Another week with the girls has flown by so fast. We have had such a blast with our little girls. They definitely keep us both on our toes. There seems to be no dull moments in the Stansel household. We stay busy everyday, but have gotten into a good routine. Rachel and Haley are getting bigger everyday. They have come a long way on their length and weight gain, though not enough. After their last pediatrician visit last Friday, it appears they are not gaining enough weight and Haley is not growing lengthwise enough. You wouldn't think this by looking at them with all their rolls. So to help increase their rate of weight gain we are going up on their formula intake. I have been increasing their formula volume and they seem to be tolerating the increase so far. I hope this helps them gain the weight better and Haley will grow lengthwise better as well. Rachel seems to be more alert each and every day. She constantly smiles and loves to kick her legs and throw her arms in the air. It seems she has discovered her hands because she likes looking at them. It's cute to watch her do some of the things she does. Haley seems to be more alert and aware of things as well. She is such a strong little girl. When we stand her up and let her feet touch the ground, she pushes her feet against the ground and stands up with our assistance. She is definitely a mover and a shaker. She is constantly moving her legs and arms well. One thing we seem to have noticed is that she is responding to bright lights. We were worried that she wouldn't be able to see light, but it appears she can. I guess time will only tell on what she can and can't see. When she is able to communicate with us we will definitely know what she sees and doesn't see. Both Haley and Rachel are "talking" more and more. It's not quiet in our home. We love to hear their little voices when they "talk". We are so thankful for both these girls. They are our whole world. We love to be around them and to play with them. They are just such precious little girls. We have been so blessed as well with a great church and Ward. We have had so many sisters come and help me during the day while Thomas is at work. We are also so grateful for all the wonderful meals brought to our home. We love and appreciate all those who have served our family.
Rachel enjoying her ball