Today Lori, my oldest sister, took the day off from work to help me with Magdalena. It was definitely a restful day, and we were able to spend some time together working on some obvious changes in the blog. Magdalena hung in there with us! Although Magdalena smelled the room up with her gas, we had a great time with her. Because of all the fun that I had with Magdalena last night and today I decided to title this blog after one of the songs that will play on the blog, Girls just wanna have fun. Even through a few of her apnea spells (her heart rate drops too low), I really enjoyed my sweet daughter using only laughter and not tears. Her long feet with her wrinkly knees are always so cute as she streches, and she enjoys for me to rub her legs. I don't think that I will ever be able to express how precious she is to me. God has been gracious to give this much time to us, and we do not deserve it.
The past few days spent with Magdalena at home are what Noah and I have desired and prayed for, and as in many situations I desire even more now. The past two weeks have been emotionally and physically hard as I spent my days in the hospital trying to be a mommy and heal too. The NICU nurses were amazing, and I believe that these women are created for their job. They were patient with me as I sat there waiting for any information that I could get for Magdalena. Even though I didn't hold her all day so that she could keep her strength, it helped me to just be there for her.
Although I do not understand and may not know how her life is being used, I know that it is beautiful and has a purpose. Throughout her time with us, no matter how long or short, I pray that God will allow us to glorify him and have fun together doing it.