Nick Cannon welcomed his eighth child, his first with model Bre Tiesi on Monday (July 25) and the parents are sharing the raw moments from the home birth of their son, Legendary.
“Daddy showed the f up for us,” Tiesi wrote in an Instagram post of Cannon, who is also father to seven other children: 11-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex Mariah Carey; 5-year-old Golden “Sagon” and 19-month-old Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell; 13-month-old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa. His son Zen, whom he shares with Alyssa Scott, died in December 2021 after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
In a video shared to YouTube, Tiesi gave followers an inside look into her unmedicated home birth, including an attempt to naturally induce labor at 41 weeks, as well as the moment she delivered her baby. In the first shots of baby Legendary, Tiesi included a caption revealing that her “baby had a long crown caused by a nuchal hand (hand up by ear), so he needed a little respiratory support” from her midwife. “I noticed he wasn’t crying,” Tiesi noted.
After some help from the midwife, Tiesi is seen cradling the quiet newborn before he begins to cry, adding the caption, “Finally baby cried. Best sound I ever heard.”
“This was the most limit pushing/painful moment yet completely empowering and beautiful,” Tiesi wrote at the end of the vlog. “The intensity of birth takes over your whole body. I swear I was pushing so hard, screaming and crying I started to break, I started doubting I could do it. I kept saying, ‘Why won’t he come? Get him out…’ At a certain point, I had left my body. I didn’t remember a lot of my birth until my team sat with me to process my birth, which I felt was sooo healing and helpful. I can’t thank them enough and my amazing partner who showed the f— up for us. We love you so much.”