Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hope "Humming"

The other night Esperanza called to me from the living room, "Mom, Hope is humming!"  When I went in to listen, I was treated to this "cooing concert" which went on for about 15- 20 minutes.   Even in her sleep, Hope makes us all smile.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bright Hope

Here she is, our little Hope Rose, at 15 days of age:

Big Brotherly Love

After some initial shyness upon meeting his new baby sister, Frankie decided a good getting-acquainted method would be to demonstrate his "hokey pokey" moves with his partner, dancing Elmo.  Afterward, he felt a bit more confident approaching Hope (with some guidance from Mom).  Now, he frequently interrupts his play to plant a gentle kiss on little sister's head or cheek, or to request a short stint of holding her.  He seems very smitten with her in his own way.

Hope's First 15 Days

For a peek into life with little Hope Rose, check out the link below.  These photos chronicle her first 15 days in our family, in our lives and in our hearts.  As of today, October 4, she weighs 8 pounds, 5 ounces--a gain of 1 pound and 10 ounces since birth.