Monthly Archives: November 2014

5 Months

Happy 5 months, Baby Grey!

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Well, I’ve decided to keep this blog going with monthly updates (or more) of Grey and her progress.   I want this blog to be an encouragement to other preemie families who jump (unwillingly) on the preemie rollercoaster.  Looking back on the older blog posts never fail to encourage me and my hope is that it will encourage others as well as they go through their own journey.

Grey has been doing AMAZING since being home.  We always say “she is the easiest baby as long as she remembers to breathe.” She continues to be on her apnea monitor.  We go on December 8th to see if she can be released from it.  At the beginning she had multiple episodes of bradycardia and apnea, but recently she has been episode free! Praise The Lord. Now our biggest challenge is acid reflux.  This is very common for preemies to have so we have her one special formula to help reduce it.

We honestly can’t believe today marks 5 months!  We are so thankful for all God has done with her life so far.  We praise Him each day for giving us the gift of a child as we know how fragile life is.  Even though Grey is technically 5 months today, she is 2 months corrected.  Her favorite things are bath time, having her diaper changed (so funny to us- she kicks her legs so fast like thank you! thank you!) , and being put in her sleep sack- she is out in 2 seconds!  She is also starting to smile back at us which just warms our heart right up!

As I mentioned before, this journey has brought us many new friendships and support from complete strangers. Now we want to be that support for others as they go through this journey. We personally know a few babies in the NICU.  Please pray for them and their families as they endure the ups and downs of this journey.

The other day we had Grey’s pictures taken so we wanted to share them with you all.  Thanks Kimmy for giving us the gift of photography and capturing these precious moments that we will have forever!

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I want to leave you all with a verse my friend sent to me.  I love it and thought it was so perfect for all preemies! Thanks, Danielle!

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all that we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”  Ephesians 3:20