Welcome to the world: Meet Reid Robert

It’s been an unforgettable week—on Wednesday, March 29 Reid Robert made his grand entrance into the world. As any parent can relate to, everything from the delivery to heading home for the first time, is an unbelievable whirlwind of excitement and emotion.

As a woman with Crohn’s disease I’ve encountered many people—both in person and complete strangers on social media who wonder if pregnancy is something that’s feasible, safe and possible. I hope hearing my story and seeing my son gives you the added hope to know that it is possible. Just as Crohn’s presents itself differently in everyone, the same goes for every pregnancy.  Trust in your team of doctors and have faith in your strength and ability to navigate the unknown.

Here are Reid’s stats:

Born March 29 at 11:12 a.m.

7 pounds 2 ounces

20 inches

In this short time, Reid has already given me newfound inspiration to be strong no matter what health battles come my way. Witnessing the miracle of his life and soaking in his snuggles each day has been a dream come true.

We just got home from the hospital yesterday—as a first time parent it’s a big adjustment, and we’re soaking in every minute! Stay tuned to the blog next Monday for tips regarding Crohn’s and pregnancy. In the meantime, if you have any questions or topics you’d like me to cover email lightscameracrohns@gmail.com.

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