Camilla Ann is a more beautiful redemption than I ever could have hoped for.
I don't know how much of her birth story I can (or want to) share, since it's not just my story to tell. In all, it was perfect. J was amazing. Our time in the hospital was perfect. And yesterday we brought home the baby we will (hopefully) get to keep forever and call our own.
Camilla weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces at birth. She has dark hair, the most squeezable cheeks you've ever seen, and makes baby bird noises cute enough to make me forget how much I hate birds.
We have never been happier. And yet my heart aches for J, too. This quote resonates to the depth of my soul right now.
I so appreciate all of the support, prayers, and well wishes poured out on us this week (and the last six years). We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift we have been given. I am nearly delirious with happiness. Fifty times a day I am overwhelmed with the realization that I am ____ (feeding, wearing, changing, showing off) my daughter. It's like living in the best dream I have ever had. I hope I never wake up.
Let the whole world bless our God and loudly sing his praises. Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling...We went through fire and flood, but you brought us to a place of great abundance. Psalm 66:8,9,12