Anyone who has been through a labour knows there is always an element of drama to the event, regardless of how calm and contained the surroundings are for the mom and baby. And then there’s DRAMA. For comedian Seth Meyers and his wife Alexi Ashe, the birth of their second son trumps most labour stories, with the baby arriving in truly dramatic fashion and much, much faster than anyone had anticipated. They may have to move to a new apartment building after this.
On Monday night, Meyers recounted the shocking birth of his second son, Axel, on his show Late Night With Seth Meyers (Weekdays at 12:35 a.m. ET on CTV Two). Recounting the story of his first son Ashe’s birth two years ago, Seth said he and his wife Alexi made it to the hospital with only twenty minutes to spare before their first child arrived. Twenty minutes probably feels like an eternity to the couple, who found themselves without enough time to make it out of their apartment building lobby on Sunday.
Meyers said that thankfully his sister-in-law had already arrived to watch their older son, with his mother-in-law and the couples’ friend, who is also a doula, already there as well. The four adults were on their way out the door of their lobby to their waiting Uber when Alexi announced that the baby was coming *now*, something their doula friend confirmed with a quick peek inside Alexi’s sweatpants.
“We had to decide, do we go back into the lobby or the elevator? Those are terrible options when what you’re looking for is a hospital,” said Meyers.
The former SNL writer goes on to describe the incredible arrival of his second son, which included a surprisingly brief 911 call, the fast arrival of first responders, and some very kind and helpful neighbors.
Meyers thanked all those who helped his family welcome their second son on Sunday, getting choked up while talking about his wife, who, let’s face it, is a rock star. Someone Meyers didn’t thank was the Uber driver, who still charged them. That Uber driver should be sending the couple a thank you card and flowers for not having the baby in his car.
Catch Late Night With Seth Meyers every weekday at 12:35 a.m. ET on CTV Two.