After just six days since the announcement of Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams’ second child, Elliot, the Pretty Little Liars star has detailed the terrifying delivery of her daughter. On Katie Lowe’s namesake podcast, Katie’s Crib, the actress revealed several “scary moments” from the pregnancy which included giving birth in a parking lot.
According to Bellisario, she had been experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions for some time before being surprised that she was in fact in labour. “My windows between contractions were getting shorter,” she explained.
On the journey to a Los Angeles Hospital, Bellisario recalled feeling more and more uncomfortable in the car. As Adams’ pulled up to the hospital. A security guard was notified and allegedly hadn’t taken the claim seriously. Instead she asked her husband to take off her pants as she got to her hands and knees. Adams had seen the baby crowning. Four minutes later baby Elliot was born.
She turned her head to see Adams holding the baby “upside down”. “And she’s wailing,” the new mother recalled, “so I’m like, ‘She’s alive, she’s OK, she’s breathing.'”
The couple honoured the moment (expectedly days later) by snapping a photo in the very same spot and shared it to Instagram.
“That’s it. Right there was where our daughter was born,” We feel so honored to share the story of what was by far the craziest 15 minutes of my life with our dear friend @ktqlowes on her podcast @katiescrib go give it a listen if you’re not of the faint of heart. All that matters is that she is here and healthy, I somehow survived and @halfadams is not a fainter. #driverdouladoctordaddy”
Elliot was born on May 15. Bellisario also has a two-year-old daughter, Aurora. Speaking to GRAZIA in 2019, the actress recalled the rewarding moments of motherhood and the balance it requires.
“Motherhood is very new to me and it definitely brings up a lot of questions about who you are now as a mum and how you balance all of the things that you thought you would be,” she said.
“It’s made me so much more present and patient because I wanted to get a million things done in the day,” the 35-year-old continued. “Even if I have a moment to take a break, I want to be answering emails and returning phone calls or writing a letter or working on a new script. I want to be doing, doing, doing and my daughter really taught me that, I just can’t accomplish that anymore.”
Congratulations to the couple.
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