Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Half a Year Old!!

Wow...Time flies. It seems like such a short time ago that Rachel was born, and here we are, March 1, and she's already 6 months old. Despite only being 6 months old, her little life has been a full one already with two surgeries and one hospitalization. And now, as we head into her second half of her first year, it'll be even more active with her palate repair on the brink, and just the normal business of being a growing and developing baby.

Rachel has recently started sitting up. I think her big belly helps hold her up.:) She can't get into the postion on her own, but if you place her sitting up, she'll sit up for a while. She's been teething for what seems like months now. She drools something terrible and goes through many bibs in a day and sometimes an outfit or two if the bib is forgotten to be replaced. LOL. She actually had a tooth pop through when she was 3 months old, but it went back up into her gums. Her two front bottom teeth look pretty swollen and look as though they will break through the gum soon.

Looking up into her mouth, her cleft gum has really come together over the last few months. Between her just growing and then maybe even the taping we were doing, and now with being a month post surgery, her separated gum is just about touching one another! Such a dramatic difference from when she was born.

Rachel is such a good baby. We couldn't have been blessed with a better baby. She's happy and pretty smiley. And brings much joy to our life and to our family.