Our Son Dylan was Born Oct. 26, 2004. He was born premature at a weight of 4 Pds. 2 oz 18 1/2 in. long. He was born small but healthy. Being that he was so healthy he was able to stay in the room with me and his dad (dad stayed the whole time in the hospital with us) Dylan didn't have to go to the NICU (the ward for babies we aren't healthy). When I was released from the hospital Dylan got to come home with us being he was healthy. We had a strict feeding schedule to follow to make him gain weight and get him to continue to be healthy. Each dr. visit the dr was more and more excited with Dylan's progress we were actually able to cut back the feeding schedule a little (at first he was feed every hour on the hour and if he refused to eat you had to make him eat and if the first feeding schedule took an hour you started with the next feeding). At Dylan's last dr. visit he weighed 7 pds. We were looking forward to our first Christmas with Dylan, we were so excited. We said that weren't going to go crazy on buying toys because he really didn't understand, well that was a lie we went shopping and boy did we spend. Sadly to say our Dylan passed away unexpectedly to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death) on Dec. 6, 2004. Tomorrow (Oct. 26) he would have turned 4. You ask how is this considered a happy post, because we have a lot to be happy for. We got to spend 3 precious months with our Dylan and we wouldn't trade that for the world. We have a photo album that is filled from cover to cover with photos (thankfully I'm a photo freak). Yeah we wish he was here with us, there isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of him or miss him. But we have to remember the happy times not the sad. Please, we ask that this weekend you give your children, grandchildren, or just that special child in your life an extra hug and tell them you love them. If they don't live near by pick up the phone and call them. And give them an extra squeeze from me.
This photo was taken 3 days prior to Dylan passing. He wouldn't open his eyes at all for the pictures, he napped the whole time. We are very happy to have these photos.
This photo makes me laugh. It never failed every time I went to change Dylan he would pee on me. I never did get a chance to master this task. On this particular occassion "Dad" was rather quick to snap a photo, he found it funny every time it happened.
Yes I will admit Dylan looks very uncomfortable in the basket but I couldn't resist myself. He wasn't in there long at all I only took 2 photos (honestly). The basket was a babyshower gift from a girl at work, she sewn the fabric onto the wicker basket.
This is our little man getting chunky. He was doing so well!
This is my favorite picture. Look at that smirk on his face, would love to know what was going through that little head of his. We had to keep him bundled up to keep him warm being he was so tiny. I love this photo.
Thank you for letting me share our Dylan with you. It's our way of celebrating his birthday.