We took Rachel home again! This time we stayed for lunch and the kids and I had naps. Dave had even thought of cutting the grass except that winter has returned to Calgary....it feels good to do some "normal" things again. After all the wondering about when she would die, it is wonderful to be able to do life with Rachel. I'm glad that I can experience being a mother to three! Rachel is still stable, content. She eats, then sleeps. When she shows that she's hungry, she cries. Sometimes she tires herself out asking for milk and once it's ready, she's asleep again. She often likes to sleep with both fists curled up under her chin. She loves her special soother. I still can't get over how tiny she is....
Abigail has really begun to show signs of jealousy. This is another of the many things that I didn't think about while pregnant. I was preparing for Rachel's death, not her life. We even bought another package of preemie diapers today!!! When I bought the first package, I wondered how many we would use. Thank-you God for this gift of time with her!
THANK-YOU to all of you that have sent me emails or commented on the blog lately. I'm sorry that I have not been able to respond. I hope you are reading this because I want you to know that I read them all and they are a huge encouragement to me!!
I added some more pics to the slide show - and yes, Val I added the picture of the white dress the nurse hand stitched for her!