It's about time that I finally got back to blogging! Julie had been doing such a great job of updating everybody that I got lazy, but recently I have been feeling guilty about leaving it all to Julie so I am going to do my best to give a good update of where we are.
Right now, Magdalena is resting on my chest. I love having her here in such a peaceful state. I am studying for my Hebrew test in the morning and I just fed her by tube so that she wouldn't wake up hungry and fussy.
Magdalena's cold seems to be getting better, but she still has a ways to go. We are doing our best to keep her chest from becoming too congested, but there is only so much we can do until she completely gets over this cold. Her lungs are already at risk because of the Trisomy-18, so we want to do all that we can to keep them clear. Please pray for her and for us. Thanks!
Yesterday we went back to the NICU where some of the greatest nurses in the free world work. We were so impressed with them while we were living in the hospital after Magdalena was born and we are even more impressed with them now. We were having trouble getting the right sized NG tube for Magdalena through the hospice ministry (a wonderful ministry that has been an incredible blessing to us...thanks Rosa!) because of a technicality with the maker, so we called the NICU to see of they would be able to provide us with more. They told us that we could bring Magdalena in to be weighed so that they could then provide us with more supplies. We had a list of things that we knew we could use, but really didn't expect for them to give us all of it. They did, and then some. They also loved on Magdalena for a while and were very sweet to us. We are so thankful for them.
This afternoon the three of us were sitting on the couch together and something funny happened. Magdalena had just finished eating and she and Julie both got the hiccups at exactly the same time. It was so funny to see them hiccupping back and forth.
Thanks so much for all of your prayers and encouraging comments. May God bless you richly and satisfy you deeply!