Hope got off the ventilator today. Yippee! She seemed pretty happy to have that thing out of her throat. Can't say I blame her. She was awake for much of the afternoon. It was so cool. I was really having fun watching her. She would be looking at me and then her eyes would cross and she would be making spit bubbles. It was kind of funny. She is pretty amazing. She still only weighs 1/3 what Nate weighed when he was born, yet she's 2.5 months old. She is staying alert for pretty long stretches (an hour), but she is so quiet. She does occasionally cry (it comes out as a squeek), but not like a normal newborn. She's pretty cool.