Both of the girls have had pretty good days the past few days. They are starting to really be more alert and active. Yesterday Thomas and I had the opportunity to sit in a conference with several of Rachel's doctors. Dr. Robertson her Pulmonologist, Dr. Krishna her Gastroenterologist, Dr. Jarell and Dr. Finkowski two of her Neonatologists. They went around the room and discussed Rachel's condition in regards to their specialty. Basically they all agreed that it would be in Rachel's best interest to have Dr. Bloss (our favorite surgeon)to place a fundo and gtube. We really struggled with what to do for Rachel the past few weeks since they mentioned it. We fought it for the longest time, but we feel strongly that it is the best thing for Rachel in the long run. Dr. Krishna told us that 99.99% of the time babies don't have any problems or wouldn't even know the fundo was there unless you told them. Very rare do they have complications with it. Much prayer and consideration went into this decision. I am completely confident Rachel will do just fine after this is done. It will only help her get home faster.
Rachel has been doing really good the past few days. She is continuing to grow and thrive. She is now 8lbs 4oz. Rachel seems to love her Boppy pillow that we bought for her to use. It is always touches me to see her in the Boppy sitting up looking around. She is such an inquisitive little thing. She is such a beautiful little girl with a lot of attitude and spunk. We can't wait for the day that we will have her home with us. She will add so much joy and happiness to our home.
Haley has been cruising along the past little while. I am sure she is ready to get out of the hospital and home. Haley weighs 7lbs 14oz. She is such a sweet little girl. She has a way of just making you feel so much better when you are with her as does Rachel. She just seems like a content little princess, well unless she needs her diaper changed or if she wants something, then you better watch out. Thomas and I learned infant CPR this evening at Texas Children's hospital in anticipation of Haley's arrival home next Wednesday (supposedly). It was very interesting to learn it all, and to see that Thomas and I weren't the only nervous ones in the room.
We don't have any recent photos as we have been forgetting to take the camera to the hospital. We will make sure to get some new photos soon.
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