"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Monday, June 6, 2011

Rachel's feeds on a Typical Day

ok...I added up the times I wrote down today....By 6pm tonight - we spent 3 hours and five minutes just feeding Rachel.  (since 7:30am this morning).  We fed her 15 times in the course of the day and this is all in 10-15 minute segments. It doesn't take into account all the time we watch her for signs of hunger, or hold her because she is unhappy, etc..It doesn't take into account the added stress of watching for spells, or wondering why her cry sounds different or not.   

The interesting thing for me about this amount was that this wasn't even a bad day.

4 comments:

Valerie Ruth said...

exhausting!

Anonymous said...

Love you Kendra,
Hang in there.
Laura

Anonymous said...

Laura Shared your blog with me a week ago with a request of prayer for your family. I can't even tell you how many times I've prayed for your family since then. I have 2 little girls (5 months and almost 3). My 5 month old is up every few hours throughout the night and as I rock her, I pray for Rachel and your family. I will be praying you get the extra help you need, that Rachel will have strength to eat more at each feed and that you'll all get some much needed rest!! There is HOPE and STRENGTH in the Lord! Rachel is BEAUTIFUL by the way.

Kathy and Carl said...

Wow. What a day. You're always in our prayers.