MSNBC host Katy Tur has welcomed her second baby with husband Tony Dukoupil and said they're looking forward to a "crazy house"
The journalists welcomed Eloise at 11.35pm on Thursday – hours after going into labor.
"The contractions started the night before after a bowl of spicy noodle soup. Though Mom was screaming by dawn, Dad was convinced it was the takeout," the couple told People.
"When Mom got into the car without him and starting to pound the horn, Dad finally ran out, forgetting half the hospital supplies."
"At the hospital, Mom doubled over and told the first person she saw that she wanted an epidural. (They may or may not have been an employee.) Dad put a hand on her back and tried to remind her that she hadn't wanted the epidural yesterday.
"Mom brushed his hand away. She pointed out that she wasn't in labor yesterday. Dad tried again and was shushed by a wise nurse who said, 'We want you to go home in one piece'," they said.
They described their daughter as weighing six pounds, with strawberry blonde hair who is "rarely quiet."
"Big brother Teddy loves her already and can't wait to introduce her to their big brother and sister. We're all looking forward to a full and crazy house this summer," they concluded.
The news comes just days after Tur went into labor. Gayle King shared the news during an 8am segment of This Morning on Thursday.
"Let us be the first to tell you TV viewers of CBS This Morning that Tony Dokoupil and Katy Tur, his lovely wife, are in labor even as we speak," she said.
The anchor added that the couple initially went to the hospital this morning, but weren't sure if it was a "false alarm."
"But Tony has just texted us and said the little lady is on her way," she said, while her fellow anchors expressed their excitement.
King said she is not sure if there will be news of the birth on today's show, but that there will be on Friday.
Tur, who anchors MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, revealed she's pregnant with their second child together live on air back in January.
It came after Page Six "scooped" her baby news moments before she spilled the beans.
"Leave it to Page Six to scoop my own announcement," she joked on camera before announcing her first child with Dokoupil – their son Theodore, born in 2019 – and two step-children will become older siblings.
Her announcement came after she touted her company's maternal leave policy, arguing that every American should have access to similarly comprehensive programs.
The 37-year-old mom gushed about how "very excited" she and Dokoupil were to announce their newest family addition.
"I also want to say thank you to all of my colleagues and everyone out there, all of you who have been so supportive, and were so supportive when I was pregnant with Teddy," she said, referring to her son.
She continued: "Also a thank you to my company, NBC News and Comcast. We've got an unbelievable family leave program, something, as you know, I firmly believe all of us should have access to."
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