Seth Meyers' second kid may have just been born in the most dramatic New York City fashion ever.
It's a wild story the late night host told on air Monday night -- one of an unexpected delivery in a Manhattan building lobby filled with FDNY, NYPD, doulas and doormen, neighbors in action, an idling Uber driver outside and a traffic-jammed ambulance ride to Lenox Hill Hospital.
Recalling how close his firstborn son came to being born in an Uber before getting to the hospital two years ago, Meyers declared Monday: "That is so normal compared to what happened yesterday."
He said the Sunday started off normally, with brunch and a visit to the park. His wife Alexi started feeling contractions about 20 minutes apart, and after speaking with their doctor and their doula, the two decided they'd start working their way to the hospital at some point during the day, but again, Meyers said, everything appeared fine.
Alexi was upstairs with her mother as Meyers fed 2-year-old son Ashe lunch, when suddenly his mother-in-law thunders downstairs: "We have to go the hospital, NOW."
Meyers, confident they had plenty of time, arranged to have his sister-in-law come over to watch Ashe, and he, Alexi, their doula, and his mother-in-law get into the elevator. By this time, Alexi's in an "intense amount of pain."
"It seems now it's just one long contraction. We get into the lobby of our building -- I had called an Uber, the Uber is outside -- we basically get to the steps of our building, we're in the lobby of our building and we're walking outside, and my wife is like, 'I can't get into the car, I'm gonna have the baby right now, the baby is coming,'" Meyers said.
Meyers and the doula insisted to Alexi she was fine. Alexi responded, "The baby is coming. The baby is -- the baby is out."
The doula checked. The baby, indeed, was out.
"I looked at my wife, and the only way I can describe how my wife looked -- she looked like someone who was hiding a baby in a pair of sweatpants," he laughed. "It was like someone was trying to sneak the baby on a plane."
Obviously, Team Baby Meyers ditched their plan to Uber to the hospital, and frantically had to decide whether to stick to the lobby or go back onto the elevator ("Those are terrible options when what you're looking for is a hospital"), and Alexi basically decided for them all -- she lay down on the lobby floor.
"We sort of created like a semi-circle around her, and we undressed her, the baby was just -- out. The head of the baby was out," Meyers said. "This is how fast this happened: I called 911 and over the course of a minute conversation, I basically said, 'We're about to have a baby, we're having a baby, we had a baby.'"
"I went from someone calling in about an emergency to sharing good news with a stranger. Like, 'Yeah, it's a boy!'" he joked.
Alexi calmly cradled the newborn against her chest as FDNY and NYPD eventually swarmed the lobby: "The amount of people was insane," Meyers said.
"What, you don't believe the entire Fire Department came into our lobby to help us deliver our baby?" he said, as he whipped out a photo showing hordes of uniformed FDNY and EMT packed into t