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Monday, October 16, 2006


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Congratulations! She is a beauty.

Congratulations to you and Brian! She is absolutely adorable, and I am glad to hear that all went well!!

Oooh, so glad to see some photos! She's splendid, and you two look giddy happy! Love and prayers from some of your Indiana family.

How sweet, congratulations!

So sweet! Congratulations again.

Oh, she's gorgeous! Congrats again!!!

She's absolutely incredibly gorgeous. Congratulations, Arwen and Bryan.

That is one beautiful baby! Congrats and can't wait to see more pictures!

Ooooooh!!!! What a beautiful girl! And a beautiful name too! I am so thrilled for you both, and can't adequately express it. Enjoy! xoxoxo

I have been waiting for so long to read about you having your beloved daughter. God bless all of you.

She's so cute!!
Pictures of new mommy's looking down at baby are so awesome.. yours is sweet ..& I really like mine too.

Digital cameras are awesome to take tons of pictures.. at 6 mo. we have over 2300 of Keith, ya wow! I'm amazed too!

Enjoy her newness much! All the stages up till now are great!!

Love you!

P.S. My littlest saw the baby's picture and said "cheese" - see, even he can see how adorably cute she is :-)

Oh my gosh! Congratulations! She is beautiful, and what a lovely name.

Wow, what a beautiful baby.

And you both look so relaxed - you will have a wonderful time of parenthood, you can tell already.


So, so cute!! Congratulations.

Sweet pea!!! Congratulations...and enjoy these tender days.

What a beauty. I adore her name!

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

She's perfect! Congratulations mommy!!

So so beautiful! Congratulations on a healthy baby.

she is P.E.R.F.E.C.T.!!!! I am so excited for you guys! Welcome Home!

Congratulations, Mama and Papa!

How can there be so much personality expressed in that last picture? She's so graceful, so self-contained. Almost dancer-like.

Glad to hear that - partially placental abruption aside - you're all perfect and well.

Oh, Arwen! How perfect and beautiful and wonderful. Mazal tov to you and Bryan, and to your whole family. This entry gave me chills, it really did. She's a delight. (also, what a great name!)

Too sweet!!

Mary, mom to many

absolutely perfect! what a wonderful baby.

Lurker delurking to say your little one is gorgeous. So glad she's here safe and things are going well.

oh Arwen, she is so adorable. Im so happy for you three!!!! I know you are so happy and totally in love.
hope all goes well for you.

congratulations again!

thanks for sharing the pics so soon!


Congratulations again! And I think she looks like a little carbon copy of Bryan in the last one ;).

Wow! She's so small and beautiful! Congratulations again!

She is perfect! Such beautiful hair and long fingers. I agree she looks like Daddy. I'm curious, awhile back you said you had a feeling about the gender. Were you right?

I love her name, and thank you for sharing her with us so quickly after the birth (can't wait for that story!).

What a lovely little girl!!! The wholeness and peace in her face in the last picture is perfect. Yes, she sure was a long time coming. Yet I suppose in some sense, her timing was perfect. What a gift! Seeing those pictures reminded me that miracles really do happen.

This is all so surreal--it seems like just a moment ago I started reading your blog, you waiting for a pregnancy and me, trying to keep one---and here we are!

I'm almost out of a first trimester and I'm looking at pictures of your dear sweet Camilla.

She is a pretty, pretty thing. I can't wait to see more pictures.

Partially abrupted placenta. There is something I never thought would happen---

Gorgeous baby, Arwen! You all look so happy. Congratulations again to all three of you!

She's beautiful--and what a lovely name! Congratulations, Arwen & Bryan.

So beautiful! I'm crying, and I'm at work!

Congratulations again.

Oh Arwen! She is soooo beautiful!

Welcome to the greatest adventure of your life.

She's beautiful! And does look like her Daddy!

Welcome, Camilla. We've been waiting for you.

Arwen, she is gorgeous! Congratulations! You look wonderful.

So sweet... I'm glad to hear things went well.

Many many blessings!

What a pleasant early surprise! Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Arwen, she's beautiful! And even more beautiful in person, of course.

I am so happy that we both got to have the happiest day of our lives on the same day! What a wonderful coincidence!

ah! she's gorgeous. look way too good :)

Look at you, momma! She's so beautiful!

Partial placental abruption, yikes! I'm very glad you and Camilla made it through that ok. She looks great and so do you! Is that *red* hair I see?


She's beautiful. I'd missed out on the posts over the weekend w/ no internet. So when I got to you, it was so wonderful. She's beautiful, congrats. you and Bryan will be wonderful parents.

(delurking to congratulate!!!)

What a lovely family you all make! Thanks for putting up pictures so soon. Enjoy these happy days together.

Obviously that is one beautiful baby. BUT! Has no one noticed how fabulous Arwen looks? Congratulations again, all three of you.

