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Kristin Cavallari holds baby daughter by herself for 'first time' since accident

Days after tweeting that "not being able to hold my baby is absolutely killing me," Kristin Cavallari recovered from a car accident to snuggle her newborn daughter Saylor — and posted the adorable proof Thursday on Instagram.

Morning snuggles with my girl. First time I've been able to hold her by myself in a week. #GirlsTrip #LA

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"Morning snuggles with my girl," reads the caption of a photo of Cavallari, clutching 2-month-old Saylor close to her chest and chin. "First time I've been able to hold her by myself in a week."

Last Thursday, the reality-TV star and fashion designer was hospitalized after she reportedly dislocated her elbow in a Chicago car accident. According to E! News, none of the three children she had with her husband — NFL quarterback Jay Cutler — was in her car at the time.

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A day before posting the sweet photo of her snuggles with Saylor, Cavallari shared another Instagram post, whose caption reflected on "everything else I've been through in the past couple months" — likely alluding, in part, to her 30-year-old brother's death, confirmed just days after Saylor was born in November.

"I have such an appreciation for life," reads the caption of a photo of Cavallari, smiling. "I am so thankful it wasn't worse, and more importantly that my babies weren't with me. My arm hurts like [crazy] but I'm thankful because I have my arm!"

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