Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Welcome to the world, baby girl

Yesterday, March 24, 2009 at 1:52 PM we welcomed Cameron Patricia into our family. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and is 18.5 inches long. And needless to say, is also absolutely perfect!

DH and I met with the doctor last week and we decided to proceed with a c-section. It could not have gone better. Ironically, while hooked up for the pre-op tests, I was having contractions 4 minutes apart. And I couldn't even tell! I'm already up and moving around and will hopefully get some solid food for lunch. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that!

Cameron has already had some great feeding sessions this morning after being very sleepy and not interested in feeding for most of yesterday. I guess that isn't uncommon in c-section babies. She also had to go to the NICU briefly because she was grunting after she came out. I didn't get to hold her until a couple of hours after I was in recovery. But I got to see DH hold her before she was whisked off.

We actually got a few hours of sleep last night. Cameron has been sleeping 2-3 hours at a stretch which I hope continues. I think she looks a lot like DH but it's hard to tell with her this small. Here are a couple of pictures. She has so much hair! And it is longer in the back and kind of kinked so I think she will have curls.

Stacey getting ready to walk to the OR.
Little Cameron is already posing for pictures.

Our first family photo

13 comments:

LauraC said...

Congratulations! Beautiful baby, happy parents! Love love love all that hair!

Mommy, Esq. said...

I swear I'm crying after reading that post. I'm so happy for you guys. And her cheeks are so adorable!

A. said...

Such kissable cheeks! Congratulations to all of you, I can't wait to meet her in person (some day!!).

G. said...

Oh big congrats on Cameron's arrival!!! I'm a March 24 baby too- what a beautiful girl I now get to share the day with. Her hair is fantastic, cheeks so adorable, and I look forward to hearing all about her antics when you get to take her home. Speedy recovery to you - sounds like you're doing great.

Theresa said...

Congratulations!! She is just precious!

barbashlack2 said...

She looks adorable! I love all her hair - I take this as a sign that she will inherit the FAMOUS Jenkins Eyelashes :)

Jordan said...

Congratulations on your cute new addition!

Anonymous said...

You all look wonderful. . .and what a beautiful baby girl. She already has her own folder on my computer desktop for your pictures. Thank you. . .hugs and kisses to all 3 of you!. . Mimi and Papa

Helen said...

Yay! Can't wait to meet her:)
And Cam will get to share her birthday not only with the fabulous Gretchen, but also the fabulous Big Helen! March 24th must be a great day!

Danielle said...

Congratulations!!!! She's gorgeous!!!

almostima said...

Congratulations on your new little cutie! And don't be a hero -- you had major surgery and it will take you a while to do stuff.

Donna said...

Congratulations! Take it easy - having a c-section can be wonderful, but you need your rest too! Beautiful little girl!

jerseygirl77 said...

Congratulations!!! Welcome little Cameron!!!! She's gorgeous and you all look wonderful! Best wishes!