Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cali Rose McBain born on December 29, 2015

Michelle and I are truly blessed.

Our fourth little angel, Cali Rose McBain, made her way into the world on December 29, 2015 at 4:57pm. She weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was born at Albany Medical Center in New York.



All of us are in so much love with Cali - she is so beautiful.



Our four beautiful daughters, Danica, Mila, Brooklyn and Cali:



Instead of words - let me tell the story in pictures and video. First chapter in the story was meeting Michelle in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 15, 2010:



I then convinced (tricked) her to move with me to New York.  :-)  She took me skydiving in Long Island for my 40th birthday and I surprised her back with a proposal at 10,000 feet!  Skip ahead to 1:22 if you want to see it:



And, we were officially engaged...


The wedding plans were set into motion and on July 4th, 2013 we were married in New Rochelle, NY with family, friends and furkids:



After the wedding, we set off on a honeymoon of a lifetime - visiting Casablanca Morocco, Cairo and Luxor Egypt, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Mumbai and Delhi India. It was a whirlwind, but we saw 5 world wonders - the Sahara, the Nile, the pyramids, Mount Everest and the Taj Mahal:


This is where the story of Brooklyn began. And a 9 months later we were so excited to meet her...



For Brooklyn's first birthday, we set off on another amazing trip to Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. This is where the story of Cali began:


We soon announced to world that we were expecting Cali (or Schmoo 2 at that time):



And about 20 weeks later, Cali's gender was announced with our friends Fran, Bob & Ben Godgart and family dialed in via Webex:



We couldn't wait to meet Cali...


And then, it was time - December 29, 2015. We arrived at the hospital bright and early and met with Dr. Clark:


As we neared 4pm, Michelle put on her game face:


And just before 5pm, we met Cali Rose for the first time! We were so excited...


We love you Cali!

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