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Meghan McCain‘s bundle of pleasure has arrived, PEOPLE confirms.
The View co-host and her husband, Ben Domenech, welcomed daughter Liberty Sage McCain Domenech on Monday night time.
A rep for McCain, 35, says she and her daughter “are completely happy and wholesome.”
The information of her child lady’s start comes about two weeks after McCain gave followers an update on her being pregnant by sharing her due date.
Posting a selfie of her “topknot” on her Instagram on Sept. 18, McCain wrote within the caption, “2.5 weeks till my due date and making an attempt to maintain myself trying as fashionable as humanly potential whereas feeling like shamu.”
The expectant star capped off the message with three emojis of a pregnant girl.
McCain, who announced in March that she was pregnant, beforehand stated that she didn’t want to expose her child to the vitriol that may accompany her social media posts, the place trolls generally go away hateful phrases about her late father, Sen. John McCain.
“Folks hold asking and requesting I present pics & particulars of my being pregnant,” she shared on social media in May. “Given that individuals write on images I put up of my household they’re glad my Dad received most cancers and he is in hell, I believed I would go away my unborn little one out of the social media cesspool as a lot as is feasible.”
Meghan McCain/Instagram From left: Ben Domenech and Meghan McCain
She continued in a prolonged Instagram caption, saying she and Domenech, 38, “have made the aware determination to protect our (rising) households privateness as a lot as is feasible” and including, partially, “I consider children have a right to privacy and hope you’ll all perceive as we navigate this as a lot as potential going ahead with out sacrificing our consolation or security.”
Returning to The View in late March after saying her being pregnant, in what would turn out to be her common distant appearances, McCain said the information was “bittersweet as a result of there’s simply lots of people in lots of ache proper now, and I clearly would favor to be in studio with all of you.”
“I hold making an attempt to remind myself that individuals have had infants in a lot worse and far more intense situations and, you recognize, that is simply how it may be for a short time,” she stated.
In that March episode, McCain additionally famous that View moderator Whoopi Goldberg had accurately predicted her being pregnant.
“Whoopi informed me like a 12 months in the past that I used to be going to have a toddler and he or she informed me the gender — and also you had been 100 % proper. This does not assist my feeling that you’ve got psychic talents that I at all times thought you had,” she stated. “I informed my mom, ‘Whoopi was proper about all the pieces together with the timing.’ “
Courtesy Meghan McCain From left: Ben Domenech and Meghan McCain
Final month, McCain opened up about why she hasn’t but shared any images of her stomach to social media, saying in an Instagram Story, “I am sorry I am nonetheless not sharing pics of my baby bump — there are lots of merciless issues written about me within the press on an virtually fixed/each day foundation.”
“Usually I simply let it go as a result of it comes with the territory of being an outspoken conservative woman on TV — however I’ve felt intensely protecting and personal over this time in my life and the privateness of my little one,” McCain wrote. “I hope all of the great people who find themselves so supportive and sort perceive!”
Nevertheless, the Daytime Emmy nominee did give followers a glimpse into how she’s making ready for her child by sharing that “the nesting section of being pregnant is NO joke.”
“Pray for my husband and the quantity of containers he is needed to open previously few weeks … ” she wrote on social media in August, tacking on a shrugging-woman emoji.
Weeks earlier, she gushed of Domenech’s assist in an Instagram post: “We’re so fortunate, Ben. Thanks for taking such great care of my bloated, knocked up, swollen, pandemic navigating self. I don’t know what I’d do today with out such a powerful, loving associate.”
McCain has spoken jokingly earlier than concerning the strain to have youngsters, particularly from mother Cindy.
“She has by no means requested me earlier than after which all [of a] sudden she brings it up on a regular basis,” McCain told PEOPLE in June 2018. “It’s hilarious and uncomfortable.”
Her journey to motherhood has included grief as effectively. Final summer season, McCain wrote an op-ed for The New York Instances by which she revealed she previously had a miscarriage.
“For a quick second, I had the privilege of seeing myself within the sisterhood of motherhood,” she wrote then.
“I cherished my child, and I at all times will,” she wrote. “To the top of my days I’ll bear in mind this little one — and no matter youngsters come won’t obscure that.”
McCain and Domenech, a author and web site writer, have been staying in Virginia, outdoors Washington, D.C., amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Monday was her first break day from The View and he or she is predicted to return in about three weeks, earlier than the presidential election.