Sweet Phoebe… you were born only 5 days ago, and it’s already been the most exhilarating, exhausting, joy and love-filled week of my life. From your wispy dark hair to the tips of your tiny delicate toes, you are perfect. I can watch you sleep for hours, but when you open up those big blue eyes to meet mine – well, that’s when my heart feels like it’s going to burst from too much love. I fall more in love with your dad every time I see him hold you close, and even though we’re both completely sleep-deprived (you’re 100% nocturnal), a part of me wants these first couple of weeks with just the 3 of us hiding away at home to never end. I’m already terrified of how fast you’re going to grow, and I don’t want to miss a second. Every day is an adventure as you reveal some new facet of your little personality, and your dad and I know we’re the luckiest people in the world just to have you in our lives.

Now, about that “sleeping-at-night” thing…….

70 comments
  1. 1
    debra@dustjacket | August 17, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Heart-melting in her perfectness … take care xoxo

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    lindsay | August 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    She is so beautiful, congratulations x

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    Carrie Z | August 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Congratulations! She is precious.

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    Charlotte from Ma vie en rose bonbon | August 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Congratulations dear Camille. I wish her all the best in her sweet and lovely life.

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    Casie | August 17, 2012 at 8:17 am

    too sweet. congrats!!! she’s beautiful πŸ™‚

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    Tiffany @ Savor Home | August 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

    She’s so sweet… Congratulations!

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    Amanda | August 17, 2012 at 8:25 am

    She is so beautiful! Congrats!

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    Daniella | August 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Too cute Camille!

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    Becky {This Is Happiness} | August 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Aww…so, so precious Camille. She looks so sweet and perfect. What an exciting, snuggled-filled time for you and your husband. Congratulations on your new little blessing.

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    Meg (MIMI+MEG) | August 17, 2012 at 8:57 am

    So happy for you and Adam. Can’t wait to meet her. πŸ™‚

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    Jessica | August 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

    She is so gorgeous! Congratulations again, Camille!

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    Melanie Brown | August 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Camille, I had a very good cry reading your love note to Phoebe.
    So so precious, she is…….

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    Lindsay {LCVintage} | August 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations Camille! Phoebe is gorgeous!

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    Hamptontoes | August 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

    She is perfection! You are most wise to enjoy the moments, as they go fast. I have two little ones that I continue to ask myself where the time is going.

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    Liz @ Shorely Chic | August 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

    You’re right, she’s perfect! Congratulations on your beautiful Phoebe girl πŸ™‚

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    Aunt Lez | August 17, 2012 at 9:21 am

    …saving this in my Phoebe folder πŸ™‚ . welcome to the Mom club: featuring love like a river! now you understand why we would literally fight a bear for you guys….love is a funny master. you will be the sweetest mom and Adam the warmest dad ever. Phoebe is truly blessed beyond limits. thank you Lord!

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    Mia | August 17, 2012 at 9:32 am

    She is so beautiful! Congratulations, Camille! What a beautiful letter to your daughter, too…

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    Erin | August 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

    She’s stunning my dear – just like you! xx

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    Lindsay | August 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    She is adorable! Love the name! Congrats!!

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    Annie Hall | August 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Phoebe is as beautiful as you and I already love her as much as I do you. You’re going to be a great MOM..

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    chelsea | August 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Oh my goodness… just so beautiful

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    The New Diplomats Wife | August 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    congratulations camille and family – she’s absolutely lovely! enjoy the cocoon of those first weeks at home, once you emerge, life sets on fast forward and never really goes back to the way it was but every minute is a fantastic adventure!

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    delia | August 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Phoebe’s adorable πŸ™‚

    delia
    http://www.lovelaughlipglosses.com/2012/08/happy-weekend.html

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    Rose | August 17, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Camille, reading your note to Phoebe was very touching and I send warm wishes to the three of you. Congratulations to your precious new addition!

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    Deanna | August 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

    She’s a beauty! Congratulations!

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    domonique @ a bowl full of simple | August 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

    congrats!! she is SO beautiful! i can almost smell that sweet new baby smell.
    as for sleeping through the night…my friends and family call me the sleep expert!
    this is what you need:
    aden+anais swaddle blankets. wrap her really snug. THEN you need a kiddopotamus swaddle wrap over the other one. feed her, burp her, put her down, kiss her + walk away.
    never let her sleep more than 2 hrs. during the day and never keep her up for more than 75-90 minutes between sleeps. i promise you! she will stretch her nighttime sleeping in no time! sweet dreams!

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    Heather | August 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    so precious!! thank you for sharing!!

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    elizabeyta | August 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    She is such a sweetie! My suggestion is to take LOTS of pictures, everyday. Especially in the first days and months. You will be amazed at how quickly she changes πŸ™‚

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    Jackie @ Daydreamer | August 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations! She’s so beautiful! I’m so glad you’re enjoying your time as a family and I hope you get some sleep soon!

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    Lulu | August 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I can’t imagine feeling that way, but then I’ve never had the drive to have kids.

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    Arielle | August 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    She is beautiful! I definitely got teary eyed reading this. Congratulations!

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    naomi | August 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    She’s gorgeous! πŸ™‚

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    Laura Knapp | August 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Congrats Camille, she’s absolutely beautiful!

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    Nina | August 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations, Camille! She is so beautiful! Wish you all the best!

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    Camie | August 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations! Your baby girl is beautiful! She was born on the same day one of my girlfriends had her first baby too!
    Best wishes to your little family!!

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    arshia | August 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    congratulations, she’s so beautiful.

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    James | August 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Beautiful little girl! Congrats again Camille!

