Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Updates: Like Water in A Parched Land

The family who delivered our care packages are back in the US with their two new family members (joining their two bio children)!  They can't upload pictures until tomorrow, but, bless this busy mama's heart, she sent me a detailed e-mail on the girls' progress.  I was going to condense it, but all the information was so important!  ;)

I put especially heartwarming info in green.

Hi Amy, the girls are doing wonderful. I think they are growing great. They do not look too skinny anymore. Their heads are shaved on the side from when they had their IV's in the hospital right after birth so I didn't know at first why their hair was like that but I asked and then they told me. Jada G. is starting to get a little tiny roll by her knee. It's very little but it's starting. They were fed often and the nannies took very good care of them. There are always at least 3 nannies in the room with the infants at all times. The twins were usually in the same crib or bassinet right next to each other. They wrapped the care package blankets around them right away. I put their booties on them, you'll see in the pictures when I finally get them out. I held them both for quite a while. They don't cry a whole lot but when they are hungry they will let you know. They eat really well. They are no longer the smallest babies there .There is a new little girl who is only 5 lbs so they look big compared to her. I think they are doing wonderful. There is also a full time nurse that they hired a month ago. She is great. She speaks great english too. She was always in the infant room. So if there ever is anything of concern, she is right there. I felt very confident with her (and it takes a lot for me to have confidence in a nurse or doctor for my kids, it's just mommy instincts). Neither one had diaper rash or any skin issues at all that I could see. I tried to look them over really well. The booties actually fit really great. I would guess we have at least 15 pictures of the girls. I can't wait for you to see them. Hang tight, sorry for the delay.

Updated Weights and Measures:
               Weight       Head       Height
Adia M      8.11          37           52


Jada G      8.00           36           50

6 comments:

Susan Haerr said...

Jon and Amy...WOW! I am finally catching up on your blog this morning after several weeks. Thanks for all of the updates. We will continue praying for you and Jada and Adia as well as their family. Can't wait until you can post photos! We will be so excited to meet them. Love you guys! (I have this adorable mental picture of Jon shaving while his beautiful twin daughters sit nearby and watch:)! Maybe they will be as fascinated as our kids.)

Mike and Shari said...

Such a positive report from a very caring lady! Whoa! 8 pounds! They are really growing well. We can hardly wait to see the 15 new pictures! Praise HIM for HIS faithfulness to these precious little girls (and to you)!

Minders said...

Wow! What great information! I can imagine how much it means to you to know that the girls have your care package and know that they are being well cared for. What a blessing! Praying for you all!

Jill said...

Wow, I bet you have read this and re-read this, and re-read, and re-read.....

How wonderful and what a good report. I'm so excited you get to see pics too!

Todd and Teresa said...

Jon and Amy ~ Such a personal, encouragaing, informative and all around positive update! And just think that they are wrapped in the blankets that you sent! Can't wait to see new pictures.

Kristen said...

yay! sounds like they are doing great!