Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 Months

It is so hard to believe that Hope is 2 months old today.  She is such a fighter and has seen so many miracles and answered prayers so far in her life and we pray that she will experience many more miracles and answered prayers in her lifetime.  I spend a lot of time reflecting back to times when I was so scared, both before she was born and when she was at Akron Children's Hospital.  I feel like God wanted so badly to show me and make me believe in His power that he answered our prayers and provided miracles galore!

Hope basically hangs out all day either in her swing or bouncer.  There are times when she spends time laying around with Jerry and Paul, but she also has to get in her tummy time every day.  I was surprised when the therapist came over and told me that she needed to get in tummy time.  I just never realized how 'normal' she was because of all she has been through.

On a kind of sad note, we had to change Jerry's birthday party from this weekend to next.  Too many people were sick this weekend and I would feel horrible for him if no one was here for his party.  We are hoping that everyone is feeling better next week so we can have a nice birthday celebration (very late) for Jerry.

I hope this blog finds everybody well...I know the flu is going around and I am hoping it doesn't make it to anyone's house that we know.  This year's flu is really bad and I don't want to think about anyone I know catching it and having to suffer through it this year.


  1. I found your blog through Miracle Mason's blog. We know what it is like to find out during your pregnancy that things are not normal. Our third daughter was stillborn and our fourth daughter has severe heart problems. Keep your head up and know that we are praying for all these heart babies.

    Becca, mom to Ellie

  2. Happy birthday to Hope!! 2 months, how fast it seems for me but for you I sure that might be different. Anyhow, I am so happy she continues to grow and she keeps getting stronger everyday. I am so proud of her too! I hope you are able to have Jerry's birthday party next weekend. The flu is bad and we are all trying to stay of that. Take care and give the birthday girl a hug for me!

  3. I will deliver our third baby on December 1st; s/he has HLHS, and since finding Hope's blog I have felt very energized and optimistic. I get so excited when you post updates; even my husband asks after Hope, and it is amazing to see her doing so well.

  4. Thanks fo keeping us updated with Hope's progress. I can't beleive she is 2 months already. This week is crucial for our little Travis. His surgery is planned for friday as long as all his tests come back good. Thank you so much for continuing to support us.

    Take Care
    Roger and Nicole

  5. Happy birthday Ms. Hope! I'm a little late saying it, but I was down with the flu. My apologies. Hope you're enjoying being home!