Monday, July 4, 2011

23 Months old and Happy Fourth of July!

Haley and Rachel

Rachel and Haley are 23 months old!  Only one more month and they will be 2!  I can't believe my little girls are growing up.  They have come a long way...

Rachel:  Rachel is getting stronger and we are seeing less low muscle tone.  She is standing up using the furniture and is cruising along the sofa and other furniture.  Rachel is also crawling well (up on her hands and knees).  Progress with overcoming her oral aversion has been slow.  We have an OT come everyday to work on getting her to eat, but Rachel is just scared or just doesn't know how to swallow.  She continues to be fed thru her g-tube.  Rachel is a smart girl.  She is very determined and when she wants something, she won't give up until she gets it.  Rachel loves to explore and get into everything.  Rachel also likes to "meet" and be around people.  She isn't scared of strangers.  Rachel currently weighs 23 1/2 pounds.

Video of Rachel:

Haley:  Haley is getting closer to walking on her own.  She is taking a couple of steps on her own.  She is still a bit unsteady and falls on her bottom.  She doesn't give up and continues to get back up and try again.  Haley is doing well with eating.  She is eating baby foods (stage 3) and is drinking her Pediasure with a sippy cup.  Haley is a fun loving little girl and loves to be cuddled and held.  She is very ticklish and she has the cutest laugh when she is tickled.  Haley has a lot of energy and still loves to be bounced.  Despite her low vision, she is able to get around and find things to get into in the house.  Haley also loves to be near people.  She is friendly.  Haley currently weighs 18 1/2 pounds.

Video of Haley:

For the fourth of July we spent time with family and enjoyed good food.  Happy 4th of July to you all!


  1. I don't know you but I have followed your blog after it was linked to me. I am so glad to see how much progress your little girls have made. They are adorable!

  2. They are doing great physically. I hope Rachel's eating improves. Are they working with a speech therapist as well?

  3. Hi, Both girls look wonderful. I'm curious about Rachel. You say she has an oral aversion and doesn't eat well. She obviously is healthy and of a good weight. How does she get her calories? Does she have a feeding tube?

  4. The girls have come so far! What beautiful miracles they are. I love seeing them progress. :)


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