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    Love This Life | August 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    She is gorgeous!! What a sweet post!

    Domonique is right on target about sleeping. It works! We did this with both our girls including the double swaddle. The other thing is to keep her in front of a window sometimes while she sleeps during the day just until her circadian rhythm gets on track. This not only helps them figure out night vs. day but it helps them get rid of excess bilirubin faster.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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    • Phyllis | August 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Wow! That window advice is genius! Never would have thought of it, but it makes perfect sense and I bet it works.

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    Phyllis | August 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Dear Camille…this post put a lump in my throat. She is precious and a very blessed little girl with such loving, doting parents. Congratulations!

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    Amy | August 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    She’s gorgeous Camille! A mother’s love for her child is truly indescribable and one of life’s greatest gifts. Enjoy this time together.

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    Rowaida Flayhan | August 19, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Congratulations on your new born baby girl. She is so cute and adorable, an angel. Babies are a great joy in life. Blessings xo

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    Ingrid | August 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Many congratulations and best wishes for a happy and healthy life for Phoebe

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    joy | August 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    congrats mama!! she’s beautiful! can’t wait to meet her in a few months!

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    Felicity A. Littles | August 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Oh, how sweet. She is so beautiful. I have two sons. My oldest just had his 17th birthday and I still have the memory of him as an infant in my head without looking at a photo. It’s unreal how real the memory feels. I love my two little men more today then the day of their birth. Your love for her will only grow stronger! What a wonderful blessing!

    This is the best time of your life. May God continue to bless you and your family!

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    Christy | August 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Camille- of all the posts you’ve ever written, this is by far my favorite. So beautiful, joyful, and personal. What a sweet, perfect gift you’ve been blessed with in Phoebe! Congratulations to you & Adam. Just reading your love note made me even more excited to become a mom & experience those emotions & feeling for myself later this year! XOXO.

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    lexi | August 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    She is so incredibly beautiful! I can’t imagine how excited you must feel right now! Congrats!

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    Maddy @ Somewhere Splendid | August 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Whio1`ajk

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    Maddy @ Somewhere Splendid | August 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Sorry about that last comment – that was Aurora saying hi to Phoebe πŸ˜‰

    She’s so sweet! Congrats again. Everything you said was exactly how I felt after she was born… once my hormones stabilized. I’d look at Rory and think, “I didn’t think I could love Devon more…” But you do! And it’s not really “more” but “differently”. I loved him as my husband and partner as much as is humanly possible, but now I love him ALSO as the father of my perfect little girl.

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    Lisa | August 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Precious Phoebe!- oh how absolutely darling your sweet baby girl is! Can’t get over her teenie tiny perfect pink little bow shape lips and lovely luminous eyes. The picture of health. Love the name as well! Thank you for sharing
    Congratulations !

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    Kate | August 21, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Congratulations! Such a special time. I have a 5 week old bub, so was following your pregnancy closely, thanks for sharing. They are so amazing but god Im tired!!!!!!! When the going gets tough my friend told me to think of this…”if you ever feel like a failure, sit for a moment and gaze at your unique child. Nuzzle her soft downy head and breathe in her sweet baby smell. Accept that if things are tough right now it’s not your fault, and that it’s okay to reach out for help. Know that you can’t have a baby this beautiful, this bright and this lovely unless you’re doing a damn good job. You are a great mother!”

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    Heidi | August 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Miss P is beyond precious! The first few weeks are such a blur yet filled with so many wonderful emotions!

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    Janelle | August 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes!!!

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    Lydia- The Party Wagon | August 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    She is precious! I felt the same way when I had my first little one- a baby girl named Camille! πŸ™‚ And, I still feel that way! That love only grows! Congratulations!!

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    Cheryl | August 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    So precious. What a beautiful little letter to your new daughter. Congratulations! I’m so excited to be following you! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see more pictures along the way. <3

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    Mariana | August 22, 2012 at 3:52 am

    She’s gorgeous!!

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    Bek @ Just For Daisy | August 22, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Found you via your fabulous herb pots but couldn’t resist this gorgeous face! Hope you begin to get more sleep at night! Funny how they come out a little mixed up wtih night/day! Our little girl is now 9 weeks old and giving us 6 hours straight most nights! Yay! All the best, look forward to looking around your delightful blog! x

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    sreebindu | August 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

    beautiful post , filled with honest emotions πŸ™‚ awww .. congratulations πŸ™‚
    xoxo

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    Uncle Rick and Aunt Trish De La Torre | August 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Phoebe is beautiful. We believe she is a blessed child to have the parents and grandparents she does. We are sure she will bring much joy into your lives.

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    bridget b. @ 623Designs | August 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Congratulations! She’s the sweetest!

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    Taffy Stimmel | August 25, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Phoebe is the most precious little angel!! so beautiful!! <3 thank you for sharing this gorgeous little one with all of us!! You and she are very blessed! <3

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    A Serene Life For Me | August 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Camille, she is lovely. Enjoy this time because it goes so fast. Everything else can wait. Your little miracle will be walking and talking before you know it. Also, iit is so easy to get tired out at this stage – follow the baby books advice and sleep when she does. Get help with the other things. You are going to need to be refreshed for her. All the best.

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    Priscilla Joy | August 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Simply beautiful. Congratulations.

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    Sarah | August 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    She’s so beautiful, Camille! It’s been so fun to watch as you prepare for baby – congrats!

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    Deirdre | August 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Congratulations — she is a beautiful baby. You will be an amazing mother. XO

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    Debra | September 5, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations! She is perfect. πŸ˜€

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    Kaara | October 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Congratulations! She is perfect!

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