Introducing Eleanor Rose Weston

My daughter, Eleanor Rose Weston, was born via emergency c-section on 11/25/15 at 11:20pm at 6 lbs 14 oz.

We had a bit of drama during the delivery. I had what is called a “concealed placental abruption,” which means my placenta tore away from the uterus wall when I was only dialated at 6 centimeters. Instead of the blood gushing out and letting the nurses know there was a problem, the blood went into the amniotic sac with her. The nurses noticed her heart rate had fallen drastically and immediately descended on me in the room. They got me into surgery in less than 15 minutes, which included my OB having to wake up in the middle of the night and drive to the hospital. Five minutes more, and we would have lost Eleanor, and I would not  have been too far behind. If I had chosen to give birth at home or somewhere other than a hospital, we would both be dead.

Thanks so much to the labor nurses at Naples Community Hospital whose quick actions saved both Eleanor’s and my lives. (If anyone from The View is reading this, yes, the nurses used stethoscopes, and yes, they saved my life because they were the ones who found the problem and communicated it to the doctor in such a way that he knew he needed to come in.) Thanks also to my OB who is one of the best in town in an emergency, which is why I chose him.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! I will rejoin the land of the living soon… (As soon as it “gets better,” which is what people keep promising me will happen…)

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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9 Responses to Introducing Eleanor Rose Weston

  1. She’s such a cutie! So glad she’s safe and healthy.

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  2. Bruce L. Stanton says:

    She is beautiful. So glad that you are both ok. God continue to Bless you both.

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  3. LeonardHilleyII says:

    Congratulations!!! So happy that they discovered the danger and that you’re both doing okay. Blessings to you and yours! Happy Holidays!

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  4. Judy Villani says:

    Thanks for sharing how important nurses are. I was an ICU nurse for 35 years and we don’t often get the credit we deserve. So thankful you and baby Eleanor are fine. Judy Villani

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  5. Hammer says:

    So glad everything turned out well! She’s a beautiful little girl. Thank God for miracles! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, we miss you!

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