Jordin Sparks has opened up about the scary delivery of her first baby, a boy born recently on 2nd May.
Famed for her time on American Idol, the 28-year-old singer announced the birth of her first baby on social media, sharing a snap of the tot with her 1.6m followers on Instagram with the caption: ‘He’s here & we couldn’t be more in love!!! Go DJ!’
Jordin’s son, named Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. and ‘DJ’ for short, was dressed in a little white hat with his new initials emblazoned on the front. The sweet snap of the sleeping newborn garnered over 260k likes and 7k comments.
Jordin and her husband Dana – who married last July – surprised fans when they announced that they were expecting their first child in November last year.
While the couple are clearly delighted and relieved that their little boy is safe and healthy, Jordin has since revealed that her birth almost wasn’t as smooth as they had hoped, and her baby boy was born with his umbilical cord ‘wrapped around his neck and bod.’
Jordin Sparks and her husband Dana
Fortunately, the swift actions of her midwife prevented anything more serious from occurring.
Talking exclusively to People, Jordin described the moment her son was born in an all-natural water birth: ‘It was miraculously beautiful,’ the new mum told the American magazine.
‘Dana caught him with my midwife, Simona, and when he handed him to me, I was absolutely overwhelmed with joy.
‘He was and is everything we imagined…’ She said, before adding: ‘[Dana] said the umbilical cord almost looked like a scarf — it was wrapped around his neck and bod.’
The singer explained that while her husband was holding their newborn son, the midwife ‘got [the umbilical cord] off really quickly.’
And after her son took his first breath her husband, Dana ‘handed him to me.’
Opening up about the moment she first held her newborn son, Jordin said: ‘It was just this incredibly miraculous, beautiful moment that I don’t know could ever be duplicated or replicated.
‘Like you see in movies, how emotional people get, but until you are actually sitting there it’s beyond anything I’ve ever felt in my life.’
The new mum added: ‘I’m getting chills just thinking about it.’