June 13, 2009

Weston Scott Canlas - 6.4.2009

On June 4th, we welcomed our fifth addition to our family, Weston Scott Canlas. The name Weston is from Edward Weston, a photographer who's passion is something I admire (if you are a photographer and have not read his Day Books, close this browser, go to your local library and check them out!). Scott is my father-in-laws name. We delivered up at the University of Utah Hospital and Primary Childrens. Here is our birth story.













































So a side story, this last shot is of the 2 surgeons who did the c-section for Callie. When I asked to take this photo, I was taken back because the gal on the right looked REALLY familiar. Come to find out, it was a past bride of mine from 2006!!! We did not recognize each other with all those scrubs on. So crazy! Thank you Courtney for being an amazing surgeon!

Weston is our living miracle. He has TOF and from what the doctors told us, we were expecting him not to be breathing when he was born. He came out SCREAMING, so he was definitely breathing. They also told us he would have to have surgeries immediately since he has no pulmonary valve. Well, on Friday the 12th, he came home, minus any surgeries, breathing on his own and a completely "NORMAL" baby other than the fact that in a couple of months he'll have to have the surgeries they said. They also told us to expect him to be in the hospital for AT LEAST a month. He was there a week and some change.

A big thank you to all our family and friends for their support during this time. It truly has been one crazy roller coaster and somehow we ended up on top.

Thanks for reading.

...And because some of you emailed me and asked:

Equipment:
Nikon F5
Zeiss ZF 50mm 1.4 lens
Fuji Neopan 1600 rated at 1600 developed normal

46 comments:

I'm Natalie. said...

Weston, I love you already! And GUESS WHAT!! You and Raleigh are birthday buddies!

Motormouth said...

But a beautiful story in images... and life! Thank you for sharing such a personal work with us.

Camille said...

Everything about this is beautiful.

Jasmine said...

He's ADORABLE!!!

Jasmine said...

He's ADORABLE!!!

emily said...

Wow! What a beautiful story. Congratulations!!

Kelli Ward said...

congrats jon and callie. he's precious. and i am so happy that everything is better than expected. what a blessing.

Carly Carlson said...

Jonathan- Your photography always blows my mind but today it moved me to tears. What a gift from God to be able to capture these moments for your own family. I'm so grateful you posted this! Loved it, great work and welcome baby Weston! What a fighter!

Wen Chang said...

congrats!!! He is sooooo cute ;)

Ariel said...

That is so good to hear! What a beautiful miracle story.

megan said...

He is beautiful! We'll have to come over and meet Weston in these next few weeks.

p.s. The grain is beautiful.

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

congratulations! He looks perfect!

Bethany said...

Beautiful photos and an even more beautiful miracle!

Eddye said...

Wow...Weston's birth story is breathtaking. Our prayers are with you and your beautiful family ~{the style me pretty team}

c gurr said...

Congratulations! Much alofa the Gurrs

Terese said...

Amazing. I'm so glad things went well for him. He is such a tiny dream boat!

val said...

i'm in tears and SO happy for your family. what a miracle. he is just adorable! congratulations.

Bonnie said...

What a touching story and amazing photos! Congratulations!

Amy Anne Photography said...

These made my cry. I'm so glad that things worked out better than you thought and that your little boy is home. Congrats on your precious baby.

Veeda said...

I love that Weston is home now. Congrats canlas fam.

Angie & Keith Andrews said...

Congrat! What a beautiful blessing.

Tabitha said...

Another very moving series of images! Thank you for sharing. Congratulations! I wish you the very best. I really like the composition of the photos with the signs, doors and other items. My favorite is a picture of him and his eyes open and gazing and someone is stroking his head with one finger.

AlliSMiles said...

Congratulations! He looks beautiful.

Karla Alarcon said...

Congratulations Jonathan!!! What a beautiful little angel, I wish your family and the baby the very best!

MagicSprinkles said...

He is ABSOLUTELY DARLING!!!!!! I ADORE his little face!!!! Wow, what a miracle!!!!!! I am soooo happy things worked out so well! Congratulations!

emlizalmo said...

Oh Jonathan...I am so, so happy right now. I have been checking daily for updates on your newest little addition. He is absolutely beautiful. So many prayers for that sweet boy. I am overjoyed that he got to go home with you. Seriously overjoyed. Congratulations to you and Callie!

Kim said...

He is perfect in every way...look how stunning your wife is! Dang. These are truly beautiful.

GrandmaS said...

What a wonderful and moving story. You and your family have experienced a true miracle!!!

ellen said...

As usual, wonderful photos. And, your baby is beautiful!

Jessica said...

Beautiful, Jon. Thank you for sharing. Congrats to all of you!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful birth story! So glad your little one is doing well. What a blessing!

sharibug said...

I am so grateful that you were able to be here to shoot your own story with Callie and Weston. A great joy to see this miracle, and to witness so much happiness. Love all of you.

kim said...

Congrats! How wonderful that things turned out better than you expected with his health.
PS Love his name. I have a nephew named Weston Scott. :)

craig said...

Congratulations to you and your family!

craig

katherine said...

phew! what a relief. and thank for sharing something so personal with the rest of us. i know how it feels to have a child soon whisked away after a c-section. i hope that callie is well and i am sure she had angels round about to help bear her up too, along with weston and the rest of you. what a miracle life is.

Eliene Vila Nova said...

hi
beautiful
have a nice day
kisses

Lyndsey said...

WOW. What an amazing documentation of the birth day. I LOVE the first few pictures especially! SO creative.

jennifer said...

that's a great birth story. what a little champ!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! The images are so beautiful and personal. I'm so happy things worked out better than expected and you were able to bring him home sooner than expected.

emmy and ry said...

What a little spitfire (as my grandfather would say). I want to squeeze and hold that little angel.

Congratulations - and I hope mom is doing well. The photo journal is amazing, and I may have to do it on my next adventure.

We will continue to put out or good thoughts and prayers for your little man!

Paul Gero said...

Jonathan,
Nicki and I are so happy for you and he is beautiful!!

What a miracle child!

Paul

Diane said...

what a miracle!

liz stanley said...

congrats!! and what beautiful photos to remember such a beautiful event.

TSimpson said...

Congratulations Jon ... such a beautiful story.

Amber said...

Five kids, I can't believe it! Congratulations! I hope all is going well for your little Weston. Both of our kids were premature, so I guess we know a tiny bit of what you were going through. Wishing you and your family all the best!

Kjrsten said...

right now I have tears!