Hannah Bronfman has announced the birth of first born child with the help of former President Barack Obama, who broke the happy news during her surprise interview with him.
The Seagram heiress and her husband Brendan Fallis welcomed their son Preston Miles Thomas Fallis on November 20, nearly two years after she suffered a devastating miscarriage.
Bronfman first revealed her son’s birth during a video conversation she had with Obama, which she shared on Instagram on Thursday. The Promised Land author congratulated her on her new baby, prompting her to confirm his arrival.
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Family of three: Hannah Bronfman and her husband welcomed their son Preston Miles Thomas Fallis on November 20, nearly two years after she suffered a devastating miscarriage
Baby love: Bronfman, 33, shared the first photos of baby Preston on Instagram on Friday, one day after former President Barack Obama announced the newborn’s arrival
‘Congratulations, I hear you just had a baby,’ he said.
The new mom, who seemed a bit surprised, replied: Oh my god, yeah I did.’
Obama went on to ask about the baby, including his name, telling her that Preston was a ‘good’ choice. However, when he heard the little boy’s full moniker, he added that it’s ‘a big name.’
‘You look great and we send you best wishes,’ he said after learning the newborn was only 10 days old.
The dad, who raised daughters Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, with his wife Michelle Obama, recalled what it was like to be a first-time parent, asking her if she and her husband were ‘still checking to see if he’s breathing and all that stuff.’
Whoops! Bronfman was interviewing Obama via video chat when he inadvertently revealed her son’s birth by congratulating her on becoming a mom, prompting her to confirm the news
Presidential seal of approval: Obama went on to ask about the baby, including his name, telling her that Preston was a ‘good’ choice
Bronfman admitted that ‘its almost unnerving how much [Preston] sleeps,’ but a laughing Obama told her to ‘enjoy it while it lasts.’
On Friday, the day after she posted the interview, she proudly shared the first photos of her newborn son on Instagram. The heartwarming pictures show the new parents cradling baby Preston at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
‘Well the cats out of the bag thanks to President Obama!!!! (as if that actually happened!!!!),’ she wrote. ‘I promise we weren’t hiding him for any other reason besides we just wanted to cherish these first days with our baby on our own terms.
‘Our hearts are busting as we have been basking in the love bubble of cuddles, poops, sleepy feeds and sharing Preston with our families,’ she continued. ‘We so appreciate your patience and understanding that few things are as sacred as these last 2 weeks with our newest family member!!’
Fresh: Baby Preston was born at 6:47 a.m. on November 20, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces
Look of love: Both Bronfman and Fallis proudly shared photos of their baby boy on their respective Instagram pages
Close as can be: Fallis enjoyed skin-to-skin contact with his son while cradling him shirtless
Bronfman shared that baby Preston was born at 6:47 a.m. on November 20, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She also opened about the inspiration behind his lengthy name.
‘Miles is his grandpa and great grandpa’s middle name on my side and Thomas is Brendan’s middle name and his Dad’s middle name and Preston’s great great grandfathers name,’ she explained. ‘And in the words of Barack Obama, “That’s a BIG name!”
‘I have taken a billion photos of this little guy and will be flooding my feed with Preston content to make up for the extra 2 weeks of pregnancy content, promise!’ she added.
‘For everyone piecing together the timing of our countdown vlog and my due date, your comments had me on the floor and please know Preston loves his internet aunties and uncles!!’
Motherhood: Fallis shared a heartwarming photo of his wife breastfeeding their baby boy
Can’t resist: ‘I have taken a billion photos of this little guy and will be flooding my feed with Preston content,’ Bronfman assured her fans on Instagram
City views: Bronfman gave birth at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Fallis also shared photos of their son, including pictures of himself cradling Preston shirtless for skin-to-skin contact and Bronfman breastfeeding him.
‘Welcome to the world little Preston! We’re beyond blessed to have you in our lives. The road seemed long getting you here but is now just a memory as your life truly begins,’ he wrote.
‘I promise to be the best father I can be, constantly growing and learning with you as we go. There will be tons of smiles and some tears too, but everything will be filled with purpose and love,’ he continued. ‘I can’t wait to watch you grow and become who you are destined to be. I will be right there cheering you on throughout your journey.’
Fallis also shared a special message for his wife, adding: ‘@hannahbronfman, what can I even say… You’re the most incredible woman I’ve ever met. Just when I think I know you so well, you go above and beyond what I thought was possible.
Wild ride: Bronfman also shared videos of herself holding Preston while recounting the past few days on her Instagram Stories
Throwing them off the sent: The new mom shared a photo of her baby bump on Thanksgiving, and her fans had no idea she had given birth the week before
‘You are truly the light in my life and I can not even wait to watch you become the best mother to our son. And now, the new chapter officially begins…’
Bronfman also shared videos of herself holding Preston while recounting the past few days on her Instagram Stories.
‘Okay, so we’ve had a very surreal couple of days, and it’s been a wild last 24 hours,’ she said. ‘Guessing you saw that Obama announced the birth of young Preston, which is insane and that we finally shared the first photos of P on my Instagram and on Brandon’s Instagram.’
Bronfman thanked her followers for being patient and said she has so much to share about motherhood and her experience so far.
‘Brendan and I are just loving our new roles of early parenthood,’ she gushed.
Joyful: Seagram heiress Hannah Bronfman has revealed she is pregnant with her husband Brendan Fallis, 15 months after opening up about her devastating miscarriage
Heartbreak: The couple struggled with infertility when they started trying for a baby in 2017, and Bronfman suffered a miscarriage in January 2019
Road to recovery: Bronfman discovered she had a miscarriage at her nine-week appointment. Fallis then accompanied her to the D&C procedure (pictured)
Joyful: Nearly a year and a half after her miscarriage, she announced she was pregnant again
The couple’s journey to parenthood has been a difficult one, as they struggled with both infertility and a miscarriage last year. They started trying for a baby shortly after their 2017 wedding but were unable to conceive and underwent several rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI).
An IUI involves a doctor placing sperm into a woman’s uterine cavity. It is typically recommended to couples struggling with fertility before in vitro insemination (IVF), a complex series of procedures in which eggs are collected from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab.
Nine weeks into her pregnancy she suffered miscarriage and opened up about the heartbreaking loss in a series of social media posts, as well as a detailed YouTube video filmed with her husband.
The couple later turned to IVF and announced Bronfman’s pregnancy on Instagram in July, roughly a year and a half after she miscarried.
Posting a stunning sunset silhouette photo that showed off her growing baby bump, she wrote: ‘I can’t believe I’m finally sharing this news with you guys! @brendanfallis and I are beyond thrilled to announce that we’re pregnant!’