The First Photo of Viral 'Baby Buns' Is Here

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Feb 2016
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The ‘bun in the oven’ baby is ready for his closeup!

For the first time, mom Dana Griffin-Graves shared a photo of her miracle preemie, born at 23 weeks.

“Look at his precious little feet and long toes!” she captions the Facebook photo, letting followers know baby Kaleb is feeding every two hours and having regular bowel movements.

Dana and her husband Arkell have amassed quite the following since their pregnancy announcement went viral. The couple had been trying to conceive for 17 years, and Dana unexpectedly discovered she was five months pregnant in September. She broke the news to Arkell by placing a package of buns alongside her sonogram in the oven. Cue the best reaction ever.

Their loyal fan base has offered support throughout the end of the difficult pregnancy and Kaleb’s rocky first weeks; he was in critical condition after Dana’s emergency c-section. And his first photo has prompted those supporters to share reassuring photos of their own miracle babies. The comments, numbering close to 2,000, include several testimonies from parents of healthy children:

“My daughter Maci was born at 27 weeks on June 19, 2014, she weighed 1 lb., 9 oz. I got severe preeclampsia. She was in the hospital for 74 days. Today she is a happy, healthy and beautiful baby! Stay positive and keep your faith in the man upstairs; he makes no mistakes! Preemies are strong!”

“…My 1 lb., 12 oz. baby boy and 2 lb., 7 oz. baby girl…now 7 1/2 years old. Born 12 weeks early…happy, healthy, average kiddos! Prayers for your baby bun! God is awesome!”

“My twins were born at 27 weeks, my son weighed 3.9 lbs. and my daughter weighed 2.14 lbs. Fantastic NICU experience, the nurses are super! I didn’t get to hold my son until he was eight days old (different issues), but FINALLY, when that day came, it was one of the most amazing moments ever! And when I got to kangaroo both my babies, I was the happiest Momma on earth! Prayers to you and Baby Bun for continued health, happy growing, and enjoy your special bonding time.”

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