Tamron Hall had quite a reaction when she found out the sex of her child.
On a new episode of Me Becoming Mom, Hall, 51, spoke on welcoming her now 2-year-old son Moses, now 2, back in April 2019.
Hall says after the embryo transfer, she decided to not know the sex of her baby on the way, but “then whatever week it was that I couldn’t take it anymore, I asked the doctor, and my husband said, ‘We have to be on the phone, we have to hear at the same time.’ “
The doctor said it was a boy and Hall recalled how she “started crying.”
“I started crying because I saw all of my fashion future float [away]. That sounds so vain, but it’s true. And my husband said, ‘I will one day tell Moses that you did that.’ I’m like, ‘No, it’s just tears! I visualize myself walking around with a little girl dressed exactly like me!’ “
She shares her son with Steven Greener.
“Which is so funny now that I have a son,” Hall adds, “and I don’t like to get into gender labels — but it’s funny now that I have a son, I could not imagine anything other than what I have.”
The mom said Moses came after years of struggling with infertility and that she initially tried fertility treatments in her 30s, which failed. She said of her family, “I don’t think you can ever overuse the word grateful.”
“I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too,” the former Today host revealed. And when she did finally get pregnant, she was inclined to keep the information for a while.
“My doctor said, ‘This is your body, your health. You share of your journey what you want to share,’ ” the new mom recalls.
“I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news and after this pregnancy had gone so far.”
She eventually decided to share the good news at 32 weeks.
“There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles,” she continued. “My husband Steven and I are beyond excited! We’re in constant prayer, so if you pray, add us to your list; if you meditate, send calmness our way; and if you believe in luck, we’ll happily take that too.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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