Seth Meyers is a father once again, and the late night talk show host has one hell of a story to tell relating to the birth of his newest child. As the NBC personality revealed on just last night, things didn’t exactly go according to plan when it came time for Meyers’s wife, Alexi Ashe, to deliver their newest child. In fact, Alexi and Seth didn’t even make it to the hospital. Instead, they welcomed their new son into the world in their apartment lobby. And, of course, Seth Meyers is here to tell the bizarre-yet-heart tugging story. Here’s how Seth Meyers told it on his show.
My wife just says, ‘I can’t get in the car. I’m going to have the baby right now. The baby is coming.’ I’m just trying to calm her down. I’m like, ‘Look, no, because I’ve been through exactly one birth.’ I’m like, ‘This happens all the time. Trust me, I know what I’m talking about!’
Seth Meyers is no stranger when it comes to dramatic births with his wife, as he explained in the clip. The birth of their first child, two-year-old Ashe Meyers, was also fraught with worries and difficulties, as Alexi Ashe started getting contractions very quickly suddenly. In fact, and Seth and Alexi were concerned that Alexi was going to give birth to their first child in the Uber they were riding in. Meyers said they “just made it” to the hospital in the nick of time during their first pregnancy “with twenty minutes to spare,” although the couple wasn’t quite as lucky this time around. Meyers said that story was “totally normal,” though, compared to what happened on Sunday afternoon. As he explained, things went down even quicker than they did before.
While Seth Meyers knew the pregnancy was going to happen on Sunday, he thought he had “plenty of time” to get to the hospital, so he wasn’t quite as concerned as his wife was at first. That changed, however, when his wife made it clear that they needed to go to the hospital as soon as possible. Any calm that was found in the situation before had dissipated, as Alexi Ashe was in an instant amount of pain, seemingly having one long contraction.
Then things took quite a turn. As Alexi Ashe told her husband, the baby was coming right then and there. At that very moment, Seth Meyers’ wife just gave birth. Here’s how he explained it on the late night show.
The only way I can describe the way my wife looked, she looked like someone like who was hiding a baby in a pair of sweatpants. It was like someone was trying to sneak a baby on a plane! We had to decide if we go back into the lobby or back on the elevator. Those are terrible options when what you’re looking for is a hospital … We undressed her and the baby was just out! The head of the baby was out! I called 911, and over the course of a minute conversation, I said, ‘We’re about to have a baby! We’re having a baby! We had a baby!’ I went from someone calling in about an emergency to just sharing good news with a stranger. Like, ‘Yeah, it’s a boy!’
From there, the apartment lobby got a whole lot more crowded. Not only with the addition of Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe’s new baby, but with the inclusion of the New York Fire Department, who showed up on hand to help with the delivery of the baby. Plus, neighbors were stopping their fellow residents from entering their own homes due to the situation. To make matters more extreme, the couple moved into the apartment only at the end of last year. It’s an unusual series of circumstances, and Seth Meyers tells the whole story with his usual wit and charm. Check out the TV clip below.
Congratulations to Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe on the birth of their newest child, whom they named Axel. At the very least, they have one great story!