‘Today’ host Dylan Dreyer welcomes 3rd child 6 weeks early
“Today” host Dylan Dreyer and her husband Brian Fichera have welcomed their third child, a baby boy named Russell James Fichera, her colleagues announced during Wednesday’s show.
“His new bundle of joy came overnight.… Mom and baby are doing great. He came early, he couldn’t stay,” said Hoda Kotb.
On Tuesday, Dreyer shared a selfie in a hospital gown on Instagram, letting her followers know she would be missing from “3rd Hour of Today” for a while after her waters broke over the weekend.
“Our little guy can’t wait to come out and meet us! The doctors are watching us both closely and trying to keep him inside a little longer to get him stronger. Everything is fine! I’m in between. good hands and I have the best person to keep me calm and at ease. Looks like we’re going to meet our youngest boy this week… 6 weeks early! ” she captioned her post.
The “Today” co-host continued, “I guess he couldn’t bear to be left out of all the fun his brothers had!
Dreyer first revealed she was pregnant in May in “Today” and was given a due date in November. Her third son will join her siblings Calvin, 4, and Oliver, 1, who she had after miscarrying in 2019.
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The mother of three explained that she struggles with secondary infertility – a term used to describe the inability to become pregnant or carry a second baby to term after giving birth.
After having Calvin, Dreyer and Fichera struggled to conceive again and were considering trying IVF. The couple spoke candidly about their pregnancy journey in “Today” and through Dreyer’s personal essay, saying they decided to share their story to end the stigma.
“I just want people to know I’m going through it too,” she said.
Contribution: Amy Haneline