As we near Thanksgiving, I can't help but think of the many things we have to be thankful for. Our lives have completely turned upside down in the past eight months, but I wouldn't change a single thing! Jared and I are very lucky to have the resources and family support to be able to give Sophie every tool that she will need to be successful. Some days are tough and challenging, but most days are filled with the wonderful joy that she brings to our lives. Sophie is incredible and continues to amaze me each and every day. I know in my heart that she will grow to be a smart, successful, and beautiful person.
It's hard to believe that my tiny little baby (who weighed less than six pounds at birth) is almost eight months old and has tripled her size! Time goes by way too fast. Sophie is creeping and (army) crawling everywhere, pulling up, and into absolutely everything. She is fascinated by people and the world around her. I can always see the wheels turning in her head and I know that she is taking everything in. She is a super friendly little girl, constantly smiling and laughing. She loves other babies and children and I can tell that she has a very giving spirit because she is always offering other people her favorite thing in the world-her thumb. :)
Below is short video that I shot earlier. I'm 90% certain that Sophie heard me call her name. (I only watched and analyzed it about 100 times!) Still, it gives me hope. These moments are few and far between and hope will make these next few weeks easier to get through!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!