Friday, April 29, 2011

Just One More Time!

Caleb enjoyed wearing his Easter ears so much we just had to wear them again, Thanks G-ma and Papa Im sad to have to put them away. Buy the way, the Chocolate Ganache Birthday cake was a hit. I'll post the recipe and pictures later.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Happy Birthday to the Greatest Man I Know!

This morning started out at 5am with a bottle for the little one in preparation for his eye exam downtown at 7am. After 3 hours of being there at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute we were finally able to go home. The doc said that Caleb's eyes were slow to progress, but that they have not gotten any worse. Because he was a MicoPreemie he has an eye condition called ROP, which you can read about here. We know that his eyes can take up until he is 70 weeks gestational to correct themselves and we have decided to trust that God will heal his eyes completely in His time. NOW that the yucky exam is over we can celebrate Daddy's birthday tonight.
I am so happy that we have loved each other for the last 15 years. We were High School and College best friends and sweethearts and now we have a life time to create more memories for our family. Speaking of memories, the picture above is one of my favorites from high school. But back to tonight we will celebrate with Ryan's favorite Hot Wings from Sports Grill and then a homemade chocolate cake with Ganache topping.
So here's to Love, Laughter, Life, Family and Good Food!

Happy Birthday my BeLoved!

Monday, April 25, 2011

"You Never Know How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is Your Only Option"

It is a quote that forever changed our family one October (2010) morning. It was the day I went into preterm labor at 23 weeks and 5 days. After defeating the odds of medical science for 4 days our son, Caleb George was born at 1.10 ounces and 12.5 inches long. It was a four month journey that God carried us through every step of the way. We found so much peace and comfort through the support of our faith, friends and family. I wanted to try to create a resource of encouragement for other parents who may be going through the same circumstances of having a Micropreemie. I also hope to provide other resources that have helped us too. A MicroPreemie is a baby weighing less than 3 pounds. I also wanted to have something special for our family to look back on to remind us how faithful God has case we forget. I hope that you will enjoy our journey and adventures of raising our MicroPreemie. Please feel free to read Caleb's story at CaringBridge here.