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In Memory of Baby Mac

Sunday, June 29, 2008

In memory of baby Mac and as a gift to Josh and Cali, we have set up a blog to remember him. Posted on the blog is a video that shares the story of Mac's short life and we would like to share it with each of you. Please click here to view it.

Original post by Erin

Sweet Baby Mac

Friday, June 27, 2008

McKallister Vance Hinckley (Mac) was born this morning at 5:53 am. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 22 inches long. He was absolutely beautiful!!! As we spent time with baby Mac this morning the feeling in the room was incredible. An amazing amount of peace and comfort rested upon everyone present. We could feel that God was with us and that he loves Josh, Cali and Mac so much. We were all in tears as we took turns holding Mac and spending the short time we had with his little earthly body. All in the room could feel that Mac's spirit, although not in his body, was very much with us.
Josh and Cali are handling this so well! I have been so touched by their example and the great faith they have shown through all of this. They are strong and know this trial has been given to them to help them draw closer to the Savior. Mac was just too perfect of a little boy to stay with us on this earth. We love you baby Mac and know we will see you again someday!
Original post by Erin


Thursday, June 26, 2008

About seven months ago you may remember me mentioning that my little brother Josh and his wife Cali were expecting their first baby. Their due date is in two days so we have been anxiously awaiting a phone call telling us that the time has finally arrived.

We never expected we'd get the horrible phone call we received this morning. Josh and Cali went in this morning for a routine stress test and the doctor's couldn't find the baby's (Mac's) heart beat. Cali said she felt baby Mac moving and kicking last night and said he had the hiccups, but didn't feel him moving at all this morning. They figured he was just asleep and were devastated to learn during the stress test that he had passed away sometime during the night. They have induced Cali and expect her to deliver baby Mac sometime late this evening or early tomorrow morning.

We were just at the hospital with them and they are doing as well as can be expected. They have invited us to return as soon as Mac is born so that we can all get a chance to hold him before his little body is taken away to be prepared for his burial on Monday. Our hearts are breaking over this horrible news and ask that you please keep Josh and Cali in your thoughts and prayers.

Original post by Erin
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