She is inexpressibly beautiful, Arwen. Of course, I don't need to tell you that. You & Brian already know. ;)

The best picture has got to be the last one. Already cuddling up & bonding with Mama gazing down at her little beauty. :o) The best part is that through your glasses you can see little Camilla - the beautiful daughter through the eyes of a loving mother. It's just... beautiful. Makes you breathless to think that that's the way God looks at you, doesn't it?

Again, congratulations, Arwen, Bryan & family. You're all in my prayers.

Welcome, little Camilla; the world is a brighter, better place for having you in it. Enjoy it, it's only going to get better from here. :o)

Oh, wow, what a beautiful family! :)

Stunningly beautiful! Congrats to all of you! :)

Congratulations, she looks perfect in every way. :-) And you look pretty great yourself - a rather impressive feat right after labor!!

Congratulations Arwen! She is just beautiful. And I think she looks like Daddy too.

happy tears, happy tears! and might i say she doesn't look like a newborn! she's BEAUTIFUL!

Yes, she looks like dad. She has your dainty features too!

She is just perfect. Congrats!

Wow, just look at that downy blond head. She is gorgeous! Congrats, congrats, congrats!



I'm bowled over by how beautiful she is and how happy you guys look. I'm so very, very happy for you. And I love her name!

Perfect and beautiful! Congratulations to the 3 of you!

Sounds pretty scary, but I'm glad to hear that all is well. Hugs on your first few days!

wow she is gorgeous... Congratulations to you all. God bless.


She's beautiful!

She is beautifull Arwen, God is so good.

I have been following your journey for a long while now..all the way from Australia. Congratulations....she is absolutely beautiful...


but selfishly, i'm most excited because she was BORN ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how freaking awesome is that? it's the perfect time to have a birthday, camilla...enjoy!

my roommate texted me to tell me...because i was away for the weekend. :)

I will add my congratulations to the rest - I am so happy for you and your family! May God's blessing continue to shower down on you. And what a lovely, lovely name :) Hugs!

Have not left a comment in ages, but so happy to do so now! Best wishes for a wonderful life together! Prayers galore too!

Welcome Home!


She is perfection. God is so Great, isn't he? Congratulations on your beautiful little girl. I've been following you for about a year and am thrilled about your new blessing!

Beautiful, and congratulations!


Oh, she is so sweet! What a great blessing!

So glad everything worked out well. When you posted that you were going away and hoping the baby would wait, somehow I had a feeling she wouldn't! What a blessed surprise!

congrats again! she's an absolute doll :)

Beautiful baby! Congratulations!!!

I have been following your blog for a year or so as well, and especially lately! I am so happy for you and Bryan! She is a beautiful baby with a beautiful name. God bless you!

Congratulations and God bless!

Wow! She is so beautiful, you three are a gorgeous family!

Arwen, I know you did all the hard work and you'll get tired of hearing this... but she looks just like her daddy and soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congrats to your new and improved family!

My bloglines didn't update this!

Arwen, congratulations! She looks just like her Dad.

(Longtime reader, first time commenter.)


The pictures are worth a thousand words. Thank you for sharing, and best wishes as you and Camilla adjust and get settled in!

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

80 commenters later, I still want to say Congratulations on your sweet, sweet girl. I am so happy for you. I'm going to guess that it will take a little while to post again ... being suddenly thrown into sleepless nights and everything else that goes along with mommyhood will do that to a girl! Your fans are easily satisfied with pictures, though. ;) Let us know that you're alive when you can. In the meantime, know that we're thinking of you!

OH, she's just divine!

I hope you'll share your birth story. So sorry you also had the abruption! That can be so scary...

Wow, she's just gorgeous!! And I'm assuming this will be the final post under the category "Journey to Parenthood?" Congratulations and God bless!

You all look so happy and healthy. Congratulations.

Gorgeous - congrats to you and your whole family!!!

She's perfect. Congratulations.


The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you. And give you peace forever.

Arwen and Bryan,
Welcome to Planet Parenthood! God has truly rewarded your faithfulness.

Much love to your family (and remember, parents with their first child are such a wonderful reflection of the Holy Family!)

Just wanted to say congratulations! Have been reading your blog since before you were pregnant and have yet to comment. She is beautiful--love the hair.


SOOOOOO beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

Love her name!

I will be having my first daughter two weeks from TODAY. I still can't believe it!

SO HAPPY and excited for you!

She is just so beautiful, and you are so so very blessed! I am so happy to see pictures!! A million congratulations!

Happy first week birthday and welcome to the world, beautiful girl!
Congratualtions to your lucky parents!

Congrats!!! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous and I wish you both everything of the best. You've gone through a lot to get to this point and deserve all the happiness that your beautiful daughter will bring both you and your husband. Much love to all of you!

She is absolutely gorgeous. Oh, and great name, Camilla. Still can't decide on one for our next due...What else is there to say but congratulations!!

Congratulations Arwen!

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