Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Meyers welcome baby number two - in her apartment lobby
Comedian Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe welcomed their second baby, Axel Strahl, on Sunday. Dramatically too, perhaps taking a cue from his father's onscreen persona, Axel came into the world in the lobby of his mother's apartment building.
Speaking on his show, 'The Late Night with Seth Meyers', he revealed that the baby came too fast and a lot of drama ensued.
"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," he said, proceeding to joke about how Axel's entry into the world made him late for work that day.
He also described the childbirth in his signature humorous style saying that his wife looked like someone who "was trying to hide a baby in her sweatpants."
Meyers also expressed his gratitude to the New York Police Department, and neighbors, who he said helped cut the cord and keep the newborn warm till help arrived.
He also shared a shot taken after the episode which showed a grinning Meyers as his wife lay cuddling Axel on her chest laying on the floor of the lobby.
The happy parents have another baby as well, 2-year-old Ashel Olson, who born in March 2016. He was just as excited as his dad, Seth confirmed, saying that he couldn't keep calm until he went and met his baby brother in the hospital.
His birth too, the father confirmed wasn't any less dramatic - it was sudden contractions and Seth and Alexi feared she may just "give birth in the Uber." This one certainly beats that, Seth joked on his show.
Seth had announced the pregnancy on Twitter saying, "A couple years ago on this show, we announced that we were having Ashe and so I wanna take this opportunity now … my wife and I are expecting a second baby."
Little did he know that it would be this unexpected!