Tuesday, November 04, 2008

90 Unbelievable Days

I will never say it enough. Noah and I are amazed at God's grace by giving us so many days with our precious daughter. One of my biggest fears since bringing Magdalena home was to give her a bath, and honestly, I have not done it alone since Magdalena has been home. I just didn't think that I could handle it, so every time my mom came over she would help me so much by doing this. She knew that this was her special time with Magdalena. Well, Mimi (my mom) has been sick, so I knew it inevitable. I was going to have to give her a bath by myself. Thankfully, Magdalena has been putting on weight, can move around a little (but not too much), and I had watched my mom do it many times. I was scared that I would make the water too hot or too cold, or it would be too high or too low. I enlisted Noah to help me complete this scary task, and I am happy to say that it was a complete success! Not only did we scrub her down well, but she actually enjoyed lying in the water for a bit! Yay! We were so excited about it last night!

Today we went for Magdalena's check-up at the pediatrician, and we are happy to say that she has put on a little chub! She is now 6 pounds 11 ounces and 19 3/4 inches! We knew that she was getting bigger and that her belly pokes out of the water during her bath time, but these measurements confirmed all that we were seeing. Both Magdalena's nurse and the doctor have helped me to feel like I can feed her as she needs food. I just always thought someone would tell me the amount I should give like they did when we left the hospital, but now I feel comfortable knowing that we can give as needed!

I hope everyone went to vote today! And tonight we are celebrating Noah and my brother-in-law, Stephen, in turning one year older this week! So we will have more pictures to share soon!

8 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog through the google reader and I just want you to know that I will be praying for your family! What a blessing to have your sweet baby with you for so long! She is an angel!

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  2. I am so glad that you were able to bathe her alone. It is a precious time. I am so thankful that she is putting ont he lbs. Praising God and all His glory in the gift of Magdalena.

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  3. Lurker here, saying WAY TO GO Magdalena! She is growing amazingly. :)

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  4. Wonder how much longer I will be able to call her Lil' Bit?

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  5. I have always loved bath-time. It's quality time, for us, so I'm really glad you got to do that with her. It's always scary to bathe a teensy little one, but you are a brave mommy and you did a great job. Thanks for the reminder on Noah's aging! I gotta go find a card... ;)

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  6. Happy Birthday Noah!!!

    Happy 91 days Magdalena!!!

    I pray for a wonderful day of celebration. Cannot wait to see the pictures.

    May God continue to richly bless your beautiful family.
    Godspeed,
    Kathy

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  7. yeah!!! baths are always fun, sweet, bonding times! just have every thing ready within arms reach! i am still learning that one even w/ a 19MO!

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  8. Yeah Magdalena on your steady weight gain, and yeah mommy and daddy for a successful bath! Your little one is just precious. I love the picture above with her and her daddy.

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