Thomas and I are getting more excited by the day as this Wednesday is the proposed day of when Haley is to come home. We will be so thrilled to have Haley with us at home. We both are getting more nervous by the day as well. We of course hope and pray that nothing ever happens while she is at home. Knowing how little and premature she was, it's a little nerve racking, but we know that a loving Heavenly Father will be there to assist us in her care. We love her so very much and will take good care of her. We will help her in any way we can to help her develop and grow. She will be getting therapy to help her development. She will have ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) and OT, PT and speech to help her learn to eat better from the bottle and other developmental issues. We will have a home health agency to supply her feeding tubes and formula. Things are getting into place and set up for Haley's arrival home. This past weekend we were educated on how to install a car seat correctly and how to put Haley in the car seat correctly. It was great seeing Haley sitting in her car seat. She didn't seem to mind it at all. It was a preview of what is to come. She fit in the car seat well. Haley finally made it to 8 pounds this weekend! We are so happy she is growing and getting bigger. We are also going to meet with the girl's Pediatrician, Dr. Mark Farrior on Wednesday before we take Haley home. It will be good to talk to their Pediatrician before Haley comes home. We have never met him before, but have heard good things about him.
Haley sleeping on Daddy's shoulder
I love this picture. It shows how cute and plump Haley is.
Rachel is getting bigger as well. She is 8 pounds 6oz. She continues to develop and is so alert. Rachel is so adorable! All the nurses love her and love to hold her. They say Rachel just melts in the arms of whoever is holding her. She's our cuddle bug. We look forward to the day we can write on our blog that Rachel will be coming home. It breaks our heart that she still has to be in the hospital and that she will need the fundo and g-tube. She is most likely to have the fundo and g-tube surgery this week. We hope and pray that all goes well with the surgery that Dr. Bloss will do a good job. We are hoping that this is the best thing for Rachel. The doctors all seem to think it is absolutely imperative that she gets it done. We continue to pray for guidance on this. We feel that if it isn't the right thing to do, the lord will make it known to us. We just don't want her to aspirate into her lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia. Rachel is such a little trooper, she will be ok.
Rachel loving cuddle time with Mommy
Rachel looking cute