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.

    132 Comments on “Welcome Kara Elizabeth”

  1. Congrats, Crissy! She’s gorgeous – enjoy every minute!

  2. She is absolutely adorable!!!

  3. Breathtakingly beautiful! Congratulations :)

  4. Congratulations, Crissy. She is beautiful. What a gift!

  5. I can’t wait to read your story, my recovery has been pretty horrible… I want to live vicariously thru you and see how things are going post vbac. :)

  6. She is just beautiful, Crissy! So happy for you!

  7. She is beautiful! Look at those red kissable lips!

  8. Precious!

  9. She is beautiful! Congratulations Crissy!

  10. Congrats to you and the family — Kara is so beautifully angelic :)

  11. God is good!
    What an incredible Christmas present Kara Elizabeth is!
    A gorgeous miracle to behold, congratulations Crissy!

  12. How precious and the best Christmas gift ever!

  13. Oh my gosh, she is beautiful!! Congratulations to you and the family.

  14. Congrats! She is very beautiful!

  15. Congratulations! She is gorgeous!

  16. She’s gorgeous! Congrats!

  17. Congratulations!! She is so beautiful!! What a blessing <3

  18. Congratulations! Kara is beautiful.

  19. Beautiful baby girl. Congratulations!!!

  20. She is breath taking! Can’t wait to see more of her! Congrats!

  21. She is gorgeous! Congratulations mom and dad.

  22. She is so precious! I’m glad you are both doing well.

  23. Congratulations! She is gorgeous!

  24. Congratulations. A Joyous Christmas to you and yours! :)

  25. Wow! Congrats!

  26. Kara is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!

  27. She’s a beautiful baby. What a marvelous gift…at Christmas or any time!
    Enjoy your new little bundle of joy!

  28. Congrats! She is beautiful!

  29. She is such a precious jewel. I hope that our family is well. welcome little Kara.

  30. Congratulations momma! She is beautiful! Look at all of her hair!

  31. Just as pretty as her mommy !

    What a doll !

    Merry Christmas love !

  32. That is a gorgeous baby! Congratulations. :)

  33. Congrats! She is gorgeous!!!!!

  34. She’s so precious and look at all the hair already.

  35. Congratulations Crissy!!!! She is just so adorable!!!

  36. Congratulations Crissy! She is beautiful!

  37. You are so right – she IS beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family.

  38. She is an absolute doll :) Congratulations to you and your family. I’m so happy for you. Merry Christmas!!

  39. She is beautiful. Congratulations! Rita

  40. Oh Crissy!
    She is gorgeous!!!! Enjoy your baby girl…they are a true gift from God. I’m so glad you were able to do the VBAC. I WISH my dr had allowed me to have one…..recovery from c-sections are not easy! Hopefully you will be up and moving in no time! Congratulations and what a wonderful early Christmas gift.

  41. Congrats!

  42. congrats! she is beautiful .

  43. Congratulations to you and your family!!! She is gorgeous! What a great birthday/Christmas gift!!! Enjoy!!!

  44. she is precious, such a beautiful blessing. May God Bless her life in every area. I hope you enjoy this beautiful girl to the fullest.

  45. She is so beautiful, it makes me want another. Congrats!

  46. Congrats! Best wishes for you, family and your beautiful girl!

  47. Congrats Mom, she is gorgeous <3

  48. She is beyond beautiful! Congratulations, Crissy! I’m so, so happy for you. :)

    Oh, and congratulations on getting your VBAC! That’s so wonderful.

  49. Congradulations on your God-Sent Angel.

  50. Crissy your new little one is so beautiful..oh my goodness what a precious little Angel. A big congrats to you and your family and to Evan, enjoy & love your little sister. Welcome baby Kara Elizabeth…Merry Christmas!

  51. Oh, she is just the sweetest. Yay for the VBAC and easier recovery!

    I’ll be watching for that email – so far I didn’t get it.

    I’m so thrilled for you! :)

  52. Congrats. She IS beautiful!

  53. Absolutely beautiful!!

  54. Beautiful like her mother. So precious.

  55. Congrats on your miracle! I’m happy that you were able to have a VBAC with her. I wasnt able to with my second but I tried!! 36 hours of labor later my doc decided we should probably take it as a sign lol. Babies are wonderful and I hope you enjoy her. Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  56. I just had to comment when I saw this sweet little soul! OMG she is absolutely beautiful! Makes me ache to hold a baby again. I had 3 boys and always wanted a little girl. You lucky lady-she is just amazing! All the best!

  57. Very beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

  58. You are right, she is beautiful! Congrats! Glad to hear Mommy and baby are doing fine!

  59. Oh my, she certainly is a beautiful baby. God Bless this little creation. Congrats to you and your family and on a successful VBAC. My sister had one with her 5th child and it was also a great success. It is nice to know that it is an option for moms. I had a c-section with my son and I have to say they are no fun.


    Kara is precious. You are so blessed.

    (finally she is here!)

    Take care of yourself too!

    ♥ jenny at dapperhouse

  61. Oh my, she is a perfect, precious jewel. You are so blessed and I hope your little man Evan is enjoying his new role as big Brother! Many thoughts, blessings and prayers for you and the amazing family you have! Merry Christmas

  62. She looks so cute. Just like a baby in a Tiny Prints ad! :-) So sweet. Congratulations! She has the same birthday as mine too.

  63. Congrat…. She really is beautiful…. Also want to put out there there is nothing wrong with c-sections. Does not make you any less of a women or mother. Some times things happen and if it is the best for both there is nothing wrong caring anough for your baby to allow someone to cut you to get that baby out. Also what a time to be born 11:11 can’t remember what that stands for at the moment but also a birth mark means she was kissed by a angle as she was coming out. She is special as im sure you know already.

