Seems like everyone is having or just had a new baby. On Sunday 40 year old Nia Long gave birth to a baby boy named Kez Udoka who is the sun of NBA basketball player Ime Udoka. And 25 year old Kyla Pratt announced on 106 and Park that she delivered a baby girl name Lyric Kai Kirkpatrick almost a year ago.
This is the first child for her boyfriend, NBA baller Ime Udoka and the second child for Nia who has a 10-year old son, Massai from a previous relationship.
Kez was an unexpected blessing for Nia Long who was initially told by her doctor that it would be hard for her to have a baby at age 40. She recently told Ebony Magazine:
“I honestly asked God for this. I remember I was driving home from the doctor, and I called [my boyfriend] Ime, and I was like, ‘Babe, I’m really kind of sad right now. The doctor actually said if I wanted to have more children, it would be hard.’ The next time [Ime] came to visit, he said, ‘I don’t believe that.’ I said, ‘You don’t?’ He said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Good, me neither.’ Then I got pregnant.”
The medical [profession] tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40 because you shouldn’t have children after 40.’ Society tells us, ‘Get married before 30, because no man wants a woman after 30.’ You are not half the woman you’re gonna be until you turn 30. You’re not even half of that woman yet. So I think if we’d just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes.
In the meantime, Nia and Ime are thrilled about their new addition to the family.
This is the most exciting time in our lives. Words can’t explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family. We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers.
Kyla Pratt who is now 25-years old is returning to to TV as Crystal on BET’s scripted series ”Let’s Stay Together” in January 2012.
Last night’s episode of 106 wasn’t the first time that Kyla shared her baby secret. In the latest issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, Kyla talked about growing up with in a big family, which is part of the reason why she’s a mother today.
I’ve grown up in a house where I’m the oldest so I’ve been a second mom to my brothers and sisters. I’ve just always wanted to be a mom.
My daughter is 10 months and I feel like I’m still not caught up on rest since my 36th week of pregnancy.
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