6 Months Old
I can hardly believe that 6 months ago today, I was up late getting last minute things together before heading to the hospital the next morning to deliver Cameron! At that point, my mind was racing a million miles per hour with concerns over delivery complications (kinda hard not to worry about that being a labor and delivery nurse) and then trying to figure out how in the world I was going to take care of this completely helpless infant who depended on me for everything! Would I be able to meet her needs? Would I cause developmental delays if I didn’t do tummy time right or provide the right games and activities for her?
My entire pregnancy was perfect. Free of all complications. I worked 12 hour shifts on my feet until delivery. I was so blessed. Every day I saw people who were like me, complication free, but I also saw people who faced some of the scariest and most tragic moments of their lives. I prayed for Cameron constantly. -Dear God, Please take care of my baby girl. She is your child and her life is in your hands. Please protect her.- Pregnancy is beautiful but very difficult for someone who likes to be in control. Pregnancy taught me to have faith. I was not in control. Worrying about it did nothing. Nothing has ever touched my life as much as this did.
God provided. I was calm and oddly detached from the “nursing perspective” during my labor and delivery. Cameron’s birth was probably the best moment of my entire life. She was here. She was alive. She was pink and she was screaming. Thank you, God! Every day with Cameron has been such a blessing. I still look at her and can’t believe it. She’s this perfect little innocent ball of cuteness that God put our lives. What an honor to watch her grow! Nothing has ever been so rewarding!
So here we are, 6 months later. She was once a tiny 7 lb infant who could do nothing for herself. She is now probably close to 15 lbs and is sitting up, babbling, laughing and interacting like I never imagined she would. My gosh! Life is truly amazing.
When I think about it, 6 months used to pass without meaning. It would fly by but it didn’t matter. What a difference 6 months is to us now. Our lives have changed forever and we wouldn’t trade her for anything. Before we know it, she’ll be a year and I’ll be saying the same thing. Until then, here are some new pictures of my darling girl. I can’t imagine that life gets much better than this.