  64. Beautiful little girl you guys have there. Huge congrats on your early Christmas present

  65. Congratulations Crissy she is beautiful!! Enjoy the baby smells :)

  66. She is beautiful. Congratulations! I hope you both are doing well.

  67. Congrats on your new bundle of joy! What a wonderful holiday gift for the family =)

  68. Beauty!

  69. Congratulations, Crissy & family. What a wonderful present for your birthday. She is precious.


  71. She is so precious! Both my children had to be induced because of blood pressure, so I understand how you felt. Being able to give birth naturally is such an amazing feeling and recovery is so much better. Congrats!

  72. Huge congrats Crissy! She is absolutely adorable :-)

  73. Congratulations!! Blessings to you and yours! :)

  74. She is just beautiful! Congratulations!

  75. Kara is beautiful! Congratulation Crissy!!

  76. Congratulations!

  77. Congratulations! She is beautiful! After watching my granddaughters birth Monday, I can not wait to read the full birth story of Kara Elizabeth. {PS- I love her name!}

  78. she is amazing and beautiful!!!

  79. That is a gorgeous, gorgeous photo.. you have every right to feel proud! She is just beautiful! Congrats mama.. and so glad you were able to go ahead with a VBAC! Looking forward to seeing all your updates and the birth story!! God bless!!

  80. So sweet. Congratulations.

  81. A HUGE Congrats! Love the photo. :)

  82. She is precious, congrats! So happy you got your VBAC too!

  83. I love her little birthmark! What a cutie pie! I can’t wait to hear what Evan thinks.

  84. Congratulations!!! She is gorgeous =)

  85. Your own little angel in time for Christmas! She’s beautiful! Congratulations-blessings- and Merry Christmas!

  86. Awwww she is so sweet! I’m glad you are feeling good. Can’t wait to hear all about the birth!

  87. Congrats, she is just precious! I hope your VBAC was a success!!

  88. Congrats!! enjoy that mommy euphoric high and enjoy your sweet little princess :)

  89. Oh Crissy she is a doll. Congratulations again:)

  90. Congratulations! Babies truly are a miracle. Treasure this time with her, do whatever you have to. Mine is only 3 months old and I feel like I just blinked one day & he was no longer my tiny little newborn. I miss it terribly already. It seems like just yesterday I had him. They grow up waay too fast. She is just precious, enjoy her as much as you can!


  91. Congrats Mama! she’s gorgeous

  92. Congrats! How fabulous!

  93. Congrats! She is such a beauty! :)

  94. Gorgeous little angel, so happy for you!!!

  95. she’s adorable :D congrats on the new baby!

  96. Congrats Crissy! She’s beautiful and I’m so happy that you had your VBAC! Bravo! Kara is a spectacular name ;)

    I had one hospital birth and two home water births so I could imagine your elation with ‘pushing’ your baby out. Wow! Yay!


  97. Congratulations!!! She is beautiful! And how wonderful that you had a VBAC. I’ve had 4 c-sections and the thought of not having to recovery from major surgery while having a newborn is great!

  98. Congrats Chrissy!! I’m hoping to have a successful VBAC with my second child due in June. Hearing stories like yours gives me hope that this can happen!

    PS: Kara IS beautiful!!

  99. She is absolutely perfect!!! Congrats on your early Christmas present ;) I LOVE her name!

  100. Congratulations! What a perfect miracle.
    While it might have been nice to share a birthday this is always something (a bond) you have in common and nice to each have your own day.
    Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

  101. She is beautiful!!! I love the name to!

  102. Oh My GOODNESS!!! She is just precious!! Congrats : )

  103. I agree with Jenn… absolutely gorgeous!
    I am thrilled that you were able to have a successful VBAC, Crissy!
    I was not only excited about the recovery time when I had mine, but the feeling of accomplishment- now I know what it felt like (it satisfied a feeling of completion in the cycle of birth).
    And I am quite jealous and brought to tears, that you have a daughter… I want one so badly- I have three sons (it looks doubtful). : /

  104. Congrats to you she s beautiful,,, lol we received our dec 22, arrival a bit early, dec7, two weeks early but he s grand, good health, and ready to play football lol.. hopeing you have a wonderful christmas with your new baby, merry christamas,

    beverly grandma of 13 and counting lol

  105. Congratulations ! She is truly a gorgeous little angel.

  106. She’s beautiful Crissy, congrats!

  107. Can I just smell her head, please? And kiss that perfect little nose? She’s gorgeous!!

  108. She is gorgeous!!! Congrats!!!

  109. She is so precious!!! Congrats to you and your family….

  110. Congrats! She is precious :) Baby Jake is 3 weeks old/3 weeks early and I was abke a VBAC too.

  111. Congratulations! She is precious.

  112. Congrats hun. She is absolutely beautiful! Best Xmas present ever. xoxo

  113. Gorgeous! And born at 11:11, weighing 7,7? Sounds like she might be your lucky jewel :) Congrats!!

  114. Congratulations to you and the whole family Crissy! Kara is beautiful! Hope big brother is handling things well!

  115. She is gorgeous! Congrats on a VBAC!!

  116. She’s so beautiful! Congratulations!

  117. 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!

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

  119. 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

  120. What a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

  121. Congrats, Crissy! She is beautiful and precious!

  122. Congratulations! She is precious.

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

  124. She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

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

  126. She’s beautiful!!

  127. She is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!

  128. Congrats!!!!! She’s beautiful!

  129. 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!

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