Dear Crissy

Welcome Kara Elizabeth

kara elizabeth

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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  1. Jenn — December 21, 2011 @ 1:36 pm (#)

    Kara is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations, Crissy. :) And yay for VBACs! I had my daughter naturally, and honestly I was very upset to have to have my son via c-section (he was completely sideways, and an external version as well as two weeks worth of “at-home” turning methods didn’t work), so I completely understand your joy at being able to have your daughter naturally. :)

    I hope you’re all doing well! Merry Christmas!


  2. Valerie — December 21, 2011 @ 1:38 pm (#)

    Congrats!!!!! She’s beautiful!


  3. Paula Caudill — December 21, 2011 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    She is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!


  4. Alisha D — December 21, 2011 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    She’s beautiful!!


  5. Kate — December 21, 2011 @ 1:40 pm (#)

    She’s just beautiful! Congrats again, Crissy and family! And welcome baby Kara.


  6. andrea — December 21, 2011 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!


  7. Arianah Watts — December 21, 2011 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    You must be one proud Mama…she is darling! Congrats to you and your family…


  8. Marissa — December 21, 2011 @ 1:44 pm (#)

    Congratulations! She is precious.


  9. Leilani — December 21, 2011 @ 1:44 pm (#)

    Congrats, Crissy! She is beautiful and precious!


  10. Samantha — December 21, 2011 @ 1:44 pm (#)

    What a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!


  11. JulieD — December 21, 2011 @ 1:46 pm (#)

    She is so gorgeous! Thinking about you two! Congratulations again and I love her name! Can’t wait to chat with you but I know you’re busy right now! :D


  12. kim mcintosh — December 21, 2011 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    What a beauty!!! Congrats on the vbac!!!


  13. Kathy — December 21, 2011 @ 1:50 pm (#)

    Aw, that picture melts me too (jumped over here from Facebook). Congratulations and I wish you as many hours of rest as you can possibly get, for as long as you can pull yourself away from your gorgeous new baby. And Merry Christmas too!


  14. Melissa H. — December 21, 2011 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    She’s so beautiful! Congratulations!


  15. Adelina Priddis — December 21, 2011 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    She is gorgeous! Congrats on a VBAC!!


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you are beautiful. hope to see you soon!