Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday My Angel Caleb

We don't have alot of pictures of Caleb which is the one of the biggest regrets of my life...but here he is 4 years ago just after he was born with his daddy's hand. I was high on morphine when these were taken as I had just had the emergency csection where they had to knock me out completely. Caleb was 12.75inches long and weight 1.5lbs. He was very healthy...shortly after these pics were taken we saw him pee which was a great sign. He was a good size for a baby born at 24weeks.
His skin is dark as its very thin at that gestation....but he was beautiful to us. I also regret that my dad and brother never got to see him in person. We had so much hope when he was born and thought he would be one of those miracle baby stories you hear about. He was our little miracle even if he only lived 8 days.
Caleb is the little boy who made us parents. I never realized how instantly one could fall in love until I gave birth to him.
So instead of coordinating a party with a bunch of rambuncious 4 year old boys...and we have several on our block.....Andy, Sarah and I will have our big cupcake and ice cream. We will sing happy birthday to our angel and talk about how he changed our lives.


Kathleen said...

Love you.

Julia said...

Happy 4th birthday, Caleb!

Your whole family is so incredible. You're lucky to be part of them. :)

Hugs to you, Julie!!

Donna said...

All hugs to you. I'm sure your angel is watching you.

Karen said...

What a strong family you have. Thinking of you all with love and prayers. May God comfort you and provide for your every need.