Happy 9 Months!

Wow!  I am seriously so happy I have this blog to look back on and see Grey’s progress.  There are days when I think, “are we getting anywhere?  Is she really getting bigger?  I still feel like I have a newborn!”  Then I look back at her pictures and get so encouraged!   I can’t believe I am even saying this but GREY IS NINE MONTHS!

Again, GOD IS GOOD!  We have made it 9 months with a beautiful and happy baby girl.  Some days I still catch myself waking up and thinking we need to go to the hospital and visit Grey. I’m sure every NICU parent has this same feeling or maybe it’s just me and I have PTSD :).  BUT the reality is,  we have officially been home longer than we stayed in the NICU.  THAT – I count as a milestone!  Praise God!

Overall, Grey is doing extremely well.  She currently weighs 10lbs 3 ounces and is 23.5 inches long.  She is growing stronger and stronger every day.  The most recent update for her is that we just enrolled her into the First Steps program to work on her motor and cognitive skills.  We are excited about this.  I am ready to have this as a resource to get her exactly where she needs to be.  Has any body else used First Steps?  I would love to hear your experience and success stories!

Other than that, there isn’t much to report this month.  We are working on feeding Grey solid foods.  She loves all kinds of fruits and hates peas!  I think that is probably normal for any baby.  Ryan hates his veggies too so she might take after him in that area.  We are also continuing to work on tummy time and sitting up!  She is so fun to watch and each day she makes us laugh at her curiosity and spunky personality!



She may or may not kills us for this picture later in life…


Swinging with her pals… image image


9 thoughts on “Happy 9 Months!

  1. Hi Allie,

    I stumbled across your blog through my friend Carson Lawrence. I just wanted to pass along I was a service coordinator for first steps for two years, I loved my job… even had a few premies on my caseload throughout my time. If you ever have any questions or want an “inside” opinion on services, therapists, etc. feel free to email me! I’m sure your SC and therapists are great!

  2. Hi to Grey and Mommy & Daddy. I was a classmate of your Grandpa Bill. He told us last August at our “Birthday Bash” Party about your birth. I have enjoyed reading about your progress and updates on what you have been doing. You are a beautiful precious baby girl and Im so happy to hear how well you are doing. God is GREAT! God Bless You & your Mommy & Daddy.

  3. Hello,
    I am a classmate of your dad’s. He has shared your journey with us on his FB timeline as well as when we meet for our monthly class breakfast. Many prayers have been sent up for all of your family. What a JOY to see this beautiful little girl grow and progress as she has. We have all been cheering for her. Thank you for sharing your story.
    God is Good! What a sweet smile for you to wake up to each morning!

  4. Grey is a beautiful miracle from God. She looks so happy and blessed. It is so exciting to see pictures of her. I was just saying a pray for her the other day and wondering how she was doing.

  5. She is amazing !!! but a GREAT deal of praise goes to you and Ryan for being her rock,her prayer warriors !! So proud of you both !!❤❤❤

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