Friday, November 27, 2009

Daily Dose: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

After all the food was eaten, Hope & Aunt Em had some playtime

Hope wasn't as interested in the delicious food as the rest of us

Hope looking cute in ANOTHER ladybug outfit

Hope's first artwork: a hand turkey

This Thanksgiving we all were especially thankful. This was Hope's first Thanksgiving and she loved it. As you can see from the pictures, she had a cute little ladybug outfit on, making her officially cute as a bug! Hope slept through most of dinner but she had done the hard work ahead of time. During one of her therapy sessions, she finger painted and made a hand turkey. It is proudly displayed on Mommy & Daddy's refrigerator for all to see!!

Hope is doing well and looking forward to her birthday which is coming up very quickly. She also is looking forward to Christmas because she loves looking at the Christmas decorations, especially lights and tinsel.

As we mentioned before, we are all extremely thankful this year. While we have all had a setback or two in our own lives, Hope has been there to remind us what is important: family. No matter what goes wrong, we always know that we have Hope, and for that, we are forever thankful.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Daily Dose: Wednesday, November 25

Hope relaxing in her bouncy seat!


Hope is smiling!!

Hope has had a busy few weeks doing lots of things. As you can see, Hope is growing!! She is now over 21 pounds!!

Last week, Hope went to get her hearing aids adjusted. She was put in the sound booth and responded to bass tones. This is a big step because in order to have cochlear implants her auditory nerve must be developed. We are very happy that her auditory nerve seems to be developed, paving the way for her surgery.

This week, Hope went to the eye doctor and got great news!! The eye doctor said that Hope can see!! And it will only improve from here. She is far sighted and may need glasses if that doesn't improve but quite often kids like Hope will grow out of the impairment. Hope did very well tracking and locating so the eye doctor was very happy with the progress she has made.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daily Dose: Wedesday, November 11

Ever since Saturday when Hope officially became an 11 month old she has been BUSY!!!

On Sunday the weather was so nice that Mommy & Daddy decided to take Hope for a walk. They walked up to Grandma & Grandpa R's house and saw them for a little while.

They then left Grandma & Grandpa R's house and went to visit with Great-Grandma Vivian & Aunt Dawn. As you can see, Great-Grandma Vivian and Hope Vivian had a lot to talk about. Both of them really enjoyed their little visit.

Hope is becoming such a big girl. Today she did some finger painting. She thought it was fun at the beginning and played along. But....

As you can see, at the end of her paint session she wasn't feeling so artistic. At least she was able to make a finger paint turkey before her inspiration ran out.

In other news... Mommy & Daddy are still in contact with a surgeon to do Hope's cochlear implants and are hoping that next spring they can have them done.