This happens...he grew up even though I've been begging him not to...
For those of you who have read my blog for a while you know this is my absolute favorite picture of me and Caleb. I can't even believe that he was that tiny.
I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. Picture it...I was at home on my second day of maternity leave (to get full use of my leave I took off a week before my scheduled C-section). I was making dinner for Rondell and Jamison (who were at the doctor because I suspected Jamison had an ear infection...she did). I had "gas" pains all day but didn't think much of it. At one point I stood up and thought I had peed on myself. When I went to the bathroom I quickly realized it was not pee...my water had broken. Turns out that my "gas" pains were actually contractions.
I tried to calmly call Rondell, but of course I broke down on the phone and he barely understood me. I called my doctor's office and remember being overwhelmed that I had to push the button because I had ruptured membranes. I immediately called my mom who did not answer her phone...sigh (she did after the second try!). Then I called my friend Lyndsey to see if she could watch Jamison until my mom could come and get her.
As soon as Rondell came home we were off to drop off Jamison (thank you Lyndsey) and then to the hospital. Up until now we didn't know if Caleb was a boy or a girl so we were excited to finally be at the point where we were going to find out. I got all hooked up to monitors and prepped for my "emergency" C-section.
By this time my mom and Rondell's mom & step dad had Jamison at home and settled (after my mom went on a mission for Jamison's Rx). We entered the operating room and in no time He was out...it was a boy! I just kept saying to Rondell "it's a boy...you have a boy!"
I was in recovery for a while and we made a few phone calls to let people know that we had a new bundle of joy. My mom and Rondell's mom came to the hospital in time to see Caleb get rinsed off and help me get settled into my room.
My boy was here!!! I'll never forget it.