Hilary Rhoda Reveals Newborn Son Nash Is in the NICU Following 'Dramatic Birth'
Model Hilary Rhoda welcomed her first child, son Nash Hollis, on Tuesday
In a series of Instagram Stories posted Wednesday, the new mom revealed that Nash is currently in the NICU after being born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.
"I've showered, put on some real clothes and I feel like a new woman. I'm still at the hospital, Nash is in the NICU," Rhoda, 33, began.
"The cord was wrapped around his neck when he was born and so it was a bit of a dramatic birth," she continued. "He had to be on breathing tubes for a little bit and now he's off of them, but they're going to keep him in there until tomorrow.”
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Rhoda, who shares Nash with her husband, former professional ice hockey player Sean Avery, went on to say that despite the circumstances of his birth, Nash will be heading home tomorrow.
"So he's doing really well and he's just so cute. Just hanging out here [and we'll] take him home tomorrow!" she said.
Rhoda and Avery welcomed Nash at 12:04 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, they announced the same day on Instagram.
"Our boy came into this world fast & furiously!" Rhoda captioned a photo of herself holding her baby boy in the hospital.
The excited new mom also shared the news on her Instagram Story. "We love you baby Nash," she wrote alongside the sweet shot.
On Wednesday, Rhoda posted several more photos of her time in the hospital, including one of baby Nash in the NICU. She also gave a more detailed rundown of how the birth went, sharing that he came several hours earlier than initially expected.
"So I will clarify, the birth was not dramatic for me, it was dramatic for Nash," she said. "The actual labor and everything was super calm until basically the last 15 minutes. We didn't think I was going to be giving birth until between 3 and 8 a.m. and he came at midnight so things escalated quickly."
Rhoda concluded, "In a matter of five minutes, there were like 20 doctors around, his heart rate went down, he needed to come out right away so everyone's screaming, 'Push, push, push!' I pushed him out in like five minutes. And then it was over. So that was a very eventful 15 minutes, but it was over fast!"