Monday, January 30, 2012

Where has the time gone?

Today, Miss Harper Alice Bohacek, you are 5 months old. You have given your daddy and I five months of pure joy, celebration, worry, but mostly love.

I can say that we have witnessed and you have survived a medical miracle. Any doctor who is able to repair the holes in my precious baby girls heart is a miracle worker. You not only survived but you are thriving, kicking butt and taking names. 

We have bows!

At 5 months old you are: 

* wearing 3 month clothes
* wearing size 1 diapers
* smiling all the time (except for pictures)
* trying to hold your own bottle
* almost rolling over
* last week you were 9 lbs 14 ounces...I'm sure now you are over 10 lbs
* love to play with the links/rings
* obsessed with your mobile
*going to be at 9 and wake up at 3 for a bottle then sleep again until 6:30-7:00
*drinking 2-5 1/2 ounces a feeding

You always wake up with a smile on your face. Either from a 30 minute cat nap or a 6 hour night time sleep you wake up one happy baby. 

You have lots of friends already!

Sully seems pretty smitten

You have Emersyn wrapped around your finger

You are a cougar

You may be little but you are acting like a big girl. 

Exersaucer is eating you up!

My goal for you and for myself is to help show other mommy's and daddy's that Down syndrome is not  a death sentence. If you are reading this and your child has recently been diagnosed with Ds-WELCOME and feel free to send me an email. I hope you are out there and reading our happy journey.

Our family is happy (except when the dog is chasing the cat and mommy is chasing the dog and daddy is sitting on the couch laughing) and normal. You are happy and normal. And that's the way we will raise you. 

You are special but not only because you have an extra chromosome that gives you designer genes-but because you are Harper Alice-a beautiful bouncing baby girl.


Holly. said...

LOVE this post! Happy 5 months Harper!!!

Heidi Ehle said...

Happy 5 month birthday Harper! :)

The Holt's said...

Happy 5 months Harper!! It goes by way too fast.