Diary Entry – 24 July 2020

7 weeks

Wow, what a week… it’s already Friday.
Mommy doesn’t like how fast the time is going. You are in week 6 of your life, fast approaching week 7 on Tuesday.
Mommy has been tired and emotional. You have been crying a lot, not being very happy at al, which makes me sad. Again, I have cried with you – not ideal. You feel my emotion, and it makes you more upset, trying to figure out how to help you. I think you could be battling with winds (guided by moms of my generation). So I’m trying my best to figure out what not to eat, as what I eat goes into the breastmilk, and learn about the best way to feed and burp you that works for you.
Food Reactions, Intolerances, and Allergies That May Affect Your Baby
Your baby may have a reaction to your breast milk after you’ve had certain foods or drinks. For example:
After you eat beans, cabbage, broccoli, or cauliflower, your baby may get gassy or fussy.
After you’ve had spicy food, your baby may not like the taste of your breast milk because it can change the taste.

  • Your little one may be more fussy or irritable if you’ve had too much caffeine.
  • Your baby may also develop an allergic reaction after you’ve had cow’s milk, soy, wheat, corn, oats, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, or shellfish.

Signs of an allergic reaction in your baby include

  • frequent spitting up or vomiting
  • belly pain
  • lots of gas
  • pulling up the knees in pain
  • blood or mucus in his stool
  • hard poops
  • skin rashes and swelling

Bible verse at the bottom of this page in my book:
Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
Extra note, I am putting he verses in here to show you how God speaks to you – I never read the verses until I had finished writing in my diary on that particular day. Here God told me what to do for the above worry.

You have grown! Little Chubbiness increasing and it is SO CUTE!
Mommies phone is getting so full of all the photos and videos of you. 🤍
I have realized how your neck has strengthened; you can hold your head up for a bit. You are looking around more. Your little arms and legs are stronger too. What a pleasure it was for me to witness your first real smile as well! (A proper one, not from wind).
My heart just melts, and I want to spend all my life experiencing all your firsts. Watching you grow and change each day.

What’s also made me emotional is the realization that half of my maternity leave has gone by already, which means I will be going back to work. I don’t want to.
I leave it all in God’s hands. God always looks after us, His Will be done.

Bible verse at the bottom of the page in my book:
Deuteronomy 31:8 “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you.”
Extra note, God speaking to me: telling me not to worry He personally goes before me.

Daddy is fetching Xander and Chloë after work. They are so excited to see you. Your family all love you so very much. We are so blessed! It’s a real joy to see them interact with you. Photo’s being taken, involvement by reading to you, holding you, talking to you.

On Monday 27th you and I have appointments at the Dr. We both have a “6 week” checkup. Your Daddy has to come with because our appointments overlap. First, we have your clinic visit. I am apprehensive about the clinic visit. You will be getting 2 vaccines, an injection in each leg. I pray that God’s Spirit be with me and give me the strength I need, so that I can calm you down and make you feel better. 💞
Then you have to go to the pediatrician, and I have to go to the gynae. I was really wanting to see and hear all the pediatrician has to say about you. Wanted to tell him about the jaundice you had – to check on that – and the crying taking place at the moment, to get a way forward.

Bible verse at the bottom of the page in my book:
Psalm 91:1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Again, the Lord speaks to me.

In closing though, I never knew how much love one could have for another person, until I had you! Motherly love is so different to other love. Amazing what God put in a woman’s emotions, probably to ensure the absolute safety and security of her young.
That brings to mind the realization of Scripture in
Romans 8:31-39 New King James Version
God’s Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Once you have a little one of your own, you start to understand that love. I would die for you! Jesus died for us…
I love you more than anything can express, and God loves you SO MUCH MORE than I ever could. Paul did a great job in explaining the love of God in the Romans 8 passage. I pray that the Lord give me the wisdom and ability through His own Spirit to teach you and let you know how much He loves you.

Bible verses at the bottom of the pages in my diary will become even more amazing as we go deeper into this journey of your life. You will see the testimonies that come through. I testify to the most amazing mother’s journey because of the Almighty Creator I see in our daily lives!

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