Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hope's Tribute to Father's Day

Hope wanted to show everyone about all the special fathers in her life since she only was able to spend time with Daddy and Grandpa R on Father's Day.

Hope and her Daddy

Hope and Grandpa R (spending quality time after Grandpa R's long trip)

Hope with Daddy and Grandpa R

Hope with Grandpa H (a few months ago)

Hope with Mommy and Great-Grandpa H

Hope and Great-Grandpa H

Hope especially wanted to include pictures of her and Great-Grandpa H. Sadly, Great-Grandpa H passed away yesterday, but Hope is soooo glad that she got to meet him a few times while she was still in the hospital and that they got some good pictures together that she'll be able to look at when she gets older.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Daily Hope: Friday, June 11, 2010

Hope is doing great! Her vent rate was weaned to 31 and she has been doing very good with it. Today Hope, along with Mommy & Daddy and Grandma R., are in Ann Arbor for Hope's final pre-surgery visit. Hope will be meeting with the surgeon for her final consultation before her big day in a few weeks.

As you can see from the picture, Hope is figured out how to grow tall!! She is now 28 1/2 inches tall! Grow Hope Grow!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hope loves to jump

Hope has discovered one of her favorite things to do is jump up and down. It started with one of her therapists helping her to jump while they were sitting on the floor. (Obviously Hope needs a lot of help with this and it basically amounts to lifting her up and bouncing her off of her feet on the floor like she is jumping). She just laughs and smiles ear to ear when she does this. Well, since Hope is over 26 pounds now you can imagine that your arms tire long before Hope does, so Hope now has a doorway jumper to help her with this activity. The first time she tried this out she kind of just hung out not really sure what to do. Yesterday, however, was a different story. Here's a video of Hope in her jumper. She did this for over 45 minutes!! She hasn't quite mastered getting off of the floor yet but she sure is trying!!