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Welcome Valentina Sofia Eckerle!

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Valentina Sofia Eckerle

Courtesy of Loriani Eckerle

We are proud to announce the birth of our first "Baby Project" baby. Valentina Sofia Eckerle was born at 3 pounds, 5 ounces on June 24 to Loriani and Matt Eckerle.

Valentina arrived a few weeks early, and Loriani is still in the hospital but hopes to be discharged today.

She says, "It's a long story but unrelated to everything else, if you can believe that, my organs seemed to have shut down due to the pregnancy." Despite that, mom and baby are doing OK.

Loriani will be sending an update soon.

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