To look at Hailey now, no one could ever guess that she has been through more in her short 6 months than her entire family have in their lives. She had a little of a bumpy start in life and she is going to have more obstacles than the boys have so far but she has proven she is one tough cookie! She's a fighter with a sudden diva attitude. Hailey is thriving beyond my expectations! It has been amazing to see how much she has improved since her open heart surgery (I still get a lump in my throat saying those words...open heart surgery). We started baby food this week. She seems to like the taste but we have to work on getting her to keep the food in her mouth. She wants to just stick her tongue out. She'll get there, just like she has everything else. She loves to be talked to and we are working on sitting.
I thank God every day for the blessings he has given us. Hailey has opened my eyes to a world I never knew, concerns I never thought of, and understanding that there is much more to everyone than what we see on the outside. Those dimples and laugh could melt an iceberg!
Happy 6 months my sweet peanut!
Here are a couple of pics of Hailey meeting her latest development milestone. It looks sort of painful to us :-)