As the new year approaches the little ones continue to grow and thrive. We are so grateful for the little steps our girls are making each day. We know that the Lord has and continues to help Rachel and Haley along their journey into this world.
This past weekend Rachel had her first bath in her own little bath tub we bought for her. Rachel seems to enjoy her bath time and loves her "spa" time. After her bath, Rachel always falls asleep well. Rachel is still growing, her weight is 7lbs 4oz. Rachel has a little bouncy chair she sits in and loves it. We came in tonight to visit Rachel and she was sound asleep in her bouncer. Rachel is going to have the ENT doctors come look at her again this week and evaluate her airway. We are hoping the ENT doctors will want to try her on a high flow nasal cannula again. Rachel is such a little fighter. She will out grow all the challenges she is facing now. We thank the Lord everyday for her precious life.
Thomas and I giving Rachel a bath
Haley is plugging away like the little champ she has always been since day one. Haley continues her progression after her bowel surgery. She was able to be weaned off her nasal cannula completely two days ago. Haley was also able to feed once again from a bottle today. It was the first time they (occupational therapist) fed her from a bottle since before her bowel surgery. She took 10cc's from the bottle. We look forward to when she can get up to full feeds and get off the TPN. Haley is growing at her own pace. She is up to 6lbs 15oz. Haley has been through so much, but yet she never quits. We are so proud of her and all that she has been able to get through with the help of the Lord. We are also eternally grateful for our little Haley, she is such a beautiful little girl with such a powerful spirit about her.
Aunt MaryAnn holding Haley