Hope: 3 months

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hope is a quarter of a year old already! She's had a BIG month. She celebrated her first St. Patrick's Day and her first Easter; earned her "wings" by flying for the first time (and did great!), and took her first trip to my hometown of Okeechobee, FL where she met her great-grandpa Red and lots of other family members! She her tenotomy surgery for her foot and handled it like a champ, opened up a savings account, and found her thumb which has replaced her pacifier most of the time. Hope started sleeping though the night regularly about two weeks ago (hallelujah!) and is still following a good routine, though naps are not as attractive to her as they once were. She has fallen out of love with the Mamaroo but the Rock and Play continues to satisfy; she despises being bottle fed and made to burp! She's grown out of newborn clothes but most 3 month clothes are still a little big on her petite frame. She coos and oohs and ahhs at us all the time, and makes our hearts swell with all the smiling she does! She is so much fun. Happy 3 months, Hope Annette! 

First St. Pat's!

We love playing dress up at home and staging photo shoots (or maybe that's just mom!)

Hope was so brave for her tenotomy for her club foot! She did so great with fasting beforehand, dealing anesthesia and recovery. It was a very long night spent in the hospital afterward but she did so, so well!

Hope had her first Easter! Love dressing this baby up! 

Easter morning - not impressed with what the Easter bunny brought...

Bonnet baby! 

She discovered her thumb, minimizing the need for her Wubanub at bedtime!

Baby girl had her first flying experience! She barely made a peep the whole time - we were very proud and extremely relieved! 

She took her first trip to my hometown and got to meet my grandpa. Here's 4 generations! 
And no trip to Okeechobee is complete without a family gathering and a stop at the family farm office! 

We were honored to share Hope's story at the Okeechobee Pregnancy Center's fundraiser. So grateful we chose life for this little miracle baby! 

She loves to "talk" to me when she's on the changing table! 

This past week, she got her last cast (hopefully last one ever!) off and got her boots and bar (BNB) on. From here, she will wear her BNB for 23 hours a day for 3 months, then will go to just naps and nighttime. So proud of this brave, string little girl! 

Month by month! 

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