Babies, like foals, arrive precisely when they mean to, and Kristen Bond and husband Andrew welcomed their son Beckham Meyer Csik Bond on Friday ahead of her Dec. 21 due date, giving them much to be thankful for over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
“I went in for a routine doctor’s appointment, and through ultrasound they found that my fluid levels were dangerously low, so off to the hospital we went for a C-section,” Kristen said. Beckham arrived that day happy and healthy, weighing in at 5 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
“He’s a strong athlete already and didn’t even need to go to the NICU,” Kristen reports. “I must say, now having experienced both riding around a four-star and childbirth, the latter is far far more terrifying! The reward, however, is worth every bit.”
Phillip Dutton has been campaigning Kristen’s horses during the pregnancy, and she is looking forward to getting back in the saddle again with an anticipated return to competing scheduled for the late winter or early spring.
Please join us in congratulating Kristen and Andrew on the new arrival!