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Old 01-11-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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Keep your fingers crossed!

My wife and I celebrated the birth of our first child on Monday, January 8th. A strong baby boy (Caleb Matthew) who was born at 8.4 pounds, and 20 inches.

The labor and delivery went outstanding. All along, Sarah was leaning towards an epidural, but wanted to hold out for as long as possible to keep the long needle as far from her back as possible. We arrived at the hospital at 10:00am, she was fully dialated at 1:30, and 20 minutes later we had Caleb in our arms.. I am so impressed that Sarah (All 120 pounds of her) were able to endure that kind of pain.. It was an amazing experience..

Anyways, Caleb started getting all sorts of love from the family right away, and he's been getting it ever since.

One of the nurses noticed a slight "wheeze" in his breathing, so they checked it out further. That evening, they started monitoring the oxygen level in his blood and found it to be lower than they would like. So he spend the night in the Special Care Nursery. The next morning, he got X-rays and blood tests that showed some concern of infection. So they have started him on Anti-bodies. Today we got good news that the levels in his blood have gone down, but not enough to take him home anytime in the next 5 days.. So Sarah and I will wait it out here at the hospital..

Please keep your fingers crossed, and your prayers open that Caleb will be getting better. I am sure everything will be fine, and my strong wife is doing great.

I'll try and get a picture posted soon. He's the cutest guy ever, and has a TON of hair..



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Old 01-11-2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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Congratulations, Daddy Brad and Mommy Sarah!!

Will keep tiny Caleb in my thoughts and prayers.

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Old 01-11-2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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Congrats Brad!

You and caleb will be in my thoughts and prayers... can't wait to see some pics.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:56 PM   #4
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Been there. Done that. Tears in my eyes. Enjoy while they are so small. They grow up way too fast. Congratulations. What a joy! Isn't it wonderful to be part of bringing a new life into the world? I'm so happy for you both!!!
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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congratulations on the birth of your sweet Caleb. He will have some special prayers and there are some for mommy and daddy as well.

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Old 01-11-2007, 11:06 PM   #6
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Congratulations to you and your wife. You have a lot to look forward to through the years.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:24 AM   #7
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Thank you all... I knew I would get the kind of prayers we need from this group. It's so much more of a family than any other forum I belong to...

I am off to get some more sleep in between feedings..

I will keep everyone posted..

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Old 01-12-2007, 01:10 AM   #8
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An enthusiastic Congrats! to you and your wife. Keep us posted with updates of Caleb. You will be able to have him home with you very soon! Kudos to the nurse that noticed the wheezing. Looking forward to seeing the photos!
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:18 AM   #9
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Is Sarah still a patient in the hospital. Caleb is one lucky kid! He has great parents.

May all my prayers shower you and your loved ones with blessings.
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:34 AM   #10
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Congrats on your new bundle of joy! You all have my prayers & thoughts also!

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