It has been an exciting few weeks here at the Stroud’s! Aspen got her tracheotomy successfully completed on 1/21. She is a much happier baby and we are so happy to be able to see her whole face!! She is moving along in her vent progress as well as doing excellent using her gtube that was placed at the same time as her trach. We still have a hill to climb but she is strong! Arthur had a swallow study done because he wasn’t progressing in his feeds and they suspected some aspiration was happening. While he passed it was sloppy and so the recommendation to thicken feeds was given. Once he started those he took off like a rocket!! We continued to be amazed and we were able to take him home on Thursday 1/30. This was also the first time the twins had been able to be together since birth!!! 5 months of separation and we got this adorable snuggle pic. Arthur is on some oxygen at home still but we are loving having this little man home in his bed with his family. Ruben is a great big brother and really enjoys having him around. They took the proverbial sibling bath together already and he spent the night in Arthur’s room once. That experience quickly made him realize how noisy babies are so he’s going to wait till Arthur is bigger for any more “sleepovers”! We are keeping Arthur in a bubble since we are in the middle of flu and RSV season but are also excited for the world to meet him slowly. Now we just need Aspen to be able to complete our family and be able to come home as well. Their medical needs are overwhelming at times but we are so thankful for the miracles they are. Thank you everyone who supports us and is part of our village!!