Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy 9 Months Girls

The girls are 9 months old today. It is hard to believe 9 months ago today they arrived in this world. It almost feels like yesterday that they were born. I am so grateful I am able to be at home as a full time Mother with my girls to watch and help them develop and grow each day. They bring so much happiness and joy to Thomas and I. We adore Haley and Rachel more than worlds can express. We love and cherish their precious little lives. We thank Heavenly Father every morning and night for their beautiful little Spirits that bring our home that much closer to Him.

Rachel is such a calm and beautiful little girl. Rachel has become our "talker". She has discovered her voice lately. She wakes us up in the middle of the night or in the early morning "talking". She can get loud. I sometimes think the neighbors can hear her when she talks. It's so cute to just listen to her even if it does wake us up. She is just a well behaved little girl. I think she takes after her mommy. She continues to make progress with ECI. She has gotten so much better with her head control and is rolling from her back to her side. We are proud of the progress she has made thus far. We know she has a long way to go, but we know with the Lords help she will get there. We absolutely love her very much.


Rachel Talking

Haley is such a fiesty little thing. She is definitely a Stansel through and through. Haley has discovered her glasses as of late. She constantly pulls them off her face. She either doesn't like them anymore or she has finally discovered them. Haley is not one to sit still for very long. She is just like her daddy. Haley has definitely gotten so much better with bottle feeding. She has really progressed and is taking 3oz or more with almost all her bottles during the day. She loves the bottle and reminds us that its time to eat before its her scheduled feeding time. She can get very inpatient for it. She is extremely good about letting us know what she wants. Haley is such a precious little girl. We love and cherish her as well.

Haley pulling her glasses off her face.

Haley Talking


  1. Little baby pterodactyls they are!! Hee hee! I love the squawking! They are so big and growing up so fast! I can't believe we are so close to their 1st birthday's! Wow!!! :)

  2. I think she probably she just discovered her glasses. It's not that she doesn't like them- it's that she found a part of her "body" that she can remove! No different than finding her hands or feet!

  3. I have been reading your blog ever since you gave birth. I was pregnant with my son at the time, he is 8 months old. I have prayed for you and all of your beautiful children every day and love reading the wounderful updates about Rachel and Haley. I just wanted you to know what an inspiration your family has been. You have been through so much and you are so positive! May God continue to bless you and your family.

  4. Congratulations! It's time to start thinking about the first birthday party! I loved to see them "talking," and the pictures are great as usual. You and Thomas are special parents and are doing an awsome job with the girls.

  5. Can't see Haley talking... the video is all dark and black screen. Rachel's video is ok. She is a real cutie.

  6. I love the talking, so cute. Happy Nine Months old girls! You have blessed so many!

  7. They are so adorable!! And getting so big! Thanks for the updates ... they always brighten my day.

    Norma (W. Houston)

  8. Wow! Voices! Your sleep time is diminishing exponentially.

    I remember walking into doors when I heard the kids at night. I learned to take care of them without even opeing my eyes...unless the door was shut...for obvious reasons %^>

    Frank and Virginia

  9. It soooo fun to see how these girls are growing, smiling and really having such cute personalities!! I so do enjoy your blog out here in Georgia and have been following you since before the babies were born. It's such an adorable blog!!
    ---Keely in Atlanta

  10. Singers? maybe!! what precious little sounds. the girls just intrigue us with their sweet personalities, each so different.
    Love you Stansel Family!

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  12. Happy Mother's Day Amanda !!!!
    Love the pics and vidos.
    They are soooo precious
    And chubby :) How cute


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