It was pure drama as Seth Meyers' wife gave birth in the lobby of their swanky New York City apartment building Sunday.
On Monday’s "Late Night with Seth Meyers," the host described the events surrounding the arrival of his newborn son.
"My wife is upstairs with my mother-in-law, Joanne, and about 20 minutes into lunch, Joanne comes downstairs and looks me and says, 'We have to go to the hospital now!’ which was not the calm I was looking for," the comic said.
The host says he quickly ordered an Uber, which was waiting outside the building, but the baby had other plans. Meyers and his wife never made it out of the lobby.
"My wife is saying, ‘The baby is coming! The baby is out!’ The only way I can describe how my wife looked, she looked like someone who was hiding a baby in a pair of sweatpants," he joked. "She lied down in our lobby and we sort of created a semi-circle around her and we undressed her and the baby was just out, the head of the baby was out."
Meyers said he called 911.
“Over the course of a minute conversation, I said, 'We're about to have a baby. We’re having a baby. We had a baby,'" he said.
Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the building and baby boy Axel was there.
Meyers thanked the fire department for their service and then choked up talking about the bond between his wife, Alexi, and their newborn son.
“The speed in which she took this guy and had him on her and I’m watching and I’m like, 'That kid is gonna be fine forever because of her.' She's really amazing."
Axel is Meyers second child with his wife. The couple also has a 2-year-old son, Ashe.