Happy Sunday, everyone!! Tomorrow I would be 29 weeks! Crazy that Grey is here and we will be celebrating 1 MONTH on Friday! Grey has been a rockstar the past few days and we could not be happier! The doctors and nurses seem to be pleased with her progress! Everyday is a new challenge but so far so good!
As Grey progresses, March of Dimes has a fun way of rewarding her milestones. The above picture is a necklace that has beads for each milestone Grey achieves. She can get more than one bead if she has a procedure done twice. Also, they give her a bead for each week she in the NICU. It’s awesome to see this necklace get bigger and bigger each day she is here. Grey has been dominating each milestone so she already has a lot of beads! Go, GREY! We can’t wait to show her this when she is nice and plump and tell her how awesome she is!
There hasn’t been much change since our last post, but she did stop her steroids yesterday. The true test is to see how she handles breathing without them. Today has been a good day. Our prayer is that she continues doing well without steroids. We are still looking into those BIG beautiful eyes of hers. We actually can’t stop commenting every time she opens them. We are always saying “Oh, Look!! Her eyes are open!” She does this several times a day. Each time is like the first!
We have been hearing so many stories of the army praying for Grey. Just yesterday, a sweet friend of mine said “How could Grey not open her eyes on her own when she has half the world praying for her?” This brings tears to my eyes because of how true it is. I really wish I could hug every single person who thinks and prays for our sweet girl. She needs them and we love knowing people are truly praying. Prayer is powerful and it has become so evident to us through Grey’s life. We know we have a long road ahead and we know there may be valleys in our near future; but even in those times we will say, “It is well,” because we know God is working out His awesome plan. Ultimately, we believe she is God’s child and we are blessed to be the ones He chose to care for and love her.
Thanks so much again for praying with us! We can’t wait to show you her necklace once we are discharged.
One more thing… Dad got to hold Grey today and she made some little squeaks that we had to share!