Moore and her husband, New York-based restaurateur Marc Daly, welcomed Brooklyn Doris Daly via an emergency cesarian section on Nov. 4. And the star has now shared her self-described miracle baby’s face with the world.
“MEET the love of my life @brooklyndorisdaly read our exclusive @people article on stands today#babydaly #brooklyn #miraclebaby #love #family #dreamsdocometrue,” Moore captioned a casual pic with Brooklyn on her Instagram page Dec. 12.
“This little angel … so beautiful. I feel so blessed. It’s all been so worth it,” she added.
At 47, Moore’s pregnancy was high risk and the first-time mom faced several challenges after conceiving through in vitro fertilization earlier this year.
“There were so many scares along the way,” said Moore, who visited her an OBGYN and a high-risk pregnancy specialist weekly. “We held our breath every time we went to the doctor.”
During the star’s first ultrasound, physicians were concerned that Moore had a false pregnancy when they were unable to see the baby’s skeleton. At a separate checkup, doctors worried that Moore was having an ectopic tubal pregnancy — where the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus — leading to fears that an abortion would need to occur.
By October, Moore’s blood pressure reached dangerously high levels and caused her to deliver three weeks early. When she did, Moore wound up having a c-section that lasted for three hours, being complicated by fibroids that were in the way.
“They couldn’t get the baby out,” she said. “There were all these complications and they knew if they cut into a fibroid, I could potentially bleed out and die. So they ended up cutting me vertically too, to just get the baby out and make sure I survived the surgery. They were so scared they were going to lose me.”
With so many complications it’s no wonder that Moore said she wanted to abandon RHOA and focus on her pregnancy in a “healthy and drama free environment.” But once Brooklyn was born, Moore said that “all my dreams had come true.”
“We’re so in love,” she added to the magazine. “Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. But she’s such a tough baby; so determined. And every step of the way, she kept surviving and getting stronger. She’s my miracle baby. There’s no other way to describe it, she’s my miracle baby.”
Fans who finally glimpsed Brooklyn’s face gushed about it in the comments of Moore’s Instagram post.
“OMG she is BEAUTIFUL ❤️❤️❤️.”
“She is absolutely GORGEOUS 💗💕💗 Congratulations to you @thekenyamoore and Mark….may you continue to be blessed🙌”
“She just perfect, i am so happy for you and your husband. God is great!”
“I’m so happy for her😍😍😍😍”