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Introducing Caleb Johnny Ling :)

Introducing Caleb Johnny Ling :)

Hi Everyone,

I meant to get this post out several weeks ago, however I've been taking a lot of time out to be a full time dad lately, so I thought I might as well wait till I had some Christmas snapshots to share also before announcing that I'm once again a proud father :)

Here is the story of what happened:

Six weeks ago, on November 16 my 2nd son, Caleb Johnny Ling, was born (pronounced 'Cay-lib').


When he came out I thought he looked so much like my other son Benjamin, here is a photo of Benjamin when he was a newborn - notice the similarities?

For the first 20 hours or so, everything was fine with Caleb, then after that he started breathing really fast (120 breaths per minute, normal is 40-60). He then got rushed into intensive care, which was very frightening for my wife Michelle and I as we didn't know what was going on.

They tested him for all sorts of things from Pneumonia to Meningitis, and concluded that there was not foreign bacteria and that the problem was that he had a small puncture in his lung which caused a lot of trapped oxygen to escape. That was a good thing as this is quite a common problem apparently and was one that healed itself over the 10 nights that he was in hospital.


The intensive care unit people were amazing and who knows what would have happened if they didn't get on to this right away, as they needed to help him by putting him on a ventilator, plus all sorts of other stuff like morphine to help with the pain. Now you wouldn't know there was ever a problem as he is totally healthy and doing really well! :)

Here are some more pics, this is one of Benjamin showing his interest in his new brother (he has been giving him lots of kisses every day and has been a really good big brother):



Here is one of Caleb having his first bath at home (almost 2 weeks old):


Caleb catching up on a bit of light reading :)


Benjamin loves his wee brother:



While Ben is way too young to know what was about to come on Christmas day, he sure did love the Christmas tree! As you can probably imagine, he is usually on the outside of this playpen :)



Caleb sleeping (3 weeks old):



Grandad (my dad) spoils Benjamin with a bike for Christmas - yes Ben is only 20 months old riding it, though my dad is assisting him with the help of a special attachment :)



Ben loves his little digger from his Santa sack - Lucky boy got so spoilt by all his family!



Caleb chilling out, now 6 weeks old:



I hope you've enjoyed seeing these photos of my 2 wee boys, and I wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012 ahead!!

All the best,

Mark Ling

Founder of Affilorama and Traffic Travis



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  • Reply Troy Todd3557 days ago

    Hi Mark, That photo with Caleb reading how I made my first million, What a classic. That is hilarious.
    Congrats and all the best for 2012.

    Mark Ling3557 days ago

    Hey Troy, good to hear from you. Yeah I thought it'd be funny to show him when he's older ;) Hope you have an awesome 2011 too!

  • Reply Heather • 3557 days ago

    Hi Mark, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of your family. Congrats on your beautiful new baby and hope you and your family have a blessed New Year!

  • Reply Adrian Ling3557 days ago

    Hi Mark,

    Heartiest congrats to you and Michelle! Thanks for sharing the meaning of Caleb - very encouraging. (will the 3rd one be named Joshua? ;-)

    Best wishes to you and your lovely family in the coming New 2012!


  • Reply ravi rajan3557 days ago

    hi mark congratulations and all the very best in future :)

  • Reply ashish thakur • 3557 days ago

    hi happy family sir wish u happy 2012

  • Reply David Withington3557 days ago

    Congratulations Mark. Hope you manage with the sleepless nights. I'm sure the joy more than compensates! Have a great 2012.

  • Reply Richard Lewis3557 days ago

    Very happy for you Mark. I also had two young boys but lost one, Daniel, this year - never take this blessing for granted. Thanks for your help this year, have a great 2012!

    Mark Ling3557 days ago

    Wow that is so sad, I'm so sorry to hear that. I don't know how you'd manage to cope. Yes I totally do appreciate what I have and especially after having Caleb in ICU after birth. I hope everything goes well for you from here on in, again I'm so sorry to hear that.

  • Reply Lynne • 3557 days ago

    Congratulations to you and Michelle. How exciting and what a lovely family.

    Beautiful little ones. You must both be very proud :) and no doubt feel very blessed...

    So glad Caleb got over the initial concerns, he certainly looks a bundle of joy and health now!

    Wishing you and your family all the best for the coming year.

    Mark Ling3557 days ago

    Thanks Lynne, yes he certainly is a bundle of joy and we're very lucky to have him. Hope you and your family have a fantastic 2011!

  • Reply Ross • 3557 days ago

    Hi Mark, nice story and pics.

    Makes me more nervous though as my wife and I are expecting our first child in a couple of days. D.Date:1.1.12

    (Mark a note for your website designer: In google chrome your "Post a Comment" is not displaying the "Your Name" "Your Email" and Your Website (optional) stuff but does in Internet Explorer.)

    All the best for 2012 and hope you achieve your goals in 2012 at a rate of ten times over. Also hope that Chch stops having earthquakes too, it was a big H Fck when we were living there.........

