Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our night with Rachel

Today was yet another special day for us. I had the privilege of holding our precious little Rachel. Thomas was not able to hold her tonight, simply because we didn't want to put to much strain on her. It was so wonderful to hold her. As I sat there holding her, I enjoyed looking at her face and watching her make little faces. She is so beautiful! I felt the spirit so strong as I was able to hold her close. It has been such an amazing experience to hold little Haley and Rachel thus far. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to hold little Ashlyn. We are continually amazed at how much they have all grown and progressed. All the girls are close to three pounds now. Ashlyn is still the smallest at around two pounds seven ounces, the other two are closer to three pounds. We are so grateful we have been blessed with these beautiful little girls. They are the light in our lives. The highlight of my day is going to the NICU to be with them. It's hard leaving them when we go home. My desire to bring them home gets stronger everyday. It's getting closer as each day comes and goes. I'm grateful for another good day with the girls. Many more happy days are ahead.

Mommy holding Rachel. Rachel is wearing her new fall hat.

Mommy, Daddy and Rachel


  1. Another wonderful day:) I hope they keep coming!! Love from Logan, UT.

  2. I love the hat!
    So happy that you got to hold Rachel!
    I wanted to share a verse with you that I have chosen as my life verse. It is John 9:3 " but this happened so that the work of God might be diplayed in his life." No matter what other people say, just remember that God chose y'all to be the parents of these 6 wonderful babies. His will is being done in your life and His goodness in being displayed through this blog and your story.
    I have been reading your blog since you were first hospitalized and I am so glad that the girls are growing.
    I will continue to pray for your family.

  3. Yay for cute Rachel and her darling Fall hat! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing one more special moment with those who care about you. Rachel is so beautiful! I love her fall hat! You and Thomas are looking so good! I can tell how happy you are by the special "glow" on your faces. You have a beautiful family, and I continue to pray for all 5 of you. May God continue to bless both of you, Rachel, Ashlyn, and Haley.
    Love, Claudia
    PS- Amanda, your hair is looking gorgeous!

  5. How wonderful! They'll be home before you know it!

    Praying for you always,

    Christina McKinney

  6. What sweet moments for you and Thomas to get to snuggle your little girls for the first time. I'm so happy for you and hope all goes well and you get to hold Ashlyn today!

  7. My goodness! what a wonderful surprise and blessing! when i teased yesterday about Haley doubling her weight, i was way off! so glad they are beginning to thrive. perhaps now, the bumps in the road will be just tiny rocks and you'll sail over them. i can't begin to tell you how happy i am for all five of you - and your extended family! love, Erma in Midvale Utah

  8. I miss seeing my little girls so much. Grandma is always praying for you.

  9. How cute. Glad you are getting to hold them now. And they seem to be getting better everyday. I keep your family in my prayers.

  10. how beautiful!! She looks soooo cute all sprawled out on her pillow. she is soo precious. congratulations.

  11. What an encouragement for you and for all of us following you!! I am so happy and will continue to pray for their growth and ability to come home soon!!

    She is a cutie!

  12. I look foward to reading your blog everyday, I have been following your story since May when you started. I am so glad everything is coming along, so sorry for your 3 angels that have passed. The pictures are great and you will cherish them forever!
    My daughter was also born on 8.4.09!!
    Lots of love,
    Marla from Houston, TX


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