Look at me! I can hold my head up! We thought you'd might like a full body shot of Faith. Yes, her preemie pancake head is getting more pronounced (the flat head is a preemie thing!) but we still think she's a cutie!!! Although Faith is 6.5 months old, her adjusted age as of tomorrow is 3 months. She has come a long way. She holds her head up (it is pretty wobbly and she needs some support sometimes, but she can do it) and she smiles about once a day (although it is usually when she is gassy). We know Faith has been through a lot...and every baby develops on their own timeline but we already see some things about Faith that are red flags. She doesn't seem to interact with people. Despite how she looks like she is looking in pictures, she is yet to make eye contact with humans, or really look at objects. We have also noticed her left eye (the eye they think she is blind) wander more (as you can see in this picture). Nevertheless for a girl that gets poked and prodded everyday she is progressing. Her development is the big reason why we want her home. Although she was only home for 3 days we saw a small change in Faith during those days. In the hospital she just doesn't get the interaction that other babies get at home. We know she will get there. It will just take a little time. She truly is the little engine that could!
Thanks for your prayers!
Brian and Jen