Thursday, March 18, 2010

Learning and growing

This week has been fairly quiet. We only had one appointment. Haley had a repeat ultrasound on her left arm to check to see if the partial clot had dissolved after she had been on the Lovenox shots for 6 weeks. We are so happy with the results. The clot is gone and Haley no longer needs the Lovenox shots! We think Haley is happy as well as she is starting to smile a little more everyday. She is also responding better to sound. She loves the radio in the car whenever we travel to appointments. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. Haley has been home from the NICU for over a month now.

Haley peacefully sleeping. Haley has been sleeping well at night.



Rachel is doing well. She is doing better everyday with following us and toys with her eyes. She loves to look at her self in her mirror and loves her toys. She smiles more and more each day. Rachel has now been home from the NICU for 3 weeks.

Rachel napping in her bouncy chair. Rachel also sleeps well at night.



The girls never cease to amaze me with the new little things they do each day. We love them being at home and watching them grow and learn. They seem to have adjusted well at home.

The girls look so cute holding on to their pacifiers which are taped to a rolled up cloth diaper. We learned this trick from the NICU. Both girls have learned to hold on to them. We don't have to chase pacifiers as much now.

15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear they're sleeping well! And just one specialist appointment? What a treat! Now that my micropreemie twins are nearly 4 years old, we're down to about one specialist appointment per month. Keep up the great work, Stansels. It's a long road, but y'all have proven your ability to handle it.

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  2. Rachel and Haley are the sweetest looking girls. I just love those chubby little cheeks and I can imagine you are kissing on them all the time. Thanks for updating us. Sherri

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  3. Your girls are beautiful little angels! I love seeing new pictures of them. Glad to hear that they are doing well!

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  4. They are just beautiful! And they are changing so much!

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  5. I'm glad the babies are doing so well.
    Haley looks like sleeping beauty in the first pic sooo cute.I've never heard of that binkie trick that's a good idea!
    Your little girls are getting so big wow.
    Thank you for updating us on your beautiful little babies.

    God bless you all...
    Best wishes always,Lauren

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  6. Sounds as if the girls are adjusting to life at home pretty well. Glad they are both sleeping well at night. Haley and Rachel are beautiful little girls. I am so happy for you and Thomas having them with you.

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  7. I'm so glad to see everyone doing well we've been praying for you all!
    You should try the wubbanub pacifiers. Our babies love them and hold on to the animals or just their legs!

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  8. The blanket taped to the paci is a good idea. Check out the wubba nubs. They were a lifesaver for my lil one. He was a micropreemie as well and took him a while to develop the motor skill to keep/put the paci in his mouth. But with the wubba nub, he could hold the frog which kept the whole thing in place.
    http://www.wubbanub.com/

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  9. I think those little darlings look like mama!

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  10. They are so precious!! I feel so blessed to be able to read your updates. They always make me smile.

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  11. The girls are cute as ever! The pictures are beautiful and it looks that they are growing so much! I'm glad they are sleeping better and Haley's arm is fine. I don't know if it is the pictures, but they are looking so much like each other. They are precious! Congratulations! Love, Claudia

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  12. Just beautiful!! thanks for the update and lovely pictures of the babies, they are so precious!
    so glad all is well - we knew it would be, didn't we!
    Love you Stansel family!
    Erma, Midvale Utah

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  13. Good health is above wealth.健康重於財富,要保重自己哦! ....................................................

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  14. Oh my gosh, I love the last picture! Thank goodness for their getting the days and nights down. I'm sure you're still up a lot, but hopefully you are able to get some rest!

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  15. Yeah!!! I am glad to hear that they are sleeping better and doing so well. I can really see their mommy in their faces. I love the pictures and they are just so beautiful!!

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