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My daughter River Lark was born on Friday, 4/10 via planned c-section (due to breech position and nuchal cord). She weighed 7 lbs 4 oz at birth. She is healthy and adorable! Yay! :

Her sweet little face

Getting to meet her mama

She sucked in a bunch of amniotic fluid on her way out and needed oxygen afterwards. I didn't get to hold her for three hours, but her daddy was in the nursery with her and got to give her her first bath. Now she's doing great. She's nursing like a pro and is very happy that my milk is starting to come in. We came home from the hospital yesterday, and I seem to be recovering fairly well.

I can't wait to catch up on everyone else's news and birth announcements! :

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she is beautiful!!! congrats!
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Congratulations! She is adorable and glad you are recovering well!

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Congratulations Kristin!!! I was thinking about you this weekend with your C/S on Friday and hoping all went well!!! Wishing you a quick recovery and some wonderful time with baby River. She is BEAUTIFUL!!! and I love her name as well!! ::::
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Congrats! :

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She's beautiful! : Congrats!

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YAY! more pretty babies! Congratulations!
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Congratulations mama!

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She's very beautiful. Congratulations and welcome, River!

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I've been thinking about you too & I am so glad she's here! She is beautiful and Im glad things are better and you are home from the hospital!!!!::::::::jo y:::

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congrats on your beautiful baby girl!
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Wow! What a beautiful baby! Congratulations! :
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Congratulations!

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: Congratulations!!! :
I'm glad that nursing and recovery are going well.
River is beautiful, and so is her name.

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Congratulations and Welcome River!!!! What a beautiful girl!::::

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CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome River!!!!!!::

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What a beautiful name she has! Welcome, River Lark! And congrats, mama!

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, River!!!

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Welcome River... what a cutie!

Enjoy your babymoon.

BTW... I like your glasses... they look a lot like mine

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Congrats and welcome baby River! I'm glad you're both recovering and nursing is going well :

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congratulations! she's adorable.
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congratulations! She is absolutely precious.

I'm glad you're all well. Rest up!
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What a pretty little thing! Good job, mama! Glad to hear you are recovering well. Welcome River!::

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congratulations :

I hope your recovery goes well

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Congratulations mama and welcome, River, you wee miracle! Breech and a nuchal cord, well thank God they caught those early.

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Congratulations mama and welcome, River, you wee miracle! Breech and a nuchal cord, well thank God they caught those early.
No doubt, I am so thankful that we managed to get this baby into the world safely. She might have been okay coming out the usual way, but I really think this ended up being one of those situations where medical intervention is warranted.

River and I are still doing well, but we had a difficult day last Monday. We went to the pediatrician first thing in the morning for her first post-hospital checkup. He heard a heart murmur that hadn't been there when he checked at the hospital. He made an appt for us to take her to a pediatric cardiologist that same afternoon. They did a bunch of tests on her (including an ultrasound that lasted forever--she screamed through the whole thing even with her dad and me both doing everything we could to comfort her). Turns out that she has a congenital heart defect but it is very unlikely that it will cause any serious problems. There's a good chance it will fix itself by the time she's six. For now we just have to keep an eye on her and take her back to the cardiologist in a month. So, it was pretty scary, but once again I find myself being so thankful for modern medical technology, because even if this heart defect does cause problems for her, they will be able to fix it.

I am so head over heels for this baby.

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Kristin:

Sending you some big hugs and lots of prayers for baby River!! When you first hear that something could be wrong with your baby it's just devastating. With DS #1 we were told he had cystic fibrosis when he was 5 days old. Without a doubt the biggest blow we've been dealt in life. Luckily it turned out similar to your situation. He has CF but it's very mild and may not effect him very adversely at all. So far he's been pretty darn healthy. Praying for the same for River- that although she has a heart issue- it will be mild and will correct itself!!! Take care and hug that baby of yours!!!!!
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Wow mama, I hope all your other appointments with baby are uneventful

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Turns out that she has a congenital heart defect but it is very unlikely that it will cause any serious problems. There's a good chance it will fix itself by the time she's six. For now we just have to keep an eye on her and take her back to the cardiologist in a month. So, it was pretty scary, but once again I find myself being so thankful for modern medical technology, because even if this heart defect does cause problems for her, they will be able to fix it.

I am so head over heels for this baby.
I hear ya mama, they think mine has one too! Modern meds are a BLESSING in when it comes to things like this!!!! Im SOOOOO thankful that she has one that can be left alone and is fixable if not. :::

Enjoy your baby and try not to worry too much! ( I know its hard.)

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Hope it corrects itself in time

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