Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Dr. C and Nurse A with Magdalena
I had my five week check up with the doctor, and as of now everything seems fine. Everyone says that the more you walk the better you feel. I definitely believe that to be true. I had motivation, walking to see Magdalena in the NICU, which allowed me to heal and feel better much faster. Dr. C and A helped our family so much through the unknown weeks and emotional rollar coaster in which we waited for Magdalena's arrival which is why I wanted Magdalena to meet them and get her picture made with them. God blessed us so much by putting them in our lives. God knew exactly what we needed before we did.
After the doctor's appointment, we visited our friends at our favorite store. Magdalena is a hat snob. It is hard to find a hat that fits her small head and when a hat falls below her head she gets so upset. There we have always been able to find clothes and hats that fit her small body. Mimi bought Magdalena the sweetest bonnet that fits her head. I will have to put a picture of it up soon because it is SO cute!
Then, we HAD to go eat lunch and visit Papa at work. Here is a picture of them together! Because I am not comfortable with driving with her being out of my sight, Mimi went with us. We were so thankful that she was able to come with us and to help us with Magdalena's first day out and about.
Lastly, we took a big step and went to Target together. I was nervous, but everything worked out well. I want to be able to take Magdalena with me to these special places, and I found out that she is like her mommy and loves to shop with her Mimi and Mommy!
Every time Magdalena has her eyes open someone is holding her, and this is because I don't want her just lie there. I want her to know that she is loved and to feel it. However, I have realized that this is not realistic for continuing the daily needs of a household. Right now we are completely spoiled with all of the generous people who have kept me from thinking about cooking. It takes one thing off of my mind. Magdalena needs to be able to sit there awake at times so that I can keep clothes clean and the house running. All of this to say we bought Magdalena her first swing! (We didn't consider the battteries so we will have to get those tomorrow.) I am watching her in it constantly right now to make sure that she is able to breathe in it comfortably.
Daddy putting the swing together after coming home from work.
Here are pictures of her the first time she sat in her swing.
I did want to show this picture of Magdalena and her great-grandmother, Grandmom, who comes by frequently to see her. Look at the love in this picture!