  • Reply Warren Wheeler3557 days ago

    Congrats guys.
    Love the pics - especially the - How I made My First Milliion

    He's a cutie

  • Reply Carlos Akira Higuti • 3557 days ago

    Hello, Mark!
    Congratulations on your second baby! This joy with the coming of a baby is huge! I felt it when my son was born!
    Congratulations, and Happy New Year to you and your entire family!

  • Reply Kieran Gracie3557 days ago

    Caleb is a really lovely addition to an already beautiful family! Well done and good luck, Mark and Michelle. We wish you all a very happy New Year, and many more to come, from our little island of Madeira.

    Kieran and Moya Gracie

    Mark Ling3552 days ago

    Thanks Keiran and Moya, just looked up your island - it looks like a very beautiful place to live!

  • Reply Janey • 3557 days ago

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the good news. The pictures are beautiful.. Wishing you and your family joy, peace and health all throughout the new year!

  • Reply Graeme • 3557 days ago

    Congrats o you and Michelle!!

    Good looking Boy!


  • Reply Blake • 3557 days ago

    Congratulations Mark!

  • Reply Michele • 3557 days ago

    What beautiful boys... You must be so proud. So when is no. 3 going to come along??

  • Reply jazz • 3557 days ago

    Congratulation for your new born son Caleb, he is amazing boy. Happy+Healthy+wealthy....Happy New Year to you & your family, Jazz

  • Reply Mary Greene • 3557 days ago

    Welcome to the world, Caleb! What wonderful news for the Ling family. Congratulations, Mark.

    Mary Greene

  • Reply Arnie Fulmer • 3557 days ago

    Hi Mark,
    Great pictures thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Geoff and Diane • 3557 days ago

    Great to see the two children. You must both be very proud of them. Every good wish for the new year.
    Geoff Bennett and Diane Young UK

  • Reply Denny Ferris • 3556 days ago

    Congratulations on God's gifts of your precious children to you. Denny

  • Reply Jeff Jump3556 days ago

    Nice family. Congrats on the new baby boy. Gods blessing to all of your family and have a happy new year.

  • Reply Raymond Feeney3556 days ago

    I can I not comment. This is just wonderful and I am so happy you shared your current events (get it?) with us. You have a wonderful family and a great future to look forward too.

    I am going to use Calib's birthday as an anniversary date for me, the day I joined your ranks. I signed up on December 19 and am planning to sign up for Affilojetpack next.

    Again Congratulations Mark.

    Mark Ling3554 days ago

    Hey thanks for the nice words, I hope you have a fantastic 2012! All the best

  • Reply Linda Norris3556 days ago

    Hey Mark,

    Congratulations & glad all is well now... Great photo of Caleb catching up on a bit of bedtime reading.

    All the best for 2012


    Mark Ling3554 days ago

    Lol, yeah I thought it'd be a funny one to bring out at his 21st or something someday in the future :) Hope you have a fantastic 2012!

  • Reply Kathy Tremblay • 3556 days ago

    Hi Mark and Michelle! God Bless you and your beautiful family! Congratulations! I'm so pleased that Caleb has improved and ... oh wow... he looks SO healthy! Be well my friends...
    TONS of hugs and love from Kathy Tremblay :)

  • Reply Rebecca • 3556 days ago

    Congratulaitons Mark! What lovely babies!!!

  • Reply HIghHopes • 3556 days ago

    Congrats on the new baby. He should keep you busy for a while.

  • Reply Peter. • 3556 days ago

    Congratulations to the new addition to your family Mark, I loved the light reading photo...

    My youngest out of Six is also called Caleb...good name... lol. I am so glad he is well and looks to be very alert.

    I do wish you all the very best for 2012 and take care...Peter

    Thanks for all your work in Affilorama.

  • Reply Shaun Young3556 days ago

    A belated Merry Xmas to you and your family Mark. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your two little ones, and for the seasons greetings. Great to hear Caleb's doing alright now.

    Congratulations to you both. It's nice to have two kids that are so close in age, and pleased to see that Ben's warming up to his little bro.

    Take care and wishing you all the best for the NY. Let's make it a good one! :)

    P.S - nice to see Caleb's starting reading inspirational books early :)

    Mark Ling3554 days ago

    Well, I liked the title of that book, thought it'd be a funny photo to show to him when he's older :) We're really lucky to have Caleb and Benjamin in our lives and while they can be a handful lol, they are the best things to have happened to either of us. Hope you had a very happy christmas and all the best for the new year ahead!

  • Reply Lewis M Buckles 3555 days ago

    Thanks for sharing your joy with us. You look so proud. Let us know when he rides his first bike and builds his first SEO'd niche site. :)

  • Reply harjit singh3555 days ago

    Hi Mark, Michelle, Benjamin, Caleb, and Granddad (of Caleb),
    Congratulations for the extension of your family Mark.
    Greetings! for 2012, let you achieve everything you dreamed.

    With regards,

  • Reply Robert 3555 days ago


    Congratulations on your second boy Caleb. The pictures with him reading How I made My First Milliion made me laugh. He actually looks a little like you already.

