4/1/09 - 9 Months in Review

Before I take you on a journey of the past 9 months, I wanted to tell you how Kayleigh is doing today. If you didn't follow my tweets on Twitter or Facebook the other day, Kayleigh's surgery was cancelled by a last minute belly issue. Her tummy blew up and she was having some serious diarrhea.

Right now, Kayleigh's belly has reduced in size and it is soft. She had a great day today. The doctors are not sure when the surgery will be rescheduled. We have to coordinate between two surgeons as they are doing both the PEG placement and the bilateral hernia repair. They will be doing a biopsy of her intestines at that point too to determine what is going on with Kayleigh's belly problem.

Okay, one of Kayleigh's prayer warriors posted a comment yesterday to post some photos of Kayleigh from each month over the past nine months. So, I thought it would be a good idea to do just that.

I hope you enjoy :)


Weighing only 13 ounces, Kayleigh was less than a week old.


Measuring only 11 inches in her first month of life.


Still a peanut at 2 months old with our favorite outfit on.


3 months and around 2 pounds - 4 ounces


One of my all-time favorite photos at 4 months old.


Night before open heart surgery at 5 months and just over 3 pounds.


An astonishing and quick recovery from heart surgery, but would
soon battle a tough 6th month as she faces death, but lives.


An exciting new year to celebrate in the 7th month.


Kayleigh can breathe better at 8 months with her new trach


Kayleigh's hopes to go home in her 9th month.

If you haven't seen the video, click here "Kayleigh's Video" and you will see the full story with tons of photos. I am actually working on a new video with my photographer who shot at our wedding. It is going to be awesome and I can't wait to share it with you all in the near future. It will include photos of when Kayleigh comes home, so it will have that perfect ending this time.

Thank you all for sharing in this journey with us and thank you so much for all of your prayers.

God Bless,

44 comments:

avbernat said...

This is so beautiful. How a picture can speak a thousand words! I'm looking forward to photos from HOME and for many many years to come.

lots of love little Kayleigh and bountiful prayers for you all!

Analiza

Bobbie Cummings said...

Beautiful.

Bobbie Cummings said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Joanne said...

Thank you for the great photos and a recap of the last 9 months. I have followed your story with amazement at all you have gone through. I pray you dear child will soon be home with you. Thank you for all your updates and may God richly bless you!

Yarnmomma said...

Miss Kayleigh is sooo incredibly beautiful. She is why I know I want to be a nurse..

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing her and both of your lives with each of us.

God is so good.. Miracles are amazing.

Sara Joy said...

Oh my stars, she is the MOST AMAZING little girl! I think of her and pray for her every single day. Thank you for sharing her story with us. Your little miracle has stole my heart. *Big hugs to Kaleigh*

The Nye5 said...

I follow EVERY day.....I love Kayleigh! I watch FB and Twitter.....she is always the highlight of my day, ALWAYS. :) Thank you for putting together the 9 mths in review! Its such an amazing sight to see how she has grown and all that she has accomplished in her short 9 months of life! She is an inspiration to us all - and a true miracle from God. Keep up all the good work Freemans, and thank you for letting me and everyone else share in your journey! I look forward to watching Kayleigh grow in the future! Even moreso, I CANNOT wait to see her homecoming. :)

All our love and prayers,
The Nye5

Trish said...

I can't believe I had almost forgotten how small she was! She looks so much older now, that it's hard to remember when she was that tiny! She's definately the smallest baby with the biggest story! Wow. Early congrats to you for the day you take her home! :)

Lea Ann said...

awwww Adam, Thank you so much for posting those! I am taken every time I see pics of Kayleigh...where she was and where she is now. What an awsome testimony to God's mercy. Thank you and Aimee for allowing the world to share in this journey. Praying for continued health and healing for Miss Kayleigh.

Stephanie said...

It's amazing to look back and see the first pictures among the latest. Kayleigh is truly an inspiration!!!! Sending love to your entire family!

Anonymous said...

Not a perfert ending, but just a brand new beginning with the entire family. Prays and miracles being performed every day. Love and Hugs to Kayleigh.
Tammy

Dawn Massey said...

wow! looking at kayleigh's pictures and her video is such a HUGE testimony to God!! kayleigh is such a strong and such a sweet baby! she has come so far and gotten so much bigger. she is a beauty and what a blessing. i have been touched by her and her story! i have been following your blog for quite sometime (found it via the joye;s!) i have a sweet baby girl just a few months younger than kayleigh...i look forward to seeing our daughters playing together in ekidz one day!!! our family goes to elevation and i hope to run into you sometime! praise God for His work in kayleigh's life and for how He has allowed her to touch so many other people's lives! thank you for sharing on your blog. i have been and will continue to be in prayer for kayleigh and your entire family!!!

Lindsey Barham said...

Freeman's:
I am so releived to hear that Kayleigh is doing better!!! Now I pray that they will hurry up and get the surgeries rescheduled soon so she can break out of there. :) I am just in awe at the photos from month to month. We truely do serve an amazing, gracious Lord. He has truley brought her this far and I can't wait to see what he has in store for the rest of it to come. How amazing this is. I look forward to more amazing updates. Have a terrific day. These pics truely prove waht a fighter Miss Kayleigh is and how SHE WILL GET HOME WITH YOU GUYS!!!

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful. Your family, your story, just beautiful!

Courtney said...

Wow she really has gotten big (well bigger anyway). I am glad she is doing better. She is quite the fighter!!!!

Dawn - Ontario Canada said...

She sure has came a long way!! You guys have an amazing little girl!

Jacqueline said...

Those pictures made me cry a little. Its amazing to see how far she's come. Kayleigh is an amazing little fighter!

