World, meet Vivian, formerly Azuki Bean. Born today, January 16, 2013, at 2:50 pm (JST). 8 lb 11.5 oz, 20.5″ long. Details of the birth to follow, I expect.
(Bear with me and my relative brevity and my formatting weirdness. It’s phone blogging, here, folks.)
Vivian has already displayed keen finger sucking skills, advanced neck musculature, and of course overwhelming adorableness. She nursed brilliantly – twice from each side! – and passed meconium in a diaper, not during the course of the birth. So (other than the hideous patchwork of stitches that I can’t yet make myself look at), everything was going just peachy.
Then, at around 3.5 hours old, she was whisked away from the byouin to the big hospital. Seems that miss perfect has jaundice and anemia, which aren’t uncommon, but with my negative Rh factor and her indeed inheriting her daddy’s A+ blood, it warrants additional testing that they aren’t equipped for at the byouin.
And, they wouldn’t let me go along. Hubs and my mom did go with her, and I’m spending my evening alone with only my mangled parts and no sweet precious daughter, waiting for updates. Which I shall hastily pass along.