that have resonated with me lately.
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

"God knows how much you can handle."


I tied a knot several days ago. And God certainly knows my limits. If He had any doubts, my constant prayers of "Dear God Help Me. I can't take it ANY more" would have clued Him in.

Yesterday morning was tough. No sleep for two nights followed by fussy, gassy baby. Then he cried in the car all the way to my doctor's appointment. I had to hold him on my lap while I had my stitches out (Mole, after second opinion, was deemed benign - yeah!). Then we came home. I was beat, done, hanging on for dear life.

Baby blew up his diaper. Then he slept for two hours. He woke up....happy. We played patty-cake and peek-a-boo. He laid in his swing happy and content. He ate, he napped again. I got to eat lunch, uninterrupted. Then he nursed and we both laid down and slept an hour. He was happy. We played some more. He napped again. This time for two hours. I took Daughter out and picked up dinner. Which we ate in peace. Then we all got baths/showers. Daughter played games on the computer and I worked a bit. Then I held and nursed Baby while reading bedtime stories to Daughter. Baby was a bit fussy before bed, but it was normal fussiness - not "I'm in pain and gassy" fussiness. I rocked him and put him down about 9:30.

He slept until......... TWO A.M. I slept great. Husband and I both said we were wide awake after that. Haven't slept that long in forever. Baby was a bit gassy and fussy until 4 am. But then slept till 6:30 am.

I feel like a new woman. Here's hoping things continue.

Thanks so much to everyone for your kind comments and emails. It helped a lot.

6 comments:

Rindy Walton said...

Girl...been praying for you! Glad to have good news!!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

My prayers continue. From experience I know that Baby will "adjust" to life outside your womb before long!

Marj aka Thriver said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got some rest! Hurray!

Tamara (TC) said...

Enola,

I am so glad that you got a break from the fussiness and that you were able to get enough rest to recharge. It also is wonderful to hear baby seems to be feeling well. Prayers still being said that this continues.

Hugs,
Tamara

16 blessings'mom said...

Fussy babies are extremely trying! As if you don't know that. Hang in there!!!! Sometimes they just cry for no reason. I won't tell you any horror stories, and it probably seems like forever to you right now, but in my experience, the fussy ones have all calmed down by 3 months old. And yes, he is a good baby. And yes, he cries. You just can't take it personally, and can't let it get to you. I know, easier said than done. And: take one moment at a time. Do not be anxious for tomorrow. When you look at the days ahead, and think, "How can I possibly manage?", then you are worrying about something that is not even happening yet. Just right now, that is all you need to think about. All you need to deal with. I hope this helps. Hormones, fatigue, crying babies, it is A LOT! Hang in there, and I will be praying for you!!!

della

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow! I've been reading through all of these posts and you've been going through a lot. I totally feel for you. Wish there was something I could do to help.

I hope things begin to settle down and baby gets more comfortable. It's so hard trying to figure out the problem when they can't talk to help us out. I think if you don't get some consistant peace real soon it's time to seek out a specialist. There are answers to these kinds of problems if you can just find those who have them.

Hang in there.