Dear Alli,

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Alli,
You did it baby girl! You beat the odds, with the big help of an amazing God and a pretty stinkin' awesome team of people He put in your path, you made it to a year! Doctors basically gave up on you while you were in my belly and they gave you less than a 5% chance of survival at birth, but you made it! I will never, ever forget the day you were born. Amongst the chaos and whirlwind of your inevitable early birth that day, came a calm that God could have only placed over us. 

Do you know how many times we were told you would die that day?  I don’t even have a clue, but I do remember the presence of God being so real to me in those moments, more than ever, allowing me to simply smile and say, “I have three beautiful daughters. We have a long road ahead of us, but she’ll be fine.”  I know there were a few individuals who clearly expected me to be committed afterwards. 

Did you know you cried and moved at birth?  This was something we were prepared wouldn’t happen baby girl and they told me you sounded like a kitten.  You fought them from the beginning.  We were prepared for a lot and you exceeded those expectations so I’m not sure why we thought anything different. 

Did you know that the operating room cheered when your weight was announced?  Just the sheer idea that you had weight in this world was like confirmation to us all that you would be fine. 

Alli, I’m so proud of you.  You are so strong and simply amazing!  I’m honored to be your Mother and be on this journey with you.  God has much bigger plans for you baby girl than we could ever imagine.

Don’t ever forget where you started and how big you really are! 
            I love you to the Heavens and back!

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

9 months~October 19, 2011
12 lbs 6 ounces

10 months~November 19, 2011
13 lbs 5 ounces

11 months~December 19, 2011
14 lbs 7 oz

12 months~January 19, 2012
16 lbs 1 oz
Happy Birthday!!!!


  1. I just recently found your blog....I love seeing the month to month photos. She has come so far. Happy birthday!

    1. Hi Marcie! Thank you for the kind comments!

  2. So glad I finally saw your blog! Wonderful post. Loved seeing pics of her amazing growth!

    1. Thank you Jessi! Your little man has been an inspiration for us for some time now!! Blessings to you and your family!


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