5 Months

Happy 5 months, Baby Grey!


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

8 thoughts on “5 Months

  1. Happy to hear Grey is doing well! My 24 week preemie is 13 months now and still struggles with acid reflux. She is on Previcid and just started feeding therapy because she is having trouble eating baby food. She gags a lot and at one point was throwing up daily, but thankfully the Previcid helped with that. Having a preemie is a journey, a beautiful one though. Congratulations!

  2. Hi Allie and Ryan (and Sweet Grey) – my name is Devon Brooks and my husband (Ben Brooks) went to Taylor and played football with Ryan. I have been regularly reading Grey’s updates, sharing them with our prayer groups and family and praying for Grey and yourselves. Being a mother myself, I can’t express how emotional yet hopeful your story has touched my life. Your faith is truly a wonderful witness to this world. I also wanted to share further hope for you through another friend’s story. I am blessed to be apart of a wonderful MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group and meet a special mama with a similar story. My friend, Kayla, writes about her micropreemie – now thriving 4 year old daughter here: http://kaylaaimee.com/surprising-thing-i-learned-from-having-a-micropreemie/
    I hope you find further hope and even enjoyment in reading her story. Congratulations on Baby Grey! With love and prayers, Devon

  3. Amen.. What a beautiful and wonderful story so Far, Grey is ADORABLE and so so happy to come across this blog and hear that she is doing so well, after being born so small. They say the smaller the package the more precious the stone! Thank you for believing Gods hand is on her life, it’s refreshing to hear of a Love and Faith, in Our Lord, who strengthens us all.. God is Always good and Always finishes a good work he started in us do It would be very very interesting to see what plan and purpose he has for Greys future, she is definitely choosen for HIS Glory!! Lots of Love and Blessings to you all as a family.. thank you for making my day

  4. I am so happy that you are continuing with updates. I enjoy reading how God is blessing you all give credit where credit is due we do all things through Christ

  5. I am so happy to see this post! It indeed will be such an encouragement for so many people. Yours is a story to share! And the pictures are BEAUTIFUL! xoxo

  6. I am so happy to hear all is well since she came home. God is good! When my daughter, Taylor was in the NICU we also kept an online journal and made it into a book when we were done. It is still a tremendous encouragement to look at how far we have come.

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