Monday, March 14, 2011

5 Months

Thank you for the awesome tutu!
Scarlett is 5 months old this week!  She is just over 12 pounds and about 23.5 inches.  She smiles a lot and gabs on and on in her own language.  She has discovered toys and likes to bat at things and grab anything she can reach.  We are working on tummy time; she can steady her own head when we hold her upright, and likes to look all around.  She is sleeping well, about 8 hours at night and two long naps during the day.

It has been three months since her tumor was discovered.  We're so proud of her, and so grateful for each day, week and month we have had.  I can't wait to see what the next month brings!

56 comments:

Veronica Martinez said...

She is such a beautiful little girl!

Sami said...

Yay! So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Love from SoCal!

Sylvia said...

Yay!! Happy 5 Months Baby Girl!!! Love that sweet smile!!

Mia said...

I think my boy is one month older exactly--he will be six months on the 16th. I remember reading your first post about the tumor, and I am so thrilled for you guys that she has made such miraculous (literally) progress! Love the picture and you will love the sixth month!!!

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

Beautiful! Happy 5 months!

Jamie said...

What a beautiful little girl, and she makes that tutu look pretty! Good job Scarlet and keep fighting little girl, you have God on your side.

katy said...

The photo just made the biggest smile on my face! She's looking good. Happy 5 months, little butterfly!

Mersida said...

Happy 5 month birthday miss Scarlett! You are too cute for words. Keep fighting. Hugs from PA!

sillykitties said...

Happy 5th Month Scarlett! Don't forget the cake! lol For the first year, we celebrated every month with a small cake for the two of us since we didn't know what each month would hold for us so when a month would go by we celebrated it. We just celebrated her 1st birthday a few weeks ago and she is about to turn 13 months this saturday and we are debating doing the same thing during this year. We will see. I think with each month she turns, celebrate it, even if its just a twinkie with a candle in it, it's still a good milestone and for Scarlett it's a wonderful milestone.

Sammy. said...

aww what a pretty little darling. Love the outfit too. Happy five months to Miss Scarlett!!

Beefer said...

Happy five month, pretty girl!

Connor's Mommy said...

What a sweetie! What a beautiful smile!

Anonymous said...

This picture just melts my heart. The word 'adorable' does not even begin to cover it!

Happy 5 months, Scarlett! :)

With much love,

Your friend, Jack (7 months old)

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! She is truly a marvel and inspiration. Can't wait to see the 6 month pictures (and 7 and 8 and...) :)

SherylBird said...

Beautiful picture - look how happy she is! :)
Happy 5 months!!

Jen D said...

Happy, happy 5 months!

Molly (from BBC March 2010) said...

She is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Scarlett! We are still praying for you here in South Dakota! Stay strong, little butterfly!

Anonymous said...

It's so wonderful to hear/read that, since all you've been through, you get to LOOK FORWARD to the next month! Scarlett is such a strong baby girl, and with every day, week, and month that passes, she will continue to amaze everyone. Happy 5 month birthday Scarlett!!!!!

Kelli B. (BBC March 2010) said...

Thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL baby girl with us.... Happy 5 Months Scarlett.... Here is to hundreds of more months!!!! Big Hugs from Colorado....

Andrea said...

Happy 5mths. I think of you and your family often! Sending lots of prayers and hugs!! What a strong baby girl and family!! Lots of hugs from Oregon.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Scarlett!!! You are beautiful!

Brandi said...

She is just so adorable! I love her smile. :)

Abigail Porter said...

Happy birthday, Scarlett! You are my hero!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 months Butterfly, you are truly beautiful inside & out. This picture has made me smile. I continue to pray for her miraculous healing that only GOd can provide. Your family is awesome & I love each update. Sending love, hugs & prayers from Alabama! Jennifer Sargent

Anonymous said...

She is gorgeous! God is great! Keep the faith! Still praying for your sweet girl. Love Darla in Modesto

Kimberly said...

I'm so happy that she is progressing the way that she is. I hope she can have many many more good days than rough days. Love, thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Osai said...

