Happy Half Birthday, Baby Buns!
Can you believe it? It’s been 6 months already since the pregnancy and of Dana & Arkell Graves miracle baby, Kaleb “Baby Buns” Graves. Social media was on fire when Dana uploaded the video of her announcing that she was pregnant after 17 years of trying with miscarriages and a still birth. But then the miraculous happened.
The video of the announcement went viral of Baby Buns’ father sobbing when he learned he was going to be a dad.
Little Kaleb came into the world against all odds. He was born at just 23 weeks and weighed less than one pound.
“To make it to this day, I am truly grateful,” says Baby Buns’ mother, Dana Griffin-Graves. “Eight pounds, five ounces; it’s amazing the journey that we’ve endured over these last six months.”
It has been an emotional roller coaster for the couple with a lot of ups and downs. There were times when doctors told the family Kaleb might not make it. But every time the little guy faced a scary health challenge, he surprised them all.
And even his personality is developing too.
“He’s a little stubborn,” Dana said, laughing. “Probably a lot stubborn.”
Maybe that helped Baby Buns overcome one of his biggest obstacles: He’s no longer on a ventilator.His tiny lungs are growing stronger with the help of a CPAP machine.
A CPAP machine is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine. It applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways continuously open in a person who is able to breathe spontaneously on their own.
“He is now breathing on his own and the CPAP machine actually just keeps his lungs open, in between breaths,” Dana added. “So…