Happy 11 Months!

Eleven months has flown by!  I sometimes catch myself driving thinking we are going to the hospital to visit Grey, when in reality she is in the back seat  blabbering away.   Wow!  Praise The Lord for this blessing.  I love that we are here.  I love that she is healthy.  I love that we can celebrate her being one next month!  She truly is a miracle and I hope I NEVER get tired of telling her story.

We have been so busy the past couple of months!  Grey traveled with us to Colorado to celebrate Ryan turning the big 3-0!  Boy were we nervous!  I’m sure people thought we were absolutely NUTS as Ryan was disinfecting the plane and I, “the crazy mom” with the blanket over her child’s head, avoided eye contact with everyone.  Do what you gotta do.  Thankfully through lots and lots of prayer we had a wonderful trip and no one got sick.


After our trip to Colorado, we were off to Mexico to celebrate Ryan’s hard work at Baxter.  It was a lot of fun.  After the year we had it was much needed.  A little R&R, with just the two of us, was a perfect way for us to reflect on the year.   We were able to face time with Grey every day so that helped us not miss her too much.

Grey has been progressing great developmentally.  She continues to gain weight slowly but surely.  She currently weighs 11 lbs 7 ounces and she is 25 inches long.  Everyone comments on how long she is.  I guess she gets that from me!  She has also been doing great working on the exercises from First Steps.  She is now able to sit up!  It is my favorite skill so far!  We are now working on eating better and crawling.  Hopefully we can conquer those two things in a few short months.

Next month is the BIG BIRTHDAY month!  I literally tear up every time I think about it.  Even though this is such a joyous moment – it also comes with a lot of pain.  I’m not sure I’m ready to even relive that moment.  I know with the smiles there will be tears (more from me) but my focus will be mainly on where we are now and how thankful we are!  Stay tuned for next month as it will be one of the BEST days of our lives celebrating our sweet girl and the MOUNTAINS she has climbed.




3 thoughts on “Happy 11 Months!

  1. Praise the Lord! What a wonderful report. She is adorable and looks so happy. She is showing her love that she gets from her family. I am so thankful ypu posted this. I was just thinking and saying a prayer for her the other day Please keep her postings updated. I am anxious to hear about her birthday next month.

  2. Allie and Ryan,
    I am so happy to hear that Grey is growing by leaps and bounds both physically and developmentally. As the mom of a preemie, I can empathize with remembering my child’s birthday in a bittersweet way. For this reason, we celebrate both Taylor’s birthday and her “gotcha day” which is the day she came home, and it helps us all remember what we still regard as the happiest day of our lives. Our family’s prayer continue to be with you all.

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