Friday, August 10, 2007


He did it!!!!!! A few hours of not being quite sure, watching him trying to catch his breath, holding a humidifying O2 source above him, and then, blissful sleep, and more sleep and more sleep for our Starman. The nasal cannula can wait for now. He's much too gorgeous without.

With thanks to the Heynens for his cherished Starman blankie.


ellen charge said...


mighty max and mommy amy said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! How incredibly amazing, exciting, wonderful, fantastic! And the photos? WOW! The love is overflowing in your family.

I am sooooo thrilled for you...please keep us posted!

Love, Amy and Max

Ericap said...

Hurray!!!!!!!!!! Over the moon for you all, it must be so, so wonderful to be able to hold Reuben again and so liberating for Reuben to be able to wave his arms and legs around. It is lovely to be able to see Reubens' beautiful face again.

We are all overjoyed for the three of you. Big step forward. Enjoy.

Love Erica

MK said...

Way to go Rueben!! We knew you could do it!

Kristi said...

I saw the title of your post and the tears of joy started flowing! How wonderfully spectacular! See... "perseverance defined" - that's what our kids are! :-)
We are so happy for you! Beautiful photos... he looks fabulous and gorgeous! No tape :-) no tubes... just that sweet little face! And the two of you are beaming with pride and love!
Can't wait to hear more!

Kristi, John, Gracie and Preston

skeybunny said...

Way to go Reuben--so handsome without any tubes!

Sarah, Jeremy, and Evan

Lisa said...

Yay for you Reuben - keep fighting little man!

Beautiful photos Mom & Dad!

Polly said...

Fab news! Well done Reuben! So pleased for you all. Love the photos... he's sooo cute!! love, Polly xx

yp said...

Oh I am so very happy for you all! Reuben looks wonderful - handsome, breathing easy, blissful and so much older !!! - and the three of you look the very definition of joy and love. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Thank you for sharing your hearts and your joys -truly you have done marvellously - and under circumstances of immeasurable duress. Give yourselves a tremendous affirmation of being love in action. oxo yuka

Anne said...

Wow!! So thrilled with the news. Gorgeous photos of your gorgeous boy. Congrats to the 3 of you. Love A xx

Geraldine said...

Hurray for Reuby!

At last some good news...He must be so relieved to be rid of the tubes and he looks so peaceful in sleep.
Also, I've noticed how much he looks his mom in the last photo(sorry mum, must be catching.
Love Geraldine x

Eva Nichole said...

He is so beautiful!!

God Bless,
Crystal and Eva

spam said...

Dear Catherine and Jason,

lisa is on her way to meet her beautiful nephew. Your preciuos little lad. I hope you all have a wonderful time together and send our love from the U.K.

Aimee b.