Friday, May 9, 2008

Six months

Somehow, this week, amid my tirade against insurance, I neglected a key piece of news: Hopesy is six months old.

In some ways, it seems like it's gong by quickly. In others, not so much. But our days are significantly richer and more joyous because she's part of them. Hope is doing good things: Grabbing items with both hands, becoming more vigorous about wanting objects (and upset when they're taken away), rolling from her back to stomach, gaining trunk control, eating like a champ and pip-pip-pipping away.

Hope cracked the 7 lb. barrier a few days after her six-month birthday, following the same slow, steady 2 oz. per week weight gain she began in utero. At this rate, she'll be 10 pounds in a year, which puts her smack in the middle of the CdLS growth chart.

The happy, happy Hopey we know and love has returned after a sour turn following the ear-tube surgery. So life is good.


beth said...

Happy six months, Hopesy!

Awesome video!

Jan said...

What a landmark! She is adorable and gets cuter every day. It's wonderful to see her in action with the binkie and reacting to things around her. Wish her a happy half-birthday for us!

Anonymous said...

six months!!! we remember hearing the good news on halloween. happy half-b-day to Hope. her smiles and giggles gave us smiles and giggles too.

Steve and Leslie

Karen said...

Happy six-month-birthday, Hope!

Anonymous said...

Six hugs, twelve kisses, eighteen tummy-tickles, and twenty-four "You are SO cute!"s from Maine to our girl!!! Glad she's back in the pink -- she sure looks great!

Anonymous said...

Wow, six months already! Time flies! Can't wait for our date at the zoo this weekend!
Lots of hugs and kisses-
Uncle Mike and Aunt Jamie

Misty said...

LOVE the video! it is so nice to see hope in action! she is one beautiful little girl! happy 6 months!!

Anonymous said...

Happy "6 month" birthday to our Baby Hope in her birthday suit!
She justs gets cuter every day!

Loved the video.

Hugs and Kisses from:
Grandpa Beef and Grandma Clem