Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby Cale

























































Well, after much anticipation, Cale Dean Mackley got here on June 14 at 1:36 pm. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 inches long. We went in at 8:15 am, had an ultra sound, and he was head down! So, they got the IV hooked up and started me on the pitossin. We waited for a little while, then the doctor broke my water, and a little bit after that I had the epidural. I was feeling so relaxed after that was in, I even got a little rest! When I was complete, they got everything ready, and I pushed through about 4 contractions and he was here! It worked out so great, and everything went as well as we hoped - my doctor had to be in surgery at 1:45, so we made it just in time for him to deliver, there weren't any other complications, he wasn't struggling to breath, or anything else that they had kind of prepared us for just in case. That's really a blessing that everything with the delivery went so well, but at the same time it's kind of the hardest part, because everything is so normal, and he is seriously perfect! It is hard to believe that our time is so limited with this perfect little angel! The kids have been so great with him, and we've had so much kindness and love, support and prayers, we can't even begin to describe how grateful we are for the blessings that have come to our family. Keep praying for us, we know that it is helping so much, and I know that the hardest part is yet to come! We love you all, and thank you again for everything! Hope you enjoy these pictures of our little sweetie!

9 comments:

Jackie said...

He's beautiful! You have been in my prayers & constantly in my thoughts & you will continue to be. Please give that little angel a kiss from me. Hugs.

katie said...

He is so precious. Glad everything went so well. We will definitely keep praying.

Shennie said...

What a sweet one. Keep taking those pictures!

Jacqui said...

He is darling! I can't believe you had him out and about already! So precious. We send our love!

Bryan Weight Family said...

Congratulations! Loved the photos--so sweet! You are in our prayers and thoughts!

Diana said...

What a beautiful boy and such sweet pictures with his family. Thanks for sharing details of his birth. Glad to hear it went well for you. I've been thinking about and praying for your family this week.
-Diana

Johnston Family said...

I keep thinking about your family & I am in awe at your strength. You guys are in my every prayer. I just love you so much & ANYTHING I can do to help out, please let me know. He is just so handsome & I love that you took him to the zoo to see the Elk. :)

Jones said...

You two are amazing.. He is so beautiful..
Robyn

Cali's Mom said...

I just found your blog through Diana's. I am also an angel mom to an hlhs baby. I wish you all the love and peace possible at this time. I hope you and your family can share some beautiful experiences during the time you have with Cale. You will forever cherish the time he is with you. Take lots of pictures and videos. He is beautiful. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Adrienne