Monday, August 18, 2008

Our Baby Magdalena





Yesterday we took this picture, and I am so excited how well it turned out. Her eyes are open and looking to show you a little of her personality. The meeting with the doctor went well yesterday, but I no matter what we are discussing the tears tend to fall. I am so thankful that we have the chance to know our daughter more, but now there is a different pain/fear. In my mind I know that none of us know the amount of time here on earth, but my heart just doesn't understand. I never knew that I would love her this much.


I have just attempted, and finally, with Noah's help, put together monitors in hopes that we will bring her home this week. It is hard to believe that this possibility exists, but I am so excited. Magdalena is digesting the amount of calories necessary, and as of yesterday she had put on a little weight. She now weighs 3.13!



Because of Magdalena's size and apnea she had a pass a test to be able to ride in a car seat. She did so well and passed!! We are so proud of her fighting so hard!
P.S. from Magdalena - Thanks Loli for letting me borrow Caroline's carseat! Thanks Uncle Stephen for making sure it was super clean for me!
-Julie

24 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:13 AM

    She is just absolutely adorable. Good luck to you and your family as you bring this true miracle home. God Bless.

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  2. What a sweet precious little angel! Looking forward to hearing that she is home. God is good!
    Thinking of and praying for you all in Arizona

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  3. What a great picture. Magdalena has such resolve! Praise God that she has done so well and that she can have the opportunity to come home with y'all. We are praying that you, Noah and Magdalena will quickly feel more and more comfortable with all that will be required for her care over the next couple days. We are excited for y'all and are praying for the opportunity to see her baptized at church.
    Russ, Rachel, Nettie and Olivia

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  4. She looks so wonderful and beautiful! Cathy & Annabel

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  5. Magdalena you look great in brown and pink..ADORABLE picture!! Glad that she passed her car seat test:) How exciting!! Continue to pray for you little jewel and your family

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  6. She is absolutely adorable....There's nothing else to say but that!! (Oh, and of course, Thank you God, for this this precious little girl).

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  7. What a great picture! She is just a DOLL! :) Please know that I and all my prayer partners are praying for a wonderful homecoming for Magdalena; and that God will continue to strengthen you and Noah & Magdalena not only physically, but emotionally and spritiually as HE draws you closer to HIM through this miraculous precious daughter! Love you!

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  8. She is just so cute! I'm loving the little looks she gives. Where did you get that cute outfit?!

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  9. Beautiful girl!!!!!!!! You know we're in prayer for y'all!

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  10. She is beautiful...

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  11. I pray for you all whenever I think of you! May each moment be sweet. Grace and peace.

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  12. She is SO CUTE! We're so excited for you to bring her home!
    love,
    The McKinneys

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  13. O Baby! You are a true beauty, Magdalena!

    Praying for you and your mommy and daddy as you all get to go home together soon! You make a very beatiful family!

    Praying that you will continue to make amazing progress and gain strength, weight and soak up all the love that will surround you.

    God's blessings little one!
    Kathy

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  14. Meant to say "beautiful" family, which you truly are!

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  15. Jennifer (Hurt) Williams7:30 PM

    Absolutely a miracle from GOD. Keep fighting, little Magdalena. I just can't keep you off my mind. Can't wait to see pictures of you at home.

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  16. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Thank you for sharing your little miracle with us. She's soooo cute.

    Praying for your strength and guidance in the days when you bring her home and learn to care for her.

    Many prayers.

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  17. She is so beautiful! She looks so sweet like her momma and I can see her daddy in that face as well. What great news that she will be able to come home so soon. I know that it must make you so happy yet nervous at the same time. We will say an extra prayer for you guys as you make that transition from hospital to home. Julie I hope you are healing quickly and without problems. We love you guys and you are in our prayers.

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  18. I am so glad to hear the good report. I know what you mean when you said you didn't know you could love her this much. It is so amazing to look upon their incredible faces. I will be praying for your fears/anxieties. I will pray that you will fell Gods presence at all times. He is with you. He is good.

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  19. She is absoutley beautiful. That is so exciting that she will be coming home. Praying for you all.

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  20. she is sooooooooo beautiful -
    praying for all of you!

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  21. She is so stinkin' cute... I have been following you guys from the beginning - I am so glad that you are having such quality time with her! She is truly precious and seeing her makes me ache with happiness for you!

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  22. She is gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the outfit and blanket! What a precious little bundle!

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  23. Sweet sweet baby!

    Love and prayers,
    Leah

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  24. cute....cute....cute....I love it!

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