What a beautiful picture! Scarlett is an amazingly strong little girl. We are so thankful for the months God has already put her here and the many more months too. Come We love seeing her pictures.

Kelly from Cleveland, OH said...

Happy 5 months, Butterfly! What a happy little girl! It sounds like she is doing very well regarding milestones, too. Wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 months sweet baby girl!!! Scarlett looks so adorable in her pics!!! Brings tears to my eyes. She is progressing wonderfully! Scarlett could teach my 6 month old son a thing or two on taking 2 long naps during the day. You guys are amazing. You are always on our minds. Sending love and prayers from The Cozza's in CT!

crystal said...

Happy 5 months Scarlett!! You are such a pretty little girl.

Chrissie said...

So incredible - what a fighter!

God has amazing things planned for her!

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 months Scarlett! I've been following your amazing journey from the beginning! I'm so proud of your strengh! Keep going and giving us that beautiful smile!

Paula said...

Such a gorgeous smile!!! She's the most beautiful Butterfly! So brave!Much love, xoxo

Jamilie said...

Happy 5 month baby girl!!! You are my hero!

Valerie said...

Hooray for the fab 5!!!!!! I admire you all and have started following your story religiously!!! What an inspiration you are to me! My DD doesn't have the problems you do, but reading your story makes me grateful and thankful for each and every day I have with her!! I can't believe Scarlett is almost heavier than my almost 7 month old!!! She's only 12.5 pounds at 6.5 months!!

April said...

Yay for Scarlett! She looks absolutely beautiful! She looks like a healthy, joyful baby. You and your husband deserve so much credit for her being that way.

B said...

What a star! What great charm she has (I think she loves the camera!) Cute tutu!

Tiffany said...

Happy five months sweet little girl! She is beautiful and I am so happy to read how well she is progressing.Good job getting her to sleep, my son didn't sleep all night till after one year!

Anonymous said...

So Precious!! I pray daily for Scarlett and you all as well...

keri

Amy Biagini said...

She looks so cute and chubby, I continue to think of her daily (and check the blog for updates)

Rebecca said...

Happy 5 months beautiful girl!!! My little one turns 4 months today and I keep her updated on Scarlet's progress, we're both excited each time you post pictures!

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 months beautiful, happy little Scarlett!! <3

Heather and Lindsey
BBC July 2010

Maddy said...

She looks so beautiful! Glad she's so happy!

Alena said...

Happy 5 months Scarlett. She looks adorable in the tutu.

Janet said...

I actually teared up at how beautiful your daughter is. That smile is amazing!

Anonymous said...

She is so pretty! I may not always post, but I check for updates all the time and it makes me so happy to see your girl so happy!

Anonymous said...

I just love, love, love this picture! It is gorgeous! She looks so happy and her smile just melts my heart!

Keep up the good work mom and dad! :)

crystal said...

Praise God!!! I just read your story. It's great to know that we serve such a wonderful and loving God. He is still performing miracles each and every day. I am praying for your family. I am praying that God gives you the strength that you need to be strong for your little Angel. God Bless!!!

weez said...

HAPPY 5 MONTH BIRTHDAY Scarlett!!from Malli-bill who is also 5 months today xxx

Anonymous said...

What an amazing beautiful little girl!!!! Great job Scarlett and mommy and daddy :)!!!

Misty said...

Super cute!

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 months Scarlett! You are such a special girl and will always hold a special place in our heart! Hug to you and your parents!

Cait said...

Love from Indy! Constant prayers and congrats on the milestone. She's beautiful!

jesshaydel said...

I am new to your blog, but it is an inspiration to me. Youre family has amazing love and strength that helps pull you through the touch times.
Your daughter is as well extrememly beautiful.
I believe God saw you two as angels and wanted to give you one of his gifts because he knew how well youd take care of her.
My daughter was just recetly diagnosed with WS, which is not the same but as well it is a struggle every day. Anything small is a major accomplishment. I will continue to pray for healing and peace for you and your family.