Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Been awhile

I know it's been awhile, so I'm not sure anyone even reads this anymore. But in case you do, here's the scoop.

Hope is getting mobile. She rolls both ways now and can make her way most of the way across the room. She pushes up on her elbows and reaches for things. She claps her hands. She continues to be very good-natured. She is up to almost 15 lbs.

However, we had a recent scare. Her head size jumped from 5th percentile to almost 50th over a few weeks. We had a head ultrasound to check for hydrocephalus. Thankfully she came back in the normal range and the pediatrician is not worried. She just has a big nugget.

Today was her eye appointment up in Spokane. I have to say that I'm a bit surprised by the outcome. We've known all along that she would probably be one of those little kids with glasses, but I really haven't observed any issues. She responds when you smile at her, whether you're up close or across the room. She tracks objects and turns when she hears sounds. Nevertheless, the doc said she'll probably be needing glasses in the next 3-6 months. Not what we hoped, but not too bad considering some of the other worries we've had along the way.

I'll try to post more current pics soon.


  1. Oh yes Amy! At least one of us out here is still checking the blog. I know you are really busy with that family of yours, but do appreciate it when you put up the latest on Hope. I was just thinking the other day that she is nearing that first birthday mark soon. I don't recall what her birthdate actually is, so perhaps the next time you post, you can remind us.
    The main reason I looked on the blog spot tonight was to wish Mike a very happy Father's Day. I'm sure this one is going to be a bit more relaxing for him than the one last year was. I know at this time last year, the two of you were already dealing with the issues of Hope's birth and that it couldn't have been a very easy time.
    So happy to be seeing the progress she's making, and I know that even with the little problems that she will have in life, she's still a miracle girl and will bring you a lot of joy. Can't wait to see what God has in store for her and for your family through her life.
    So... having said all of that Happy, Happy Father's Day Mike! Enjoy it!

  2. Thanks so much! We always appreciate your sweet comments.

  3. Not sure if you remember me, but I am a nurse at MFM. I have been reading your blog from the beginning and really enjoy seeing new updates about Hope and your family! She is a strong and beautiful little girl! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

  4. Thanks, Andrea. And yes, I remember you. Hopefully we'll bring Hope in before too long and you can meet her in person.

  5. Thank you Lord for all the miracles you have done in Hopes life. We enjoy reading the progress and seeing pictures of Hope.
    Praising Him all the way.
    Mary & Dan

  6. Thanks so much for posting .... we still check every couple of weeks to see how Hope and family are doing and really enjoy the updates! Hope is such a beautiful girl!!! I bet the siblings (and mom & dad) are just loving her all over...