Monday, April 11, 2011

Caleb and beyond

40 weeks 4 days
39 weeks 3 days
38 weeks 5 days

And here is Mr. Caleb Ian. He was born February 21st (Yep at 41 weeks) at 10:51 pm. He weighed 9 lbs 10 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was not very cooperative in the beginning, but he came out in only 2 pushes. Again he was purple per his very quick entrance, but as you can see he was pinking up by the next day.
The next day
The next day
The proud parents, me, and Caleb
Me holding Caleb after his parents got there snuggles. It was amazing that he was actually looking at me.
I am so grateful to have been a part of this family. I know that they are great parents and are going to spoil the heck out of this big little boy. He is already the light of their lives and has daddy and mommy wrapped around his pinky toe. I don't know if I will ever be apart of another surrogacy, but I know that I have helped two deserving families and for that I am fulfilled.

I pumped for Caleb for about 6 weeks and sent it down south and although the first 70 ounces didn't make it frozen, I sent them another two shipments equalling 250 ounces and they are slowly giving him that and I believe that it is helping as he has yet to even get a sniffle.

In other news, the girls are back in school, had a rough patch with the hubby (all better now, actually a lot better), back down to a size 16/18, and looking for a job. Also I'm looking into doing an egg donation. I still want to be able to help families and this is a great way to still know the joy of helping. I love seeing the look on a new parents face holding their little one for the first time. It is such a priceless moment for me.

So looking forward to moving forward, where ever that may lead me.


RebekahRose said...

All I have is an "awwwwwwww"!!!! What a beautiful post to read - so happy for you all! Many congrats!

emily said...

Beautiful, beautiful. You are such a blessing! I am so happy for both of your families to have been part of this miracle.