Day 27: Happy 1 month, Baby Grey

In a few short hours our girl will be one month old!  I can’t even really wrap my mind around this.  How did the weeks go by so fast?  So much has happened in the last four weeks that have rocked me spiritually, emotionally and physically.  Each day seems to come and go, and each day our little warrior princess keeps fighting.

A month ago my faith wasn’t as strong as it is now.  I now know what it feels like to love a child and love her unconditionally. I’m still learning about Grey and getting to know who she is, but I love her and these past four weeks have shown me what love truly means as a mother.  I’m so thankful God chose me to be Grey’s mom.  It’s not exactly the way I would have planned my baby’s first month of life to be like, but I know God is in complete control and using this to glorify Him.

Each week brought it’s own challenges and tears.  Each week we asked you all to pray with us to get Grey past yet another hurdle.  Thankfully, each week Grey was able to overcome the challenge and bring on a new.  It’s amazing to see how much she has changed over the past four weeks.  God continues to protect her each week and use her exactly as He has planned.

Grey continues to improve and gain weight.  Actually, some of the nurses have nicknamed her “big mama,” which is hilarious.  All of her lab work came back normal yesterday and the doctor was impressed with how quickly she improved.  She started feeds again today with regular breast milk and they will slowly reintroduce more protein and calories over time.

Also, we forgot to mention earlier in the week that all of Grey’s genetic testing came back normal.  Yet again another praise to add to the list!  We are so thankful that list keeps getting longer and longer.

I’m thankful that she is here four weeks later.  I’m thankful for all of you who have prayed and supported us through meals, coffee, laughs, hugs, tears, presents, walks, emails and the list could go on and on.  It’s been so  amazing to have this support and know people truly care about us.

So, here’s to our girl and the progress she has made!  Happy 1 month, Baby Grey! We love you! Thanks be to God!

1 month old
One month’s time…

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Day 27: Happy 1 month, Baby Grey

  1. Praise be to God!!! Somehow came across you blog and I am so glad! Will be praying for all of you and can’t wait to see baby Grey do big things! My little girls was born May 9th, although only 3 weeks early we discovered that she had stopped growing at 34 weeks. She was not alive when she was born but right there in front of our eyes, God breathed life into my girl! She spent a whopping 8 days in the NICU and is now home and thriving. I pray for baby Grey to have a fantastic outcome, for patience and wisdom for the doctors caring for her, and for you, to know that He’s got this!

  2. Praising God for you, how He is growing you through this journey, for Ryan and what an amazing papa he is, for an incredible staff, the continued protection of sweet baby Grey, and for your big mama Grey! What a joyful day! We are celebrating with you!

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