Saturday, August 6, 2011

By God's grace

I guest posted this about my Gray on Kinze's blog yesterday but since it is his
birthday TODAY I wanted to
re-post here so that we would have to keep...
Happy - Happy Birthday Grayson I love you!

12 years_ my Grayson will turn 12 today and I am one blessed momma. When Kinze asked if I would tell my Grayson story it was funny to me that I hadn't thought to do it before now_Now is obviously the right time and such an appropriate time _ as we celebrate his 12 years of life.

Life for Grayson started out shaky. All had went well until the 4 month mark. I woke up_went to work_ later used the restroom and found that I was threatening to miscarry. Scared & very shaken I called my doctor and was told to get to his office immediately. After the examination I was told to go home_ put my feet up_ and wait. There was a chance everything would be OK. but there was an even greater chance that I would lose my baby. There was nothing that could be done_ it was the waiting game. I thought for sure I was miscarrying. I didn't think the baby could be OK., with what was happening in my body_ but God knew otherwise_ He had other plans. I prayed so hard the whole weekend_ for Grayson to be_ for everything to be Ok._for God's best in the situation..whatever that might be.
This is when his dad and I knew if this pregnancy made it and turned out to be a baby girl she would be called Grace and if it were a boy_ he would be Grayson Joseph_ taking his dad's middle name.

Monday we went in for the ultrasound and all proved to be fine. But I had so many questions that were running through my mind_ would he be fine?_ would he be whole? was everything truly OK?
Then at 27 weeks I started contractions in my lower back and was admitted into the hospital for a week. I couldn't walk, get up to go to the bathroom, I had to move as little as possible. I was started on meds to stop me from going into full blown labor. My doctor was adamant that we needed a few more weeks before delivery_ tests had shown that my babies lungs weren't fully developed and we needed more time. I was put on steroids to help them develop with the hopes that if delivered before term he would be further along.
From this point I was sent home_ put on bed rest_ and contractions seemed to last all the way until the morning of August 6th _Gray's original due date. I had gone to have lunch with a friend and before we could leave her work my labor started.

Grayson was born at 5:56pm, weighing 9 pounds 6 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. We laugh now (not during delivery so much) because we say he came out of the womb a grown baby. Grayson was born a perfectly healthy_ lungs fully developed_ baby boy_ nothing short of a miracle.

We chose Grayson's name because it would be by God's grace that he be born_ he was_ and it was_ it continues to be by God's grace that any of us are here_ for that I'm so thankful. :)

Heather :)


  1. happy birthday to your miracle boy ... enjoy it!

  2. Wow, what a story! Happy birthday to Grayson! Isn't it amazing how much we go through in order to make sure those little ones are ready to take on the world?!

  3. love this. precious precious story. happy birthday to grayson! and ps...i love that name. so cute!

  4. happy birthday grayson!! :) love this story. xo