Welcome Kara Elizabeth

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Well, she’s here, and she is beautiful.

Kara Elizabeth Page was born on December 14th, (the day after my birthday), at 11:11 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz. and was 20″ long.

Notice the little birthmark on her wrist? How precious is that?

I went to my regular OB appointment on December 13th, and found that once again, my blood pressure was high. After doing an NST, and continuing to monitor my blood pressure that morning, my doctor decided to send me to the hospital for closer monitoring.

I wasn’t sure at that time if I would be induced, or not, but after a couple hours, my doctor decided that starting a slow induction would be best.

Because I was shooting for a VBAC, the induction had to be entered into gently to avoid risk of uterine rupture.

I will be posting a full birth story when I am able to collect my thoughts, but, I will say that I was able to have my VBAC, and the difference in the recovery vs. a c-section is so incredible. I feel pretty good, and aside from a little jaundice that we’re getting past now, Kara is a perfect, perfect jewel.

More later, but… look at this angel. Babies are truly a miracle.

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