Our sweet Hope is 15 weeks today!! And boy, has a lot changed since last week.
Actually - she seems to have changed overnight!
Last night she went to bed around 6:30... and didn't wake up to eat again until 4am! That was the longest she's ever slept - ever. Then, when I put her back to bed after that feeding... she didn't wake up again until 9:45 this morning.
I figured something was up in that little body of hers that she needed so much rest. And boy, was I right. She woke up for the day a new baby!
Suddenly she seemed "older."
The best news? She's LAUGHING now!! And kicking! And blowing bubbles! And, well... I'll stop going on and let you just watch her in action.
For the last few days I've been obsessed with Hope's eyes.
She loves to look into your eyes... and when she does, she says so much. Gavin was like that, too.
It was sometimes alarming. Like he was communicating with his soul. Which I'm sure he was. I feel this way when I look into Hope's eyes. Her beautiful blue eyes.
I wonder if they will stay blue. Gavin's eyes were blue until he was 4 1/2, when they looked like they were starting to change to shades of brown and hazel.
Gorgeous Brian? He was brown eyed from birth. Lots of dark hair and big, brown eyes.
Brian and Hope continue to adore each other. Hope follows every move he makes with her eyes... and her smile. And it's Brian, still, that gets the biggest smiles and the laughs.
Brian has a new love.
LEGOS!!! I think he has his Daddy's engineering mind - he's so good at building! But I also think he has my creative mind. He has quite a unique imagination! I love to watch him make things and then make up stories about them. Or create buildings or towers out of blocks and then make a whole city around them. He is so much fun.
There are days when I feel like I'm the UN-luckiest woman in the world. But that's not often. I could choose to focus on the bad things that have happened in my life... but I don't. I won't.
And how could I?
I mean that. How could I. Every day I get to look into the eyes of hope.