Thursday, October 30, 2008

85 Soft Skin Days

Because Magdalena had such a low weight at birth, her skin was so dry and we continued to lather her up with lotion. We were so thankful that the NICU had a new prescription kind that smelled so good! But as she puts on weight her skin is naturally holding in moisture. Now her body, especially her hands, are so smooth. I now understand when someone compares smoothness to a baby's skin!

Magdalena has hit a few milestones that I must share! Because it is so late, I will have to post pictures some other time. First, she has outgrown her first item of clothing! Although all of her clothes are preemies, the sizes vary depending on brand and material. One of the smaller preemie items, and one of my favorites, no longer fits! Between her belly and long body there just is no more room for the little brown onsie with the pink polka dots! She fusses when I change her clothes, so I let her wear it for the last time on Wednesday and did not snap the bottom of the onesie. She would have been too upset if I had tried to change her clothes again.
Also, Magdalena wore her first big girl (newborn size) diaper while at Mimi's tonight. It was still too big, but we were so proud that she had the booty to hold it on her body for a short period of time. Yay, Magdalena!

It is so hard to know the correct feedings to give Magdalena, but as she grows she will continue to increase in the amount of intake. We are in the middle of that change time, so please pray that we don't overfeed or underfeed her. She eats half of her feeding by mouth and the rest by the feeding tube, so we can't just stop when she stops eating. She becomes tired out before her body has taken in enough. We have called the doctor to know what to do for now, and on our next appointment on Tuesday, election day, we will further discuss it.

9 comments:

  1. Yea, Magdalena! You GROW, girl! :)

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  2. Yea, Magdalena! You GROW, girl! :)

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  3. Wow Julie...she is truly amazing and beautiful. Just had some time to catch up and I am so glad I did. I love the story God has been showing with your family and your amazing Magdalena. Thankful for so many days.

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  4. I can't wait to see the pics. Yea, to her for her growth and milestones. Praising God for this precious life that continue to thrive and grow.

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  5. How wonderful that she is growing! My son was Failure to Thrive, so I know how exciting it is when they actually outgrow an outfit. Does Magdalena see a registered dietician or nutritionist? My son is tube fed, and he sees a nutritionist that helps us make sure he is getting the right amount of nutrition/hydration.

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  6. Way to go big girl for growing out of your clothes. (Good excuse for mommy to buy you some new ones ;) not that she needs one.) Can't wait to see pictures! We are praying for you guys and we will say a special pray for guidance while feeding.

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  7. Go, go, go Magdalena!!!!! :)

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  8. Way to go little Magdalena!!!! Those are BIG milestones. I also hate to see favorite items go but at the same time I love to be able to find new favorites!! Baby clothes are SO cute!!

    We will keep Magdalena and her new feeding amounts in prayer. Can't wait to see the pictures!

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  9. Erin Jones Schmidt3:45 PM

    YAY for the booty!

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