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6 months stronger


Dear Evie,
Happy 6 months to my precious girl!  6 months ago, Mommy was both nervous and excited about this day because I knew that by then, you would probably have had open heart surgery. And now look at you--you came through beautifully and you are definitely getting stronger!  When you talk, you let everyone know you have something to say, and when you cry, the walls echo.  But I will gladly lose some hearing if that means that you are stronger and healthier. :)  Daddy thinks you will like art when you are older, because you like to stare at the artwork on every wall.  You love to suck on anything you can get your hands on. You love it when people talk to you, and give the best smiles.




Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you. Keep chugging along, little Evie!  You have already done extraordinary things in the first 6 months of your life! You are 6 months stronger!!





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  1. I love the one with her arm raised-----like she is a winner! And she is!

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  2. Happy half birthday, my little warrior princess!!!!

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