Maeve Pearl was born on August 15 at 1:46 am. She was 8 lbs and 19".
I ended up with a c-section after 26 hrs of active labor. My water had broken hours earlier, but I'm not exactly sure when. After 26 hours of pitocin (which lead to the epidural at some point there) I was still only at 6 cm and my temp was climbing.
The baby and I both got chorioamnionitis. She ended up in the nicu for a week. I lost a lot of blood and needed a blood transfusion. The whole ordeal was pretty hard. My beautifully crafted birth plan seemed kind of silly after all was said and done. I probably ended up with the most medicalized birth I could have imagined but I'd do it all again for her. She received formula, bottles and pacifiers in the nicu but is happily nursing now.
My partner was amazing - she was an expert advocate for both the baby and me when we were in the hospital and she's taking such good care of both of us now that we are home. I feel lucky and happy and in love with my little family.
Maeve experienced her first earthquake on her second day home and is now in the midst of her first hurricane. An auspicious beginning for our little leo.
We are smitten with her.