Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Happy 1 Week Birthday!

It is hard to believe that my sweet baby is already one week old. She has already changed so much since we brought her home from the hospital. The first week has gone by quickly and has been so much fun! My mom has been here all week, so Camden has got to spend some quality time with her Mamaw. I am so thankful for having my mom here...she has been very helpful! We have to say goodbye to her tomorrow, which will be extremely hard, but Nonna (Jay's mom) will be on her way and we are excited to get to spend time with her.

Being a mom is so rewarding...my heart swells with pride every time someone comes over to visit us. They go on and on about how beautiful Camden is and I just stand there beaming!! I feel like I spend most of my day staring at her, trying to memorize every feature of her sweet body. I am so helplessly in love with this baby girl...my cup runnith over!

Camden and I spend a quite day at home; eating and sleeping, eating and sleeping, and waiting patiently for Daddy to come home. My favorite part of the day is when he finally gets home. His face lights up the minute he sees us. He puts everything down, and makes a bee line for "his girls." He gives me my hugs and kisses (so that I don't feel left out) and then picks up Camden. He spends the rest of the evening with her in his arms...refusing to put her down for anything. Again, my heart swells with love watching them interact together. He holds her tightly hugging and kissing her, rocking her, talking to her, changing her diaper, etc. He likes to lay in the chair and fall asleep with her in his arms. He has a hard time laying her in her bed at night, because he knows that he has to wake up in the morning and leave us again. He his such an amazing Daddy! I am so proud of my family and for the way that God has blessed us in these last 7 days.


Nancy Kirk said...

This week has been so much fun. You and Jay are so much fun to watch. You are so natural and not at all nervous as a lot of first time parents are prone to be. Thanks for letting me share this first week with you. It will hard to leave, but I will be glad to get back with Dad and Sam. I love you all.

campers said...

ok now I am crying!!!!!You both are precious with her! I have loved watching y'all interact with her! I can't wait to see all 3 of you again!

Molls said...

oh sweet jesus i just teared up as well! I'm coming over right now

Mav_Mom said...

Ally and Jay have jumped into parenthood with both feet and huge smiles on their faces! Camden is beautiful (look at her parents!) and already feels the love from her parents and rather large extended family!

Keep up the good work and enjoy every moment!


KirkKrew said...

So sweet! She HAS changed!! I can't wait to see her again soon! Love,

Gigi2 said...

Oh Ally.......you made me cry! I can hardly wait to see you and hold that precious girl. I know just how you feel and there is no way to describe it. God has blessed you with one of his most precious gifts and has blessed Camden with such loving and caring parents. Love you,
Darlene (aka Gigi)

Poefam said...

It is so awesome how much you are loving 'mommy-hood!' I had no doubt that you would be great! Your sweet words make me even more excited for April to arrive! I can't wait to meet that sweet baby girl in a few weeks! Love ya, Mavy!

MamaO-Nonna said...

Ally & Jay,
I am sooooooo PROUD of ALL of you!
Camden is such a GREAT baby, and the two of You are both AMAZING parents! Ally, I am absolutely the most GRATEFUL mother-in-law in the world for such a PRECIOUS daughter-in-law who would allow me to be a part of Camden's first couple of weeks.
Words cannot express the JOY of watching your children grow and be HAPPY! Thank you for being the SWEET young BRIDE for Jay that we asked for all of those years - The Lord blessed us with YOU & now our sweet little Camden!~
My how our family has GROWN!!!!!!!
I love you ALL!