Introducing Caleb Michael!

I will do a longer post about my birth story later, but I wanted to share the good news!

Here he is:

Caleb Michael, born July 19, 2010

Born at 5:30pm after almost 37 hours of labor he weighed 5lb 120z and is 17 1/4 inches long. We are quite in love with our blonde baby burrito!

Also wanted to put a prayer request out there for Caleb. Nothing terrible or life altering by any means, but he is in the NICU right now instead of in the room with me. He took a bit of convincing to breathe and cry immediately after birth and overall since he’s a small fry, birth was a bit more traumatic than it would be for a larger baby. His breathing is very quick which makes it hard for him to feed, so he has an IV (in his sweet lil head which makes momma want to cry!) and a feeding tube. I tried to breastfeed him and also to formula feed him, but poor guy was so stressed and fussy from low blood sugar and birth itself that he wasn’t interested. Thankfully they will add whatever I pump to his tube so he is getting his fair share of liquid gold. At any rate, his breathing is still very fast so he’ll remain in the NICU for now, but it also sounds like he may not be ready to go home with us tomorrow afternoon. This really breaks our hearts of course, to think of going home without baby, but even more to see him so labored in breathing and with tubes all over his tiny body. We are able to touch him, but until he gets moved from the transitional portion of the NICU we don’t get to hold him. I’m hoping by this evening we’ll be able to again. I haven’t held him since he was about an hour old! If y’all would pray that his breathing would even out quickly so he can get out of the NICU and home to us, that would be WONDERFUL! He is perfectly healthy in every way, he just had a really rough start yesterday. More to come later including awesome photos which are currently on the camera…so enjoy your iPhone version.

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5 responses to “Introducing Caleb Michael!

  1. Brittany

    We are praying girl! He is darling and I can’t wait for you guys to be home as a
    family! Keep up the good work with that liquid gold! I hear you have been quite the amazing woman through all this – looking forward to hearing the whole story!!!!! Loves
    to you and sweet little Caleb!

  2. Praying for baby Caleb and for you! You must be very stressed seeing him like this, but he looks like he is being well cared-for. Kudos to you for pumping! Breast milk is fantastic for any baby, but the benefits for babies in the NICU are immeasurable. 🙂

  3. God bless your little family, Barbie! I will continue to keep you, Zach and Caleb in my prayers.

  4. Randy & Karen Godeau

    Beautiful – simply beautiful. Heaven & earth are rejoicing in this beautiful new life! Caleb and all of you are in our prayers. Congratulations!
    Love,
    Randy & Karen

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