We’re Back!

So I have REALLY done a bad job with keeping Hannah’s blog updated.  My last post was after Hannah’s finalization and here we are 2 days shy of the 2 year anniversary of her finalization.

So much has happened over the past 2 years.  Hannah had a great first birthday that was all pink and gold down to a princess crown and tutu.  I was able to get some great photos of her at the park and at home for a cake smash session.  Shortly after she turned 1 she got her tonsils and adenoids taken out due to her obstructive sleep apnea.   Starting in January 2018 we were working on Hannah taking all of her formula by bottle to get her off of the feeding tube.  She had to go 3 months without taking anything by feeding tube and her tube was taken out in June.  Her stoma never closed up so they ended up closing it when she had another surgery for sleep apnea.  In October 2018 Hannah got really sick and spent 2 week at Vanderbilt.  She had a small bowel obstruction but they tried to see if it would go away on it’s own for a week and then they finally went in for surgery and it was determined that surgery was the only way to repair the blockage.  I’ve got to tell you this Mama was not a happy camper that her baby had to suffer all of those days being so miserable when they should have done surgery days sooner.  When they went in for surgery they repair an umbilical hernia that she had.  Since then Hannah has been fairly happy and healthy.  Now she is running all over the place and definitely keeping us on our toes.  We have added swimming lessons to her already busy therapy schedule and she seems to be taking to the water very well.

I think that is a pretty big recap of everything in the grand scheme of things.  I’m going to try to start posting regularly again.  Follow us on instagram @nothingdownabouthannah for the most updated information on what Hannah is up to.


Today we celebrated our first Easter as a family of three.  We didn’t do anything from the Easter Bunny since Hannah is only 7 months old, though the Amazon fairy frequents our house.  Maybe next year we will do a small basket for her.  We definitely want to do the cute Easter stuff but also want her to know the true meaning of Easter, that Christ died for us then rose from the grave.

We started the morning going to church, where we got to show Hannah off to a few people that had not yet met her.  We’ve had so many prayer warriors for our adoption and for her health for the past 6 months.  My Mom, aka Zma, bought Hannah a beautiful smocked dress that she wore to church today.

After church we went to see Great Grandma, who enjoys spending as much time with Hannah as possible.  She had a little bunny and a cute card for her.  We surprised her later with some Easter prints so she can show off Hannah at the doctor, pharmacy, hair dresser, and wherever else she goes and talks about our little cutie.

We came home and changed from our dress clothes and enjoyed a little bit of family time just the three of us.  We went over to Grandma’s where Hannah got snuggles from her Great Granny, Aunt, and cousins.  The amount of love they show her is oh so sweet.  Great Granny made her a beautiful blanket that was hand stocked and her cousin made her a bunny.  We watched the older grandkids hunt for eggs.  It’s always a fun time getting all of this part of Allen’s family together.

We took some photos of Hannah on my professional camera and has them printed for all of the Grandmas.  Hannah’s Easter Pics

We tried taking a family photo after church, but Hannah wasn’t having it.

After we got home from seeing family at Grandma’s Hannah and I got some snuggles in where she did some Tummy Time on me.
We hope everyone had a great Easter!