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.

2 Comments

  1. dibble June 14, 2010

    It really is amazing how quickly it all happens. Before you know it, you’ll have tears in your eyes watching your little baby climb on the bus for her first day of school, or first day of camp, her first sports game or dance recital, her first day of college, her graduations, her wedding day . . . it’ll have passed over you all like a dream you don’t want to wake up from.

    A lot of proud moments, sad ones, and happy as well. But, it will be faster then you want it to be.

    Enjoy the present always, as there is no better time than right now to enjoy her, and your family for all that you have.

    I wish we were closer so that I could meet her and see you guys in your newest phase of your life all together. I’m sure it’s not easy, and always as good as it could be, but it is so worth it. Take care and many well wishes sent your way . . .

  2. Terry Jackson (Mimi) June 14, 2010

    Hi Cameron! Happy half-birthday! You are such a blessing in our lives too and such a joy to watch grow!

    Becca – love your blog & photos …… you are a wonderful mom. I love you and am so proud of you & Brian!

    Love, Mimi

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