Day at the zoo!

My new favorite picture of Hannah, 5 months old!What a fun afternoon. Big Boy E spent the day (and night – a sleepover!) at his friends house, so Daddy and I took Little Girl A and Hannah to the zoo. The last time we were there, Hannah was still inside my tummy!

It was also another first. We decided to graduate her from sitting in her carseat on the stroller to letting her sit in the stroller. Thank goodness it had a five-point harness because she still can’t sit up on her own.

She LOVED being able to look at everything. It was so awesome! She had no clue what she was looking at, but she was just all smiles and “big eyes” (what she does when something fascinates her). She lasted two hours before she fell asleep.

Hannah's first time sitting like a "big girl" in her stroller!Little Girl A loved it too. Even though it felt weird not having Big Boy E there (it was like a part of us was missing), it was great to see Little Girl A exploring as the ‘oldest’ sibling. She had no one to copy, no one to harrass, and took on this independence like we have never seen before. It was really good for her.

I can’t wait to have more fun days like this (but next time with Big Boy E with us!)


  1. your little Hannah is such a sweet baby girl…
    I hope there are many more days like this one for you to enjoy as a family. Sending you blessings from Germany


  2. I just came to your site through Entrecard. I wanted to leave a comment, though I don’t really know what to say. Your story touches every parent’s deepest fears and my heart goes out to what you are dealing with. I wish you all the best in whatever you have to deal with. Little Hannah is a beautiful baby and she looks so cute sitting up in her stroller. Our thoughts will be with your family.

  3. wow cute smile… where is the mommy smile … 😆 hope you see the panda on that zoo

  4. I love taking the kids to the zoo. Last year we took more pictures of them than we did of the animals!

  5. awww! she’s so cute, i love her smile. looks like she had a lot of fun.

  6. Hannah is beautiful… Perfect days make perfect memories–oh, how I love them 🙂 Glad you had a wonderful day at the zoo!

  7. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever”

    –The Dalai Lama

    I read this whenever I’m stressing myself out. Yes, you have perfect reason, but try to relax while you await the results. I’m hoping for peace for you all…

  8. My heart goes out to you, my prayers are with you.
    I hope you have the answers you need very soon.

  9. Sounds like a fun day for everyone. She’s beautiful.

    I found you from your comments on Twitter Moms. I’ll enjoy reading your posts and will hold my breath along with you. Feel free to come visit and comment on my blog any time.

  10. What a beautiful girl. I have no idea what you must be going through but I am definitely adding Hannah and your entire family to my prayers. And may you find a diagnosis soon!!!