She’s Here! Dates + Deets

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On May 11th, I was put on partial bed rest. My world came to a screeching halt in an instant. To go from my usual routine to just about being dormant was a real eye opener. I was still working from home and so thought if this was “bed rest”, perhaps I could get through it.

On May 25th, I was told no more partial bed rest but instead it was time to have a seat and make every effort to keep my daughter from being born prematurely. Her health and well being is of course, something I don’t take lightly. I followed every single rule given to me.

On June 15th, my body was moving right along and preparing for delivery. My doctor said, the baby could come any day now. I was one day short of 35 weeks.

On June 19th, my mom dropped everything and flew here to L.A. to be here to help me with getting through bed rest and also prepared to meet her grand daughter – early. My mom was here for a couple of weeks. She gave my husband some much needed relief from doing every thing on his own while I lay in bed praying to make it another week closer to full term. I guess my daughter changed her mind about getting here so quickly because aside from one false alarm trip to the hospital… there was nothing. She was sticking in there.

On July 5th, my mom went back home to Michigan. At 10:30 at night, her flight took off. She’d helped us out a ton but still hadn’t had a chance to meet her grand daughter. I kept saying, “I bet she’ll come the minute you leave.”

On July 6th, at 7:30 in the morning… those words came true as I went into labor. Who knew it would actually happen that way? My darling little girl made her debut into this world. I had been pregnant one day shy of 38 weeks. She’s a full term baby!!! Praise God!

She tipped the scales at 6 lbs and 11 oz. She immediately won the heart of her big brother and of course, her mommy and daddy. I can’t believe I’m a mom of two! We are settling in and trying to find our new normal.

On July 14th, my husband and I will celebrate five years of marriage. We’ll be at home, cozy and full of love with our little family that’s just grown by one. Sounds like a great anniversary date to me.

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42 Responses to She’s Here! Dates + Deets
  1. KalleyC
    July 12, 2012 | 9:06 am

    Congratulations! I am so glad she was full term and everything turned out okay. As for that little darling of yours, she is beautiful!

  2. Christina
    July 12, 2012 | 9:35 am

    OMG, congratulations Cam! She is soooo beautiful! Awwww! I’m glad you were able to cook her until full term, I know how hard bed rest is on you!

  3. Aracely
    July 12, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  4. This Cookn Mom
    July 12, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Oh my Cam, she is beautiful. She looks just like you and your hubs. I’m glad everything went well.

    Happy Anniversary!

  5. Latorsha
    July 12, 2012 | 10:20 am

    YAY!! I knew something was going on, so glad it was good stuff! Congrats and take care mommy!

  6. Gerri
    July 12, 2012 | 11:12 am

    Awww, congrats! How precious!

    I read this post totally not expecting it to be the birth announcement. What a sweet surprise. πŸ™‚

    And Happy Anniversary to your and your hubby. We are also celebrating our anniversary this weekend — six years. πŸ™‚

    Congrats again! Can’t wait to hear more about Little Miss Precious.

  7. Kita
    July 12, 2012 | 11:24 am

    I was not expecting a birth announcement today lol but so glad I read it. She is a cutie congrats and happy anniversary what a great way to celebrate.

  8. Amber
    July 12, 2012 | 11:24 am

    I lover her already!!! And I consider myself blessed to have been there on this journey with you. I look forward to so much more – including giving her a cousin to play with one day!

  9. Natalie
    July 12, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Oh my she is gorgeous! I had no idea she had made her debut…so glad you made it to 38 weeks and can’t believe she came right after your mom left. Congrats she is adorable!!!!

  10. Baby Shopaholic
    July 12, 2012 | 11:44 am

    Congrats! She is beautiful!!!! What a crazy story! She was born the day before Peyton’s Birthday.

  11. Jenni
    July 12, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    Congrats!! She is beautiful! So happy for you and your family!

  12. Lisa
    July 12, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    It is such a blessing to come out on the other side of bed rest. Congratulations!

  13. Krissy
    July 12, 2012 | 6:10 pm

    Cammmmm! Congrats! She’s beautiful!

  14. Mrs. Pancakes
    July 12, 2012 | 6:17 pm

    oh i wasn’t expecting this at all…yaah!!!! congratulations…she is gorgeous!!

  15. Barbara
    July 13, 2012 | 2:14 am

    Congratulations!!! She is so beautiful!

  16. Kim @ The Family Practice
    July 13, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Oh my goodness isn’t that always how it goes?! So sorry your mom missed it but congratulations on your lovely, lovely little girl! She has so much hair! And so happy for you that you made it full term all safe and sound.

