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Friday, September 16, 2011


Introducing with great pride is our sweet rainbow baby, Cameron Bailey Southerland!

Cameron was scheduled to arrive on September 15, 2011 via repeat c-section, and everything went according to plan!  We arrived at the hospital yesterday morning at 7:00 a.m. and was taken back to surgery at 9:15 a.m.  Cameron came out screaming and crying at 9:45!  I was so relieved to hear her crying and screaming that I cried too!

Cameron weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and that's having arrived at 37 weeks!  She is 19.5 inches long and she has a head FULL of black hair!

The only blip that came up during the c-section is that I was hurting a lot while still being operated on and they ended up giving me something that knocked me out for the rest of the procedure.  Fortunately, she was already out, and I had already gotten to see her before they did that.  I was very drowsy for most of the day yesterday, but after it finally wore off, I felt pretty good.

She is such a good girl and we are so proud and so incredibly thankful for this sweet girl!  She is eating great (I chose not to breastfeed with her...own personal decision), but everything is going well!  I know Bailey is watching over her and is so proud of her little sister.

Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday and today!  Happy viewing!

First picture taken by mommy - 9/15/11

Our first family picture - 9/15/11

Daddy's favorite onesie - 9/16/11

I'm a happy baby! - 9/16/11

Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers as we gone down this very long journey to get to this point.  We appreciate it all!  


In My Heart said...

So happy for you!!!


Rhiannon said...

Congratulations and welcome to sweet Cameron! She is so cute, I love the last pic :) I am so happy for you and glad that everything went well. Enjoy every second!!!

Allison said...

I am so happy for you guys and am glad that I could be with you on your journey. <3 Bailey must be one proud and happy angel baby! Cameron is absolutely precious. I look forward to reading more about your first weeks with her and seeing more pictures. And of course, I can't wait to meet her! :-) Big big congratulatory hugs!

Violet1122 said...

Oh My GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!! She is so adorable - congratulations!

I am so excited and happy for you and your husband!

I'm also glad that everything went well (sorry you had some pain, though, and had to be put under)!

But look at that sweetheart! Enjoy every single minute!! Looking forward to more updates!


Katie said...

Congratulations, Danae!!!!!! I am so, so, so happy for you!! She is absolutely beautiful! Lots of hugs to you!

Michelle said...

Congratulations, love the pink outfit!

Jennifer said...

She is a happy baby indeed! Welcome to the world Cameron. Congratulations to you and your hubby! Bailey is surely one proud big sister.

Angela said...

Our babies were born one week apart :) Your Cameron is gorgeous, I cannot believe how much hair she has!

Priscilla said...

Welcome to the world, sweet Cameron!!! I'm so happy she's here...happy and healthy! What a beautiful little sister to sweet Bailey!

car said...

Congrats Danae! Cameron is beautiful. Hope your recovery goes quickly and smoothly.

The Griegers said...

I am SO thrilled for you, I have goosebumps! What a beautiful little girl!

Lia Larson said...

Congrats! She is beautiful!

Brie said...

I've been out of town and missed the arrival of cameron...but let me tell you, the tears are rolling as I came to your blog and scrolled back to this post-so so happy for you and your family. I have the chills just knowing what road you've been down, and how amazing it must be to have gotten to bring her home with you. Many hugs and congratulations on bailey's little sister.