Friday, August 27, 2010


On Monday, August 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm Camille Louise came into the world. The ability of our hearts to love and love some more has proven true again! She weighted 6 lbs, 11 ozs, and was 20 inches long. Her body looks so much like Caroline's did when she was a newborn, but I'm not sure if she looks like either of our girls. She just looks like Camille to us right now, but maybe as she gains a little weight and time goes on, we'll see if we think she favors one of her sisters. So many people have said she looks like one or the other of them, but for now, I just don't see one of them more than the other in her.

Though I was worried about how Charlotte would do with a new baby in the house, Charlotte has been wonderful with Camille at home. She looks for her around the house saying, "Baby, baby." Having Camille as part of the family has brought out the best in our Charlotte girl; as funny as it may sound, Charlotte seems like she has grown up a lot in the past few days. She isn't asking to be held all the time, she is playing independently more, and has generally just been in a really funny and happy mood.

Caroline is in love with her youngest sister, but a little concerned that Camille isn't ready to play yet. I don't think the fact that Camille would be mostly sleeping and eating her way through the day was exactly what Caroline had planned when her new sister came home! But Caroline is learning to roll with the punches and has taken to being a mama to her babies in a new way since Camille came home and is always asking me, "So mama, what are you going to do next with your baby? I'm going to do that with my baby!"

All in all, we are doing well.Camille had a so-so first night home, but last night she did great and I'm hoping that is a little preview into how she'll do in the weeks and months to come. The Lord knows I have prayed and prayed for a good sleeper. We are truly blessed and so thankful for our girls.


amy weiner said...

How precious! Thanks for writing, Ash. I know you've got your hands full. The pictures are precious and I really like the stories, too. Camille is a beauty!

Amelia said...

Yay! So glad to hear that night two went better, and oh! She is a little beauty! Thinking about you every day~

Allison Bussell said...

She is beautiful. Thinking of and praying for all of you daily. Much love!