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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

gingerbread house

We've been busy with medical appts and surgeries and follow ups!.The four kids finally together...

The Good News
1. Hope is doing really well. She's eating and sleeping well.
2. Shes learning new words and signs everyday.
3. She's so happy all the time.
4. Shes the sweetest little girl.
5. She's gained two pounds and grew an inch in one month.

The bad news
1. The surgery to unblock her tear duct didnt we wait for follow up.  It's tearing and gooping less but it is not normal.
2. She and R fight constantly.
3. She is still learning how to play with things and sit for a little bit.  She never sits...

Today, C made a gingerbread house.  Because he doesn't eat food dyes, it was slightly challenging...

Pretty good results, I think...

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!



Sunday, December 11, 2011


Cookie dough $4.00
Cookie decorations $12.00
Making cookies with my boys-priceless

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One month

We've had Hope for one month today!  The last month has been so joyous and difficult!  I am so happy to have this last month under our belt.  I would not want to go back a month and do it all over again.  Hope has come far in many aspects but has some major catching up to do still. 

We found that she has a clogged tear duct so she will need surgery on that.  Her surgery is next Tuesday.  We also met with her cleft team and she will likely have surgery again in late jan/february.

Other than that, we are getting ready for Christmas.  We are so excited for Hope's first Christmas!