Psalm 106:1

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Caleb Michael Long......

is here! Caleb was born on April 9, 2009 at 5:17 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long! We are so excited our sweet baby boy is here! We were originally set for a scheduled c-section on April 17th at 9:30, but Caleb had other plans! Early that Thursday morning around 1:15, I happened to roll over in the bed and knew very quickly something wasn't "right". I thought my water might have broken but wasn't for sure, so I woke Jason up and told him and then decided to get up and see what was going on, and sure enough, I made it about half way around the bed and my water REALLY broke! So we called our parents and mine came right over. Mom rode with us to the hospital and Dad stayed at home with Macie. I was very blessed to not have any painful contractions from the time my water broke up until the time of delivery. Together Jason and I decided to go ahead with a c-section, considering I was not dilated at all and because I had a prior c-section with Macie, which meant I was not allowed any Pitosin to speed up the contractions and dilation. We could have been waiting for hours for him to arrive naturally, or we could wait about 30 MINUTES and have the section, and he would be here...so we chose the c-section! At 5:17 our little man arrived! I am so thankful that he was a healthy baby boy! This birth experience was COMPLETELY different from my last. We were able to bring Caleb back to recovery with us and then back to our room, where he stayed until he was able to come home with us as well! I had prayed very consistently that my water would break and that I wouldn't have to go through timing contractions, and the Lord answered my prayers! He even allowed Caleb to come at the EXACT time I had prayed for! AMAZING! We had family coming in town that week and I wanted them to be there when Caleb was born and it all worked out perfect!

We are at home now and all doing GREAT! The c-section was MUCH easier this time around and the recovery has been just as easy! Sweet Caleb is ONE month old now! I can't believe it!! Macie is SO in love with her little brother, as well as his mommy and daddy! Thank you Lord for our sweet blessing!








3 comments:

timlinzrowland said...

I am so glad that you are all doing good. Thanks for posting this, I love reading about babies being born(don't all moms)!!!! Congratulations, God has richly blessed you all!

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

Congratulations! Having a Caleb myself, I can tell you how much I love the name. I also love that in the Bible, Caleb is described many times as having "a different heart." I can tell you that is true of my Caleb! He has such a sweet and tender heart, and he loves his mommy, as I'm sure your Caleb will, too. So happy for y'all!

Heather said...

Faith - seriously?? Did you just give birth to a baby in these pics?!! You look fab-u-lous! Many happy congratulations again ... Caleb is a sweetheart!