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updated 11/14/2011 9:36:04 PM ET 2011-11-15T02:36:04

Two weeks after surgery, previously conjoined twin girls are preparing to leave a California hospital — each in their own car seat.

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Angelina and Angelica Sabuco have been recovering at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University since their Nov. 1 operation.

The hospital said Monday that the girls are doing well and should be able to return to their San Jose home by the end of the week.

The girls' mother says in a written statement that her daughters are sleeping in separate beds, eating their favorite foods and learning to walk again.

The nearly 10-hour surgery was paid for by the Sabuco family's health insurance.

Angelina and Angelica were born in the Philippines and live in San Jose.

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