    I am a member of both your affioblueprint and affilojetpack coures's and have finally put my first site online
    http://relationship-help-and-advice.com/ Would you take a look at my site and give me a quick critique although i do appreciate you don't have much time at the minute.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the best for 2012.

    Thanks for all the great training and resources.

    Mark Ling3554 days ago

    Hey Robbo, Merry Christmas and happy new years! I have recorded a quick video review of your site here: http://screencast.com/t/4p7HY8v6b7M ... Hope this helps. :)

  • Reply Naomi • 3555 days ago

    Mark and Michelle,
    Congratulations on 2 beautiful children! I am so glad that everything went so well with Caleb after your scare and hope that this is the last you hear of it! Have a fabulous 2012 with those little bundles of energy!
    Best Naomi

  • Reply 3554 days ago

    Talk about a great Christmas present!


  • Reply manimaranr@yahoo.com • 3554 days ago

    It is nice to see your newborn and congratulations! Obviously it is increased your responsibilities not only in internet marketing but also in your family way. Happy New Year (addition) 2012! Thanks for your sharing.

    R. Manimaran

    Mark Ling3554 days ago

    Thanks R Manimaran, yes responsibilities have gone up a notch once again, but well worth it. Hope you have a fantastic 2012 too!

  • Reply Tomara • 3554 days ago

    Love the photos! Looks like you're going to have your hands full in 2012. Congratulations on your new addition :-)

  • Reply Belinda Manion3554 days ago

    Hi Mark

    Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family and CONGRATULATIONS to you, Michelle and Benjamin on the arrival of Caleb. Thank you for sharing this blog with us. You have gorgeous boys and I hope they bring you both many years of love and happiness;-) I hope all is well In Christchurch what with all these earthquakes. With the exception of friends of ours that have just immigrated to Auckland, we don't know anyone else living in New Zealand, so every time I hear about an earthquake over there, I think of you and your family and I pray that you aren't badly or tragically affected in any way. I hope all is therefore well and may God Bless you and your family always and in all ways. Regards Belinda

    Mark Ling3552 days ago

    Thanks Belinda, the earthquakes don't bother me so much as I'm never in any old buildings and most (if not all) of the dangerous buildings have been 'red stickered' now. However the thing that worries me is if either of my son's are right near some falling object as children are so delicate. Hope you have a great new years :)

  • Reply Maxwell Kevin Percy3552 days ago

    Hello Mark,
    may you and your family enjoy good health and every success for 2012.

    Thankyou for sharing your wonderful photos with us.

    I am surprised we are not seeing more premature births and girls being born with all the shaking going on here in Christchurch.

    Just when we think it maybe coming to an end wham another shock from out of the blue!

    Warmest regards.

    Max Percy

    Mark Ling3552 days ago

    Actually Caleb was 2 weeks premature, though nothing to do with the earthquakes, was just that they scanned him and knew he was going to be a big baby so they induced him early as Michelle had gestational diabetes (which went away hours after he was born).

  • Reply Gloudina Gr3552 days ago

    Congratulations, Mark! You have two beautiful boys! Thanks for sharing with us. Di

  • Reply Pliney Davies3551 days ago

    Clearly, Caleb is a trooper. And Ben, how adorable! Congratulations to the extended family!

  • Reply Jack • 3551 days ago

    Congratulations to you and your wife. He is truly a handsome baby boy!!

  • Reply Jack Ernissee3551 days ago

    Congratulations to you and your wife. I know you both must be extremely happy. He is a very handsome baby....Congrats!!

  • Reply Lucy • 3548 days ago

    First let me congratulate you and your wife on your newly family member.May you have peace of mind and enjoy your life as you wished. Secondly, I use this opportunity, to wish you and your family Happy New Year,Wishing you the Best in 2012
    Thanks for sharing those wonderful Picturs, looks awsome.Stay Blessed.

  • Reply tulips3548 days ago

    Hi Mark
    Congratulations to you and your wife on your newly arrival family member, in less than 24 months two beautiful babies, that is a blessing. Enjoy life as it pleases you..I use this opportunity to wish you and your Family Happy New Year, and all the best in 2012... Thanks for sharing these awsome Photos, stay Blessed.

  • Reply Kay • 3544 days ago

    Hi Mark,

    Congratulations ! and Happy New Year 2012 to you and your family.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.


  • Reply Samuel Frost3538 days ago

    Congratulations Mark!

  • Reply John Brown • 3523 days ago

    Congratulation on your two children, they both look to be fine boys. They will bring you much joy and many memories. I apologize for responding so late. Dealing with the economic crisis has taken its toll. I want to thank you for making Affilorama and CWS available to me. I have tried to build a website and am continuing with that venture. I think as I become more familiar with building these sites I will get better and more easily monetize them. Christmas is an observance I have long abandoned following the teachings of Jehovah God through his word and through his Son. In those teachings it has been brought to my attention that there has been no such teaching by his son and so I abandon the teaching of Christmas as well as many other non scriptural teachings. I don't intend to offend anyone maybe enlighten but it is pointless to share and try to offend. Hope you all can understand that concept. May Jehovah God bless you and your family.

  • Reply mark fewsmith3522 days ago

    Congrats man!

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