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
Mommy holding Rachel