The days and nights seem to be running together in the Stansel household lately. We stay busy with the girls and their busy schedules of medications, feedings and doctors appointments. We are loving having our precious little miracles here with us at home. They both are so opposite of each other. Rachel sleeps well at night and Haley doesn't. Rachel is calm most of the time, but Haley is fussy. Despite their differences, Rachel and Haley are such beautiful little girls. We are eternally grateful the Lord has allowed them both to remain with us.
Mommy holding her beautiful girls
Rachel is such a sweet little girl. She loves to look around and watch everything around her. She is an inquisitive little girl. Rachel has only been home 3 days and has already made her first trip to the ER. We had to rush Rachel to the E.R. last night because her g-button in her stomach was accidentally pulled out. So we took her back to a familiar place - Texas Children's Hospital. We had to take her to the ER to get it replaced since the hole can close up fast. This visit to the ER was actually one of the quickest visits we have ever made. The button was replaced without any problems. Rachel was a trooper through the whole thing. Hopefully we won't have to go again, but if we do we are grateful to have Texas Children's Hospital.
Haley is strong willed and feisty. She knows what she wants and usually gets it. She has attitude. She is strong as well. She is able to push her feet against the ground when we hold her up. Her head control is improving. Haley continues to sleep early in the evenings and wakes up pretty early in the mornings. We try really hard to keep her awake during the early evening hours, but to no avail. She just sleeps through everything. I think she has gotten a little better sleeping at night since coming home from the hospital for the second time. With time her sleeping at night will get better.
Haley enjoying the swing
We love our little girls so very much. They continue to grow and seem to enjoy being home much better than the hospital. We hope and pray that they will be able to develop and overcome the challenges they face physically and neurologically. We will have many different people working with them. We know that what will happen with our beautiful girls will be the will of the Lord. Heavenly Father will be there to help our little girls through their physical challenges. We are grateful to know that our Heavenly Father will do what is best for Rachel and Haley in their lives.