Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Half a Year of Hope

I am writing this post with great joy and yet a little sadness. WOW! Time flies. Our sweet Hope Amelia is 6 months old today! I am so excited to see her grow and thrive and yet a little sad to see her baby days coming to an end.

Here is a little bit about what she is doing these days:

Hope is:
up to 14 pounds 2 ounces

25 1/2 inches (she grew TWO inches since her four month check up)

still exclusively breastfed (though we are supposed to start some food tonight. I am having a super hard time with this for some reason. I know I can't breastfeed forever, but I am just not ready for her to grow up yet) Still will NOT take a bottle.

in love with her mommy and prefers to spend ALL her waking hours in mommy's arms

loves when Daddy rocks her to sleep. We think she must feel safe in his big arms. She sleeps best for him.

laughs hysterically at her brothers. She just thinks they are the best. She loves when they are around.

still has NOT had any issues with her EB aside from the fact that she scratches herself easily.

loves to smile and interact with EVERYONE (as long as Mommy is holding her)

is enamored with the Christmas Tree.

is chewing on and drooling on EVERYTHING she gets her hands on.

loves all toys that make a crinkly noise.

has started RIPPING the bows and hats off her head!

is sporting her UNC shirt today because she loves her daddy and he loves UNC! :) He puts up with a LOT of bows and frills so it was the least we could do!

Well we are off to go make her half year birthday cake (I know she can't eat it, but any excuse to eat cake is good right?!)

Thank you all for your continued prayers for our family!


Anonymous said...

HAPPY 6 MONTHS HOPE!!! UNC tarheels rule!!!

Ellen said...

Happy 6 month Birthday Hope!!!
My how time flies!! She is getting so big!! They really do grow up too fast!!

MomMom said...

Kristy, Hope is precious as are your boys--all 4 of them. I read your blog all the time--not sure I've ever left a comment. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Linda

Stephanie said...

Happy 6 months Hope!! You're the prettiest, pinkest, baby girl ever!
God Bless!

Rebecca said...

Happy 6 months Hope!

You are a blessing to your family and all those that Mommy shares you with!

Mommato4miracles said...

Wow time flies! And what a little beauty she is! It is hard to see those baby days go flying by:-)

Devin said...

She is so sweet Kristy...and is it me, or does everyone tell you she looks a lot like Ben?

Happy 6 months, baby girl!

Parker's Mommy said...

Hope is just precious. Happy 6th month birthday, Hope!

Erika said...

wow, already?! where does the time go? she is GORGEOUS!!! blythe still won't sleep in her crib either- she is a fan of falling asleep being held. can't say that i mind it too terribly much. i would do anything to hold our vivian and annemarie- so holding blythe is something i never ever take for granted. i know you get that. :-) (((hugs)))

Mary said...

She's just beautiful...I am so happy for you! mary

Mary said...

She's just beautiful...I am so happy for you! mary

inadvertent farmer said...

What a sweet little one! I also have a daughter Hope...she and her id twin sister are waiting for me in Heaven. I can't wait to see them!

I have been reading through your blog, heart wrenching and inspiring, thanks, Kim