Made of Gray

Wrapping up 2007

201 Days in the NICUHolly D Gray2 Comments

Can you believe it? 2007 is about to be a distant memory and 2008 will be long gone before we know it. Why is that? When your younger time moves slowly and everyone tells you to enjoy it. Now that I'm older, there isn't a second taken for granted. What I would give to be 'bored' for an afternoon. 2007 will be a year our family will never forget and here's why:

Eric & I tried and got pregnant with our first child at the end of January

We went on a wonderful vacation to Florida & North Carolina in May

June, we returned home to find out that our unborn baby would be born with a birth defect, Gastroschisis

June & July we shopped, decorated, educated ourselves, met with doctors & specialists & waited

August 14th, after a routine doctors appointment we were sent to the hospital for bedrest and observation

August 15th, Eric & I welcomed our first born, Caleigh Amelia Gray at an early 28 weeks, 11 weeks to soon

August seems to be a blur.......surgeries, specialists, pumping breastmilk, trying to rationalize how unfair this all was

September came with another surgery, the meaning of patience is finally realized

November, our original due date came and went; we learned about PVL and how uncertain Caleigh's future could be, we educated ourselves

December, another surgery and now we wait.........

2007 was the most invigorating, exciting, scary, sad, emotional, physical & truly the best year of our lives, not to be forgotten.

We welcome 2008 with hope, new beginnings & eventually Caleigh's long awaited homecoming



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