Sunday, April 12, 2009

Introducing CALLUM CHRISTOPH


Introducing

CALLUM CHRISTOPH

MARCH 30, 2009 at 5:31pm

5 lbs. 8 oz.

19 inches




Callum after arriving home.



Emeline watching over her baby brother.


Tiny, tiny feet.



Emeline's first look at Callum after he came home.



Callum in the car on the way home from the hospital.





Emeline's first kiss as she holds Callum for the very first time...this is my favorite picture in the world at the moment.






Pure delight as Emeline holds Callum for the first time.

















On Saturday, March 28th, we drove to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning after I started leaking amniotic fluid. Three days and many drugs later, Callum was born 6 weeks early and perfectly healthy. The doctors said that because I was leaking amniotic fluid, they would do nothing to keep him from coming. We were told the risk of infection for me and the baby was very high, and it was safer to let him come than to keep me from delivering him.

We continue to praise God for our miracle!!! I did not have a cesarean, and he came out crying loudly. He was born at 34 weeks and 3 days, and never taken even once to intensive care unit for babies. He stayed in the hospital and stayed with me in the room most of the time for 7 days. We would have been released from the hospital sooner, but he needed to stay under the light for a few days for mild jaundice towards the end of our stay.

Emeline is a little jealous, but loves her baby brother. The first thing she does in the morning is look in his bassinet to see if he is still there. She loves holding him, and is very gentle for a 2 year old. She loves to give him kisses. What a joy it is to see them together.

More details and pictures coming soon.

HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!

9 comments:

Pineapple Princess said...

Congratulations on Callum's birth! Love his name! It's so cool! He is so tiny and perfect. What a handsome boy. I just love the pictures of Emeline and her baby brother. They are precious!
What wonderful news to hear on Easter Sunday!
God is faithful!!

CristyLynn said...

So happy for you all! He's adorable! I love the picture of Emeline kissing him, too; I can see why it's currently your favorite. :)

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful son! He is absolutely precious and the picture of Emeline giving him a kiss is so sweet that it brings me to tears. Hope you are all doing well!

Wallace & Dee said...

Congratulations you guys!!!!!!!!!!!

jajbs said...

Congratulations! I have been away from blogland for a while and was just checking in! He is precious and so is that baby girl of yours!


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Drew said...

Congratulations!!!! He is BEAUTIFUL!

Brittany said...

I am so happy for you guys and know that your joy is made full. What a perfectly formed family!

By the way, how do you pronounce Callum?

K Leclercq said...

He is perfect. Oh my goodness, your children are beyond precious. You must be over the moon...I'm sure you're exhausted, too, but simply over the moon!!! Congratulations!

The Davidson Den said...

Shannon,
I'm so happy for you guys. I've been meaning to get on here for so long to see all the pics and hear the story and let you know you guys continue to be in our thoughts and prayers, especially as you are experiencing such wondrous joy at God's miracle in your lives. I got the email from Chris saying little Callum had arrived (and safely), but we had some family issues going on that prevented me from visiting HERE. Anyway, I sent you a message on FB about getting your address. Gonna need that...so when you have a moment... :)
Love you!
And he's breathtakingly beautiful, by the way.
Lori