Before you were born....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” ~Jeremiah 1:5

 I have a thousand ultrasound pictures of Alli from 20-27 weeks gestation, but I love this one the most.  She was 17 weeks and we were completely oblivious to her future.  It's also the last ultrasound picture where she looks peaceful and not squished.

The day after Alli was born I launched this blog.  I did a real great job at keeping it up, huh? I was in a complete fog and simply delusional to think that I could maintain her story.  I'm sad that I couldn't, but I am thankful there was Facebook.  In an effort to never lose those moments, I'm re-posting my status updates from the days before her birth.  

January 4, 2011
Dear friends! We humbly ask for your prayers for our family and our sweet baby Allison Grace. 1-11-11, one week from today, is my next growth ultrasound! PLEASE specifically pray for an increase in fluid, a placenta that functions normally, perfectly healthy functioning kidneys, MIRACULOUS growth for our baby, an unbelievable healthy and whole baby girl! He is able! We love and thank you!! 

January 11, 2011
Today's the day....10 am... believing for great news with our precious baby!! Pray!! 

January 11, 2011
Ok positive news first: Alli has grown 3 ozs, which is not much(she's now 13 oz), but it is growth so that's positive!! I have been admitted for monitoring. I'm currently awaiting my first steroid shot, my blood pressure is creeping up, and I still have very little fluid. Please, please pray for time and growth!! 

January 12, 2011
Just finished my non stress test and Dr. Howard said, "she looks like some kind of happy!! She sure is little, but sure is fiesty!!!" Amen and amen!!! 

January 12, 2011
Thank you Brandi and Crystal for the visit, laughs, talk, tears, and prayers!! We have hands down the best church family doubts!! Thanks to all who have visited, called, texted, sent messages, food, offered to watch our girls, and those we know who are silently standing in the gap!! 

January 13, 2011
All vitals, tests, and Alli's non-stress look good so after a tour of the NICU we're going home and loving on our sweet baby girls!!!!!! 

January 17, 2011
Back to the DR this morning...packed the bags just in case. I'd hate to be without all my products again...even if only for a few hours! still praying, but also SO thankful to Jesus we've come this far...27 wks TODAY, just 3 weeks ago, they said we'd never make it!! 

January 17, 2011
Alli update: DR's amazed she's still looking so good despite all the odds against her. Their goal is to get her to 28 wks or 1 lb, whichever comes first...I'll go back in on Thursday and more than likely be admitted for continuous monitoring until they see any distress or it's go time. Feeling like we're playing Russian Roulette....Please pray for time and MAJOR growth!!!! 

January 17, 2011
PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!! We're going back to hospital.... 

January 18, 2011
Locked up for good...will probably deliver Alli next Monday at 28 wks. Miraculous growth and favor until Jesus name!! 

January 19, 2011
The game changer (although I'm confident this is not a fun game) just came. We will be either delivering Alli in a few short hours or first thing in the morning. The absent end diastolic flow reversed today. She was just weighed and is still estimated to weigh 13 ozs. Please pray for our sweet baby and the dr's who will be working with Jesus name!!!!

January 19, 2011
Going back at 3:30 to deliver our precious Allison Grace. Please pray for healthy life for her and for the doctors and nurses as they care for our baby girl!   

"You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples." ~Psalm 77:14

January 19, 2011
Allison Grace Belin was born at 4:03 pm weighing 14.8 ozs!!! She cried, kicked, and waved her arms. She was easily intubated and is being cared for by the nurses and doctors. We get to see her around 8. To God be the Glory for this precious life!!  

Prayers and well wishes by the thousands, Alli.  You have and will only continue to shake the nations for His glory.  You and your sisters!  
I just know it.


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