8 months!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

8 months ago today I awoke very early.  I was anxious for the nurse to wheel me up to the 6th floor to see Dr. Hennessy.  I had a sneaking suspicion we were getting very close, but assured myself I could keep her put for at least another week.  Instead, we waited and waited for what seemed like forever.  I had been through the routine now for almost a week; breakfast around 6:30 or 7:00, the nurse came around 8, I was taken up to the Perinatologist's office for a non-stress test and ultrasound, talked and updated by the the doctor, and then wheeled back to my room.  Wednesday, January 19, was different...There was no one in front of me, but for whatever reason, we waited.  Looking back now it's another example of what became our "survival verse" during our journey; "Be Still and KNOW that I am God" ~Psalm 46:10.  Finally, around  10:30 or 11:00 a.m., the nurse finally came to get me and there shortly after I heard these words from the doctor that would later deliver Alli,
"It's not good honey. This is the game changer.  If we want to give her a chance, we need to get her now." 
Here is a glimpse of our "chance" over
the past 8 months!   

January 19, 2011
14.8 ounces 

One Month~February 19, 2011
1 lb 9 ounces

Two Months~March 19, 2011
2 lbs 8 ounces

3 months~April 19, 2011
4 lbs 10.6 ounces

4 months~May 19, 2011
5 lbs 12.1 ounces

5 months~June 19, 2011
6 lbs 9 ounces

6 months~July 19, 2011
8 lbs 7.8 ounces

7 months~August 19, 2011
10 lbs 4 ounces

8 months~September 19, 2011
11 lbs 12 ounces

1 comment

  1. I love you all so much! Always an inspiration to me & the most wonderfully dedicated parents to all of the Belin girls! Happy 8mos Alli!!! Love Miss Sherri!


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