  17. Roses Daughter
    July 13, 2012 | 10:23 am

    I’m so so so late!!! Congratulations!! She’s beautiful!!!!

  18. Bernetta Style
    July 13, 2012 | 10:35 am

    I loved the time line. I bet your mother was like, “OMG! OMG!!!” So when is she coming back now?
    I am very happy for you! My son’s bday is 7/4 so it’s fun having a summer baby! I am the mother of two also (a boy first, girl second). I love my son, but I have so much dress up fun with my baby girl! Well she is 4 now! Congrats!!

  19. Mimi
    July 13, 2012 | 10:36 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You’ll see what we told you about being a mom of 2 to come true. A small adjustment period then its just like its always been that way!

  20. The Chic SAHM
    July 13, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Congrats! She is gorgeous!!

  21. bravoerunway
    July 14, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Congratulations Cam! She is absolutely beautiful! I am glad to hear you are doing well πŸ™‚

  22. YUMMommy
    July 14, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Yay! Congrats on a safe and healthy delivery! She is such a beauty. Sorry your mom missed it. Something similar happened when I delivered JJ. I was trying to hang in there until my mom could make it to the hospital but he other plans.

    She arrived ten minutes after I pushed him out. Babies have a mind of their own.

  23. Mrs. Mom
    July 14, 2012 | 6:54 pm

    Congrats!!! She precious! Happy Anniversary!

  24. Nellie
    July 14, 2012 | 7:39 pm

    Cam, OMGOSH! First she is SO gorgeous.

    Second, what a story!! You really have gone through it these past couple of weeks! (hugs)

    I am happy baby is here safe and sound. So excited and can’t wait to see more pics!

  25. Rae
    July 15, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Congrats on your new bundle of joy! God bless you all!

  26. Joanne
    July 16, 2012 | 5:15 am

    MAJOR congratulations! I’m so glad everyone is healthy and happy. She is gorgeous.

  27. Eva
    July 16, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Congrats to your 5th anniversary! Best wishes for your forthcoming years! Your babies are so cute!

  28. Felicia
    July 16, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Congratulations on a healthy, beautiful girl and your anniversary! So much to celebrate!

  29. Kristin
    July 16, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    Congrats lady! She is just gorgeous. Our lil’ beans are just a couple weeks apart! πŸ™‚

  30. Kristin
    July 16, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    Congrats lady! She is just gorgeous. Our lil’ beans are just a couple weeks apart! πŸ™‚

  31. Jessica
    July 16, 2012 | 6:16 pm

    Aww. Congratulations!!! She’s such a beauty! I’m hoping and praying you are well, dear friend. xo.

  32. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    July 16, 2012 | 7:08 pm

    I LOVE this post! Your baby girl is so precious and so beautiful! And I’m so happy that she is healthy and was full term. Praise God indeed! Rest up, mama! And happy anniversary… such a blessing. xoxo

  33. Quiana
    July 17, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    Awww congrats! I’m catching up on your posts and saw the good news. It was the same with me and my mom: as soon as she left Nia arrived. Such is life! Happy 5th anniversary as well!

  34. Glamamom
    July 18, 2012 | 11:38 am

    HUGE congrats! She is gorgeous!! Feel well.

  35. Born27
    July 19, 2012 | 7:05 am

    Congratulations! It’s good to hear that you delivered safe and sound. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.

  36. Tiffany
    July 23, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this one, but I did!! Congrats to you and the family. Many blessings to you all.

  37. Weather Anchor Mama
    July 23, 2012 | 10:04 pm

    OMG! She’s so beautiful! She has a lot of hair!

  38. The Pepperrific Life
    July 24, 2012 | 10:24 pm

    Congrats! She’s beautiful! Take care. Stay happy πŸ™‚

  39. Cari
    July 30, 2012 | 2:15 am

    She. Is. Breathtaking! Congratulations to your family. A blessing indeed. That little girl seems like she is as strong as her Mama!

  40. Janine Thomas
    July 31, 2012 | 2:57 am

    Congratulations and I am happy for you for having a successful labor. It is so nice having a new member in a family.

  41. Sasha Moretz
    August 3, 2012 | 4:22 am

    Congratulations for your new member of your family. So, good to hear that you deliver it safely.

  42. Pauline Stacey
    August 8, 2012 | 3:06 am

    Your baby is so cute and beautiful. I love watching her pretty face.

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