9 years ago....wow, I can't believe it has been 9 years already.
Today is our crazy Camryn's birthday. She is so funny, outgoing, carefree, compassionate, spirited....and a million other things that I absolutely adore.
Her little sister loves her to bits. Her big sister loves her too....just in a different way. Roo affectionately refers to her as her "baby sister" and gets quite upset if she doesn't get a kiss before Camryn leaves the van for school.
I still remember the day that she was born. I knew that she was going to weigh in around the 8 pound mark and in my head an 8 pound baby was about the size of an average 5 year old. I still remember being in shock that such a tiny thing could weigh 8 pounds.
I was so anxious to hold her and get to know this little person who insisted on rolling around in my belly when I was trying to eat (not the most pleasant of sensations). I had to wait a very long 3 hours before I could have her all to myself. She needed some extra care after her surprisingly fast delivery.
When I finally got to hold my baby they put this bundle of black hair and chubby red cheeks in my arms and I was in love. Darian loved her so much!! She was thrilled that she had a sister (something I need to remind her about now) and was so relieved as she wanted nothing to do with a baby brother.....as she said "boys are nothing but trouble".
9 years.....when did time start speeding by? I am sure that when I close my eyes tonight I will wake up and another 9 years will have flown by but I know that I will love those 9 years just as much as I have the last 9.
Happy Birthday Camryn!! Love Mommy.