Drew Sidora Welcomes Son Machai David
The Hindsight actress and her husband Ralph Pittman welcomed son Machai David Pittman on Tuesday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively
Drew Sidora is officially a mom for the second time — albeit much earlier than she was expecting.
The Hindsight actress and her husband Ralph Pittman welcomed son Machai David Pittman at 3:38 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, Sidora’s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Machai was originally expected to be born in August. But after three weeks of hospitalization, Sidora’s labor was induced and now “mother and baby are in good health and resting,” according to the rep.
“At 4 lbs. 4.5 ounces and 16.5 inches, Machai is truly a miracle,” the rep continues. “We’re asking for prayers and wishing her and her husband the best.”
Already a mom to Josiah, her 4-year-old son from a previous relationship, Sidora, 30, says a lot was taken into consideration when choosing a name for her new baby boy.
Looking for a name that “went well with Josiah,” Sidora and her husband turned to the Bible for inspiration.
“We would consider a name and then we would read the story and be like, ‘Well, he was eaten by the lions. We don’t want that name,’ ” she told PEOPLE in May. “We thought about Jayden, but Josiah let us know, ‘I don’t like that name. I don’t want that to be my brother’s name!’ But when we told him about Machai, [which is the name of a prophet in the Bible,] he said, ‘I like that name.’ ”
For now, Sidora is “taking time to focus on her family,” but will be retuning to work very soon, her rep tells PEOPLE.
In addition to her roles in The Choir Director and The Preacher’s Son (both film adaptations of Carl Weber‘s New York Times best-selling books), Sidora is also on deadline to complete her forthcoming cookbook and planning the annual Girl Summit for her DreamMakers charity.
“She has truly embraced and loves being a working mom,” says the rep.
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