Courtney Paris said...

What a beautiful post.

After seeing the picture at the top with her in your 2 hands, I was amazed at how tiny, then I put my own hands out like that. I was even more amazed.

Praise God for the wonderful doctors and nurses that Kayleigh has been blessed with, and for the never-ceasing love of her parents and prayer warriors!

The Carpenters said...

Too cute. What a change she's made! Thanks for the pictures this morning to make us all smile. :)

mlpinky said...

It is truly amazing how far Kayleigh has come. You are holding a miracle. Praying for you...

Love Mlpinky in Canada

Anonymous said...

What an amazing little fighter!! And so beautiful!!!

Charles said...

Wow...what an unbelievable journey! I want you to know that her story has helped me have hope for my son Gage (who you have as a prayer request...we still need them!!)while he is going through a life threatening disease. When he is having bad, scary days, I think of all of the things that Kayleigh has pulled herself out of and it renews my hope and faith. Thank you so much for sharing your story and know that you truly are helping others! Love, Mary

Jenny said...

aww, she has come a long way:) I am glad her belly issue went away.

Melissa said...

In the last picture she looks like Aimee!! She is such a little blessing and I pray for you and your family everyday!!

Mandi said...

She is so beautiful! She looks better and healthyier (sp?) each month. She is going to grow up to be such a heart breaker. What an amazing God we have that allows the Dr's to learn how to treat such a sweet little angel.

Alex said...

My whole family has been praying for you all for some time now. I am so happy that she is looking so grown up and healthy. God is delaying these things for a reason that only he knows and it will happen when he and kayleigh are ready.I don't know if i missed it, but was the fundraiser enough to save the house? Praying and loving you all.

The Baker Family

Robin said...

What a sweet post. It is hard to believe how small she was. That baby girl is so strong and has weathered so much these past 9 months. We are still praying everyday day for here to come home to you guys quickly.

blessings,
the jogensen family

Babs said...

For those of us who came to your story "late"... these pictures are amazing! Praise God she is feeling better today.

Andrea said...

Your story is INSPIRING! [I found your blog through a friend of mine.] We have 2 daughters both of which were born premature due to the same problems you had. Our 1st daughter was born at 30 weeks and our 2nd daughter was born at 28 weeks. Now, they are both growing and healthy. We still experience a few developmental road bumps, but overall, they are doing great! KAYLEIGH is ADORABLE and she is such a fighter! Our prayers are with you.

We have started a non-profit organization in an effort to give back and "pay it forward" from all the help we received. I was wondering if I could include your blogspot link on our page? Please visit: pennies4preemies.blogspot.com. Let me know what you think. Please feel free to email me at: lati97@yahoo.com.

Take care! God Bless!

elteescat said...

The picture of her with her yellow "airtrafic controller" ear muffs was MY all-time favorite!

Mel said...

She is truly beautiful!!! God bless her!

Kristie said...

Kayleigh I can only hope you get to go home soon. Adam and Aimee, hang in there the time will come soon enough. What a miracle Kayleigh is. She has come such a long way. I can't wait to see what GOD has in store for her.

Continuing to pray for her as always~~

Kristie

Patricia said...

Kayleigh Anne...you are a beautiful little Angel! Glad you are getting stronger everyday...GOD has BIG plans for you and your life...HE has already shown all us this to be true..Adam the video WILL be AWESOME..especially the last part...going home to her room! Thanks for the updates...and pics!
Give Kayleigh Anne a kiss..
Have a spctacular GOD filled day!
Patricia

pattisgo said...

She looks amazing. BUT isn't that what angels on earth are suppose to look like??? She has definately left a profound mark on my life.

Erin said...

Your Miracle is absolutely amazing. xoxo

Betsy said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing Kayleigh and yourselves with all of us!

The Bridwells said...

Kayleigh is such an amazing little girl! You know, when she's 18, you guys are gonna look back at this in amazement - and she will be such a warrior for Christ and what he can do with a tiny little girl... if this doesn't make some people wake up to the "preborn" plight, nothing will. Praying for you guys as you battle onward towards home.

AmberW said...

She is so stinkin' beautiful and her journey has been absolutely amazing!! GOD IS GOOD!!!
What a doll, and I am praying with all my might that THIS is the month that your sweet baby girl goes home with you :)
xoxo

Hawkins said...

You don't know me but I feel like I know you. I ran across your blog on the March of Dimes site on Sunday, and I keep getting back on here to see how Kayleigh is doing. I feel like I need to check up on her and I don't even know her. I just want to let you know that people that you don't even know are praying for your little one. She is beautiful and full of strength.

Bonnie said...

Wow those pictures are amazing, she has grown and overcame so much. You have an amazing little girl.

Elkins 5 said...

Do you think we could get some pics of her legs and feet? In the earlier shots you see them and would also show a huge impact on how much she has grown if we could compare that too. Plus baby legs ad footsies are so darn cute! Ya know, when you have time. :)

Hope everyone has a great night.
Susan

Catherine W said...

You have a beautiful daughter. She is amazing. She has fought so hard. I hope and pray that Kayleigh comes home soon.

Love from Catherine & Jessica (born weighing 1lb 7oz and now home!)

AshleyS said...

I found your blog via 5 Minutes for Special Needs and I'm a mother of 24 weeker twins. It's wonderful to see your daughter's progress in pictures! May the Lord bless you and keep you!!

BeeJei said...

Kayleigh is such a fighter! She's always in my prayers, as well the rest of your family. I've found a "new" love for God through Kayleigh and MckMama's little guy Stellan. I follow your blogs faithfully, as well as on Twitter.