Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012 Robert Alexisovich de Gaston

Robert Alexisovich de Gaston: Dad's 11th Child!

Born 11:55PM EEDT Monday, August 11, 2008,
(31 weeks gestational age almost to the hour!)
Weight = 1.9Kg, Length=42cm

For the cirumstances and more history of his premature birth,  Click here "!
Robert was born with a cherry hemangioma on his neck,  Click here "!

Robert's 2nd year commencing August 11, 2009
Robert's 3rd  year commencing August 11, 2010 Robert's 4th  year commencing August 11, 2011

THEN; at birth

      Dad was allowed to see "Baby" and take pictures on Day 3.  Deana was afraid to come close to "such a frail & dark child".  The equipment is uptodate as that in America.  Baby still has a tough haul ahead of him as of this Day 3, August 14, 2008.

08  8 14  Dad-Neal w child No 11, Robert in modern incubator, Mogilyov, Belarus RED W510 H680  P814001308  8 14  Robert Alexeyevich de Gaston, almost 3 d old, in incubator, born 31-33 wk gest-lmp to almost the hr RED W450 H337  P8140009

08  8 14  Dad wi Robert, 3d old, Mogilyov, Belarus W450 H337  P8140011

NOW; Happy FIRST Birthday!

      Deana baked the most scrumptous creme-pudding tort (cake) for Roberts birthday! Robert's older Belarusian sister came over...and Artyom, the Belarusian brother, insisted on having some cake!

09  8 11  Robert on his birthday, doma CRPD 820x1094  P8110080

09  8 11  Deana w Lena & Robert, 1 yr, & CAKE  CRPD  P8110074

09  8 11  Dad  & Robert eating birthday cake CRPD 820x1094 P8110076

09  8 11  Robert, 1 yr, in Deana's arms eating cake 820x1094  P8110081

09  8 11  Dad w Lena & Robert on his birthday 1094x820  P8110078

09  8 11  Deana eating delicious 'Tort' she baked for Robert's BD 820x1094  P8110079

Robert, at home in walker, the day before his first birthday

09  8 10  Robert, casual shot 1 day before BD 1094x10458  P8100071.JPG

"La Pulga (The Flea)" since Robert was flea-sized at birth!
We pray that he will soon be as lively as a jumping flea!