Sunday, October 19, 2008

77 Days

Magdalena is still not feeling well. I thought that she was improving, and in some ways she is, but I can still tell that she is not feeling well. She was up practically all of Friday night crying. We have spent the last few days constantly trying to keep her nose clear of all unwanted snot, but it is hard to keep up with it. She sleeps best when she is snuggled with someone, so that is how it is going to be. Noah and I have always agreed to keep her as physically comfortable as our hands allow. She stayed in someone's arms all day today and her crying was minimal because she was so comfortable, and I am staying up the night to be sure that she continues to be that way. For a few minutes she is in her Boppy so I have time to write a little. While trying to stay awake with her I am drinking lots of coffee and water, and I realized a few moments ago that I had to put her down to go to the bathroom. I was scared that she might begin to cry her sweet, sad cry. But she didn't wake up while she stayed in her Boppy swing for a few moments, so now I am just watching her sleep until it is time for us to snuggle again, which I know will be soon. I put her head right below my neck while her little booty is bunched up on one of my arms. As she sleeps she loves for me to pat her back, and I enjoy to rub her head and face.
Oh, time to snuggle again...

14 comments:

  1. What an amazing mommy you are! Praying for continued strength....

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  2. Praying that God gives you the strength to get through this. I know how much you are treasuring these moments. What a sweet gift you have.

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  3. I'm praying for you and for Magdalena today, Julie. I know you need God's strength in times like these.

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  4. Praying for continued strength and health for a wonderful mommy and renewed strength and health for her beautiful Magadalena!

    May God richly bless this cuddle time as He heals your sweet bundle of joy!!!
    Love,
    Kathy

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  5. Please make that Magdalena. Sorry!

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  6. Anonymous2:59 PM

    You are the perfect momma for Magdalena. She is so blessed to have you and I know you feel the same about her. We are praying for your family...
    Love
    Rachel and Chip Wall
    Hattiesburg, MS

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  7. I dont really even know what to say....that doesn't happen often. Love that precious girl of yours to bits...she knows she is loved and is lucky to have such a sweet nurturing mommy. Take care of yourself too...eventually a person can't live on coffee alone :) Although its surprising how long a person can go without sleep. I am praying for and loving little Magdalena from far away. And praying that as you comfort and hold little Magdalena that you would picture God doing the exact same for you too.

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  8. No sweeter moments than the ones you are speaking of will ever happen again. Something about your first baby (dont get me wrong I love all 3 of mine). Its almost like a special gift that the Lord gives you when you feel like He could not possibly give you any more. Love and cherrish each and every snuggle moment. They are priceless and I believe the closest we will ever get to understanding how much the Lord loves us.

    Praying for many loving days with sweet comfort for princess Magadalena.

    Love to you sister in HIM,
    Melissa

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  9. Shaela Rae11:40 PM

    from another mommy holding and cuddling her baby right now to you cuddling yours.....you are making the best decisions right now. In fact every parent should love their children the way you are your dear hubby are.

    Prayers are being sent your way from me daily, I always check in on your amazing family. More pictures soon....she is beautiful and I love "seeing" her!!

    Shaela

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  10. I am so sorry that she is not feeling well. It is so hard when they are so small. I love the image of her cuddling into your neck and her little bottom resting on your arms. I know you must be so tired, but I promise eventually it get better. First, year is so hard. I have such high hope for Magdalena!

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  11. Julie-Praying God heals her little body of this cold and fights for her, restoring her completely. Praying that God strengthens you today and gives you all you need today. Praising God for the 77 days! :)

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  12. Thinking of ya'll...hope M is feeling better and mom and dad are getting rest.

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  13. Just dropping in to see how precious Magdalena is doing (and her mommy!). Continuing to pray for strength, rest and health for both of you.

    I agree with one of the other commenters/friends that we would love to see more pictures of your beautiful princess. As if you don't all ready have more than enough to do but we sure do love seeing her.

    I agree with Cathy that I could totally picture how you two are cuddling. So precious!!!

    Love,
    Kathy

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  14. Love this girl. What a great snuggler she is!

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