Thursday, January 8, 2009


Do not be appalled by the title of this entry and this video. This is a great thing!!!!!

This afternoon, right before Hope's 5pm feeding, her nurse, Dawn, was doing some things with Hope and taking care of business, etc, when she proclaimed: "SHE SUCKS!!"

Of course we were taken aback by this, but Hope does suck, as in sucking on a pacifier!! This is fantastic progress!! Yes, Hope still has all the tubes going down through her mouth, but she is still able to get a little suction and suck on a make-shift pacifier. It was pretty exciting stuff in the NICU today.

The video, towards the end, really shows her neck moving and her mouth moving, or at least that's what we saw in person. Extra props to Aunt Em (me) today for busting out the video mode on the digital camera. I believe this would be Hope's first video!!!!

And for those of you who have grown to be dependent upon your daily dose of Hope, no fears, there is plenty more where that comes from and should be posted later this evening with PLENTY of pictures.


  1. Oh that is AWESOME!!!!!!!! She's going to need those muscles to chew her parents out in about 5 years, mark my words.

  2. God bless you and your family and little Hope, My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
    God Bless