NBC News correspondent Yamiche Alcindor welcomed her first child last month after years of IVF treatments, People reports.
Alcindor announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday, that she and husband, Nathaniel Cline, welcomed a bouncing baby boy on May 30. They named him Yrie Myles Alcindor Cline.
“His name is pronounced “i-ree,” wrote Alcindor, pronounced like the Jamaican word “Irie,” meaning “vibes are good and everything is well,” she continued.
“It is the most incredible, exciting, life-affirming thing for me […] especially because it comes after years of disappointment, ugly crying, and carrying around a deep sense of shame that my body couldn’t do what everyone else’s body seemed to do so easily,” the Miami native wrote at the time.
Alcindor revealed that the decision to pursue IVF felt like an admission of failure.
“This is the thing that people don’t talk about enough: IVF, while widely used, can still feel like a lonely, all-encompassing hell when you’re in the middle of it,” she wrote in the essay.
In a new statement shared with Today.com, the proud parents said they are “overjoyed and feel incredibly blessed” after the arrival of their first child. The newborn “is a very chill baby, who like many newborns loves eating and sleeping,” they added.
The couple also acknowledged that “the journey to get to this moment was tough.”
In her Today.com essay, Alcindor said she was looking forward to teaching her baby about “how much his mother and father loved him into existence and waited years to hold him in our arms.”
Alcindor ended her tenure as moderator of the PBS show “Washington Week” in February to become NBC News’ Washington correspondent on a full-time basis. She is currently working on a memoir.
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