One Year, Two Surgeries Later

This was Hope one year ago today:

It was a few minutes before the surgery to repair her cleft lip (the first of two surgeries she’s had in the last year).  The six-week recovery period after the surgery was a bit rough for Hope, The Civee and myself.  And her second surgery wasn’t any easier.  But Hope has come a long way.  Here she is earlier today:

There are two things I should say about this picture. First, it’s really tough to get a good picture of Hope- she’s always moving.  Second, she’s in a big bottle phase right now.  Not milk bottles, but bottles that The Civee or I use.  The other day, she grabbed a hold of a Fresca bottle and would not let go.  However, she did stand still for a few seconds:

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