Here is our Christmas tree this year. We actually put this up the day after Thanksgiving. To celebrate all of our precious children, I bought some angel ornaments and wrote each of their names on it and hung them on the tree. All of our beautiful angels will always be remembered during the Christmas season with these ornaments. I wish the girls were home to enjoy the tree. They will for sure be home next Christmas and what a wonderful time it will be. What a wonderful holiday season this is. A time to celebrate the birth of our beloved savior Jesus Christ.
Our Christmas Tree
The angel ornaments with all our children's name on them.
These two cute little ornaments were a gift from Grandma. Rachel and Haley's names are on them.
Now for the update on the girls. Rachel is gaining weight! She is 5 pounds 14oz! She is almost to 6 pounds. We are excited. She had a good day today. Daddy got to hold her tonight. She was so comfortable and enjoyed her pacifier. When she is awake she is becoming more alert and likes to look around. Haley is doing good despite the infection she has. The bug that she has is not a serious one according to the doctors. They are giving her antibiotics to fight it. She is a fighter and doesn't seem to be affected by the infection at all. I held her tonight and she loved it. She also enjoyed her pacifier. She gets upset sometimes when it is taken out of her mouth. Haley has lost some weight. She is 6 pounds even. The doctor put her on a diuretic because her lungs were a little "wet" and she was retaining some fluid. So the weight she lost was just fluid. Haley is off the TPN (IV nutrition) for now. Her feeds have been increased. Once she gets her intestines reconnected she will have to go back on TPN, but for now she gets a break from it. What a blessing these girls are to us. Each and everyday we visit them, we are in awe of their precious spirits. They bring such love to our lives.
Haley wearing her "I love Daddy" onesie. Thank you to Natalie for this cute outfit.
Haley is starting to learn how to hold her pacifier.
Rachel with her eyes open
Rachel enjoying her pacifier