Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Seven Weeks, Magdalena!

Last Friday our friend Cheryl came over to help us replace Magdalena's tube (she ended up pulling it out on Monday morning), which has to be done every month. While it was out she helped me to take some precious pictures of our sweet daughter that just makes her beauty shine. I know it is hard for you to imagine how little she really is, so I want you to know that her "dress" is really a preemie size shirt

Noah was at home today, so I was happy to get out of the house a bit. I stay here most of the time because I don't like the idea of driving and not being about to watch Magdalena. Because of all of the cravings during my pregnancy my real clothes are too small, so I went to buy some basic items to have to wear on Sunday morning, but I will still be wearing the same thing every week!
Noah stayed at home loving on our sweet girl and studying for his Hebrew class. I think staring at Magdalena's sweet face was probably more fun, so it helped to swallow the Hebrew a bit better. This is his last week at his job, which we are both excited about. He works a lot right now, and Magdalena and I are ready to see him more. Instead of working, he is becoming a church intern which will allow him to do the work that God has called him to do, which he LOVES, and for him to be with his family more.

God continues to show mercy upon us during this difficult time, and He is blessing us more than could ever have imagined.


  1. She may well be little but she is gorgeous!!! So very precious!! Thank you for blessing us with her picture.
    Prayers continue from Michigan for your dear family.

  2. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Magdalena is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us! God bless you all!!

  3. Oh, she is just so sweet! I know there is a lot of talk of surgeries and it is not easy to come to a conclusion....Jacob's cardiologist said that once Jacob beat the largest odd (celebrated his 1 year birthday) and showed signs that he would be strong enough in other areas to survive, then we would consider surgery. Until then, enjoy him. And we did....every moment. She is just so precious and I am just so excited for 7 weeks....stay strong Sweet Girl. Julie, give a call to chat whenever if you want. God Bless,


  4. I love how wide-eyed she is! I looked at preemie clothes today and thought about you. I pray for you and Noah and Magdalena every time I think of you!

  5. I love the picture! She is beautiful! In the last post you mentioned not using the monitor during day (apnea) and also just feeding her by mouth not by the tube. How is that going? Thank you for making the post and praying that Noah will soon be home more for you and Magdalena.

  6. She is so pretty! What a little doll! Glad she is doing well. :)

  7. Breathtaking picture
    Breathtaking little girl

  8. I was telling someone (I can't remember who) last night that she was seven weeks old, and I was just overwhelmed by how gracious God is. She looks so sweet in that basket. What a sweet doll...

  9. What a sweet little girl! I love the picture.

  10. What a precious, precious picture!!! She is just too sweet!!!

  11. She is just beautiful....she is a true gift from God and i think that you are expereincing that everyday.
    May God continue to bless and keep you, Noah and your precious baby girl.
    My prayers are with all of you everyday!
    Love in christ,

  12. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Oh my she is sooo pretty! What an adorable little preemie dress. When my preemie was about a month old I took pictures of her next to a 5lb bag of sugar just to show how little she was...(just a suggestion) :)

  13. She is BEAUTIFUL!

  14. We check your blog regularly for updates on your sweet girl. She is so precious! We continue to pray for you all.
    The Sadlers in Germany

  15. Oh my goodness, so precious! I love the picture and know you are so happy to be celebrating 7 weeks with your sweet girl.


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