Alba and her husband Cash Warren invited the magazine into their Los Angeles home for the first official pictures of their new bundle of joy. While interviewed, Alba and Cash opened up about Haven’s unusual birth and living in a female-dominated household.
Unlike most women, Jessica Alba elected to have a silent birth where she mostly practiced intense breathing as apposed to a vocal release.
“I wasn’t screaming and hollering like you see in the movies but it was still intense… I didn’t scream for either (birth) but I was definitely more uncomfortable with the second. Labor is painful.”
Alba went on to discuss the meaning of Haven’s name which added to her odd birthing tale.
“When I delivered Haven she was born still inside the amniotic sac, which is rare. When I was in recovery we still hadn’t chosen her name. Cash picked her up and said she came into the world in her ‘safe haven’ and it clicked right then for both of us…The doctor had never seen anything like it before. He grabbed the nurse and said: ‘Look at this!’ I was in the middle of pushing and he told me to hold on a minute and not to push! He was wearing basketball shorts and a T-shirt and said; ‘Oh I have to get my scrubs on for this!’ The sac burst on its own after she came out. It was a trip.”
Cash, who is well outnumbered in the testosterone department, also mentioned that he rarely gets his ways around the house.
“If there’s any discussion, Cash doesn’t win. Girls have the majority vote here!”
In other news, Jennifer Hudson is enjoying something of a new birth as well as she debuts her new Weight Watchers Center in Chicago.
Hudson has successfully lost over 80 pounds while using weight watchers and appears in various advertisements as a proud spokesperson.
According to The Daily Mail, this new venture has another significant meaning for Hudson as Weight Watchers has vowed to donate a portion of the center’s revenue to a foundation Hudson co-founded in honor of her late nephew, Julian King.
As you may recall, Julian was found dead just down the street from Hudson’s mother and brother who were found dead in the family’s Chicago home in October 2008.
All three were shot by the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, who was later charged with the killings and is currently awaiting trial.
Hudson made this statement in regards to her foundation;
“I love to target children, because that’s the thing that makes a difference. We hope to do the same thing and start here at home in Chicago with health, with education, with dreams.”
The day was not without fanfare as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was also in attendance and branded Hudson “Chicago’s ambassador to the world at large.”
Congratulations Jennifer and Jessica!