Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our Precious Girls

Today we arrived home from Austin. It was hard to leave the girls for a few days, but they did very well while mommy and daddy were gone. We arrived home and quickly went to the hospital to see our little girls. Thomas and I both got to hold them tonight. Thomas held Haley and I held Rachel. Thomas would not stop kissing the girls on their foreheads. He was so happy to see them. We both missed them so much. Rachel is a little spitfire, she continues to be extremely active. When she lays on her tummy, she wiggles around a lot and sometimes it looks like she is trying to crawl out of her bed. She is strong and is able to move her head around really well. She can also lift her head. The nurses let us do more when we visit so Thomas and I worked as a team and put eye drops in Rachel's eyes. It took both of us to get them in. Rachel gets eye drops four times a day since her eye surgery last Wednesday. She seems to be recovering well from the laser surgery, but we still won't know until at least Tuesday if she will be able to see or not. We know she will be ok, and that the good Lord will continue to take good care of her as He has thus far. Our little Haley is gaining weight well. She is becoming a chunk. She definitely has her daddy's genes. The doctors have been able to increase her feeds again today to around 6cc's of breast milk an hour. She will have another eye exam Sunday from Dr. Coats. She will most likely have to have the same surgery her sister Rachel did. We will hope and pray for the best for her eyes as well. The girls are now on manual control in there isolettes. This means their bed is no longer regulating their temperatures. Rachel and Haley are now wearing T-shirts and are regulating their own temperatures. This is another step forward for them.

Haley in her bed/isolette

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Mommy holding Rachel

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19 comments:

  1. The videos are great! They are looking so cute! What precious babies they are! I love the new t-shirts, this is a milestone. Congratulations on their progress. I continue to pray a lot for those miracle babies and I am sure all will be fine. Your faith will continue to bring a lot of blessings to your family. All my love, Claudia

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  2. It was so wonderful to see these sweet angels more. Pictures are good, yet the videos are great. They are such dolls. Can't wait to hear about the day you take your sweet little daughters home. Thank you for sharing your family with my family. We pray for all of you every day.

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  3. Happy to hear the girls are doing well. I bet they were so happy to see you. Thank you for giving us the priviledge of seeing video of your precious baby girls.

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  4. Videos, I love it! The girls are getting so big!! So glad to hear that they are regulating themselves for temp, that's a big step! I am constantly amazed by their fighting spirits and by your faith. You're both so sweet and wonderful to share a little piece of your lives with us. Looking forward to more good reports about the girls! They will be home soon!


    Praying for you always,

    Christina McKinney

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  5. wow, wonderful videos. Thanks for sharing. I'm wondering how much the girls weigh now?

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  6. Regulating their own temperatures? What big girls!!

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  7. I just adore seeing the babies! They are sooooo precious!

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  8. Wow regulating their own temps, how awesome is that.....Haley does look like a chunk but I just love those cheeks.......All the more to kiss and snuggle up to.......Rachel looked so calm in your arms Amanda........Beautiful videos.......

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  9. Hey guys, they are looking so beautiful. I can't wait until I get to meet them. I am sorry that we haven't been able to help you more with everything. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Perfectly Precious Picture of Princesses! how wonderful - they are adorable! i am so happy they are doing well. Around the campfire last night i found myself telling every one about your sweet babies - they truly are a part of our lives now. Thank you so very much.
    love, Erma from Midvale

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  11. Listening to all of those sounds brought back memories! It NEVER occured to me to take video of my twins when they were in the NICU, now I wish I had. Oh well, I sure have lots of pics. They were born at 26 weeks and are very healthy 5 year olds now :-) Your daughters are beautiful! Good luck!

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  12. Regulating temperature - yay! Bring on the adorable micropreemie clothes!

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  13. Great videos!! Did I miss a post? Is Haley off her vent??

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  14. Great videos! They are just gorgeous! Thanks for the update.. Every day another step towards coming home! Praise God!

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  15. So fun to see the videos of your beautiful girls. Congratulations on the baby steps forward. They are looking so big now!

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  16. They are getting so big! I just love hearing how well they are progressing!!!

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  18. Such sweet videos :)

    The girls are BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  19. hurray !!! the girls are looking so beautiful !!! what wonderful parents you are, i am praying so very very hard for your family. your story and your strong belief in the Lord has really helped build up my own faith in God and made me think hard about things that i had chosen to ignore. you are such an amazing couple. please God help these little babies grow strong and healthy and happy and able to go home with their precious mommy and daddy as soon as can be.........

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