Yes, We have a two year old in our household now... She is awesome! On May 30th, 2007 at 5:15 in the morning, our beautiful Camelia Mae was brought out of my body and into this world. We have been blessed SO ABUNDANTLY since we have added her to our family, and are in love with who God is forming her to be...
Here are a few memorable events from her first two years with us....
Day of Birth!
She was 8lbs 4.5oz
a pretty big and seemingly healthy baby...
Our happy 3 month old
so skinny and we had no idea...
We went to the cardiologist to see if there was a reason she was not gaining weight
We drove to the hospital right away
They admitted us and that was our new home for a the next month
Our four month old just had open heart surgery
She was in the CVICU for ten days
it felt like a lifetime...
Two months later she was celebrating her first Christmas
So thankful for our beautiful gift of a daughter....
She likes to make funny faces at us,
She likes riding on daddy's back,
and flying through the air.
We celebrated our first Mother's day together...
and her first birthday!!
Our lives since them could be summed up with...
Swimming in water
Bathing in water
playing with things that help you see under water
talking on the play phone
talking in the real phone
hiking with mom and dad
cheering on our team
making funny faces in the water
watching animals who live in the water
holding and helping sister
washing dishes in the water
splashing in puddles of water
swimming with daddy in water
walking in the water....
and being wonderful through it all.
We love our beautiful blessing of a daughter.
She could have been taken away from us, and has overcome so much. She is growing into a beautiful little girl, and we are so blessed by who she is. We pray that she will come to know and love her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ok, so I braided my hair at the beginning of May..... and really want to document this amazingness.... enjoy.
I LOVED it! They were super easy to take care of and yes, I could wash my hair. But, you know how you lose hair every day... yea, well, that still happened, and by the end of the month I could see how many of the braids that made up my hair were overrun with detached hairs that were still woven into the braids.
It was pretty cool, but I figured that I would let my hair breathe, and I decided to unbraid my hair..... not the best result ensued. All of the detached hairs formed many dreadlocks and before I knew it, I was trying to remove these dreadlocked 'weeds' from my healthy hair.... Let's just say I ended up with VERY tired arms, an empty bottle of conditioner, and a ziploc bag completely PACKED full of hair (yes I threw it away, I just wanted to see how much I lost.)
I got a new hair cut and color when I was down South visiting family... It was the first time I have had my hair cut since September of 2007.... Before Cami's surgery that October. I think having two tiny kids really attributed to that fact, and I also think my hair deserved some kind treatment. Ahhh, so that's my story.