Mom to Camden Katherine
February 14, 2012 – May 17, 2012
My beautiful daughter, Camden Katherine, was born February 14th, 2012. She picked the best birthday to have! I am a lover of everything pink — so it was only natural that my 1st born, and destined to be princess, was born on the pinkest holiday that exists. My husband and my “Love day” was now shared with so much more love than ever before. She was our everything. After 1 miscarriage 2 years earlier, at 12 weeks. We longed for a child — it was our passion in life, to be parents.
Camden was the most beautiful baby anyone had ever seen (and yes, I am a little biased). She was smiling at 2 weeks old and never fussy. She was so loved, by all. On May 17th 2012 we received a phone call from the babysitter — Camden was found not breathing. EMS was there, as was my husband who ran — literally– as soon as he got the call. He only worked 2 miles from the sitter’s house. I met them at the hospital. My husband got out of the front of the ambulance and hugged me so hard I felt like I was suffocating. I kept yelling —“Is she okay? Please just let me see my daughter — is she okay?” No one would answer. We were only allowed 1 hour with her after they “called it”. That was the shortest hour of my entire life. No one ever names their baby with the intentions of seeing that name engraved in stone. No one, as a child, plays with their babydoll with dreams of that baby never growing up.
Elly blogs at http://2camsinmylife.wordpress.com.
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