Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Eve - Part 2

The night before Christmas was James' last night in our house. (James is pictured here hanging in Magdalena's stocking.) He had such great reports to give Santa that Magdalena even got a present early! A gigantic, red balloon! Because Magdalena gets to give James his name we wanted something that would be especially for her but would also make sense to our future kids. James is named after the doctor who endured the tears we shed during each check-up visit, questions, and he honored the many requests that we had concerning Magdalena's special birth. He helped us with many of the decisions that we had to make, and we were blessed to have a doctor to deliver Magdalena that we trusted. I hope to one day let our special doctor know that our elf is named after him! I am sure he would get a few chuckles out of that!
Magdalena has spent a few nights now in her crib! It is so close to our room, and with the monitors we feel comfortable. Here she is in her signature sleep position, arm over eyes, waiting for Santa's arrival.

9 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas. She is beautiful & such a big girl now that she can have cereal!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. We have an elf...his name is Larry! Aren't they the GREATEST things? Hope you all had a GREAT holiday! Treasure these memories...and know there will be many more! The Cook's GA

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the elf. I hope the Doc knows what a privilege it is to have such a namesake. Blessings to you and your beautiful baby girl.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Julie, I love the sleep position. That is totally how Annabel is sleeping at this moment. She actually breathes better flat on her back but arm over eyes is the fav position. She snores so much in this position that we hear her in our den.
    I am sure the dr. would be honored to know how special he is to your family.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dear Folks,
    You don't know me but I found your site through Andrea's Photography blog and site. She took some Christmas card pics for a friend of a friend in our church. When I saw that post on Facebook, I went to her photography site and found you.

    I am a pastor of First Baptist Church of Sylacauga, Alabama. I do not know when I have as moved by the faith and love of a family.

    I want you to know that you and your precious gift named Magdelena are on my personal prayer list and I have also added you to our church prayer list.

    Psalm 91,
    Pastor Tim Childers

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am so happy that Magdalena did so well during the swallow tests. Another milestone passed,praise God!! We always pray for your your little sweetie, she is just precious. I love the elf!! We got one this year and the kids really enjoyed finding where he landed each morning.
    I love the posts and I pray for your family and God's grace.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am so happy that Magdalena did so well during the swallow tests. Another milestone passed,praise God!! We always pray for your your little sweetie, she is just precious. I love the elf!! We got one this year and the kids really enjoyed finding where he landed each morning.
    I love the posts and I pray for your family and God's grace.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That sweet darling! I love the way she sleeps! And that sweet chubby little arm...

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the signature sleep pose - what a cutie!

    I think Dr. Crews would love that your elf is named after him!! He was our doctor with Jessie, our second, and he is so great!!

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you!