Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as The Mountain in “Game of Thrones”, has welcomed his first son with wife Kelsey Henson.
Henson gave birth to their baby boy on Sept. 26, as per the actor’s Instagram post yesterday, Sept. 28. The proud father also recalled the day of his son’s birth alongside photos of the two of them in sweet moments with Henson.
He explained that Henson woke him at 6 a.m. since she had been already losing water. As she continued to experience stronger contractions, their midwife advised them to go to a birthing center.
The couple arrived at the clinic before 9:00 a.m. and Henson immediately asked for the birthing pool. When she finally sat in the tub, she quickly began pushing.
“Things escalated super quickly. Throughout it all she did amazing,” Björnsson said. “She was in complete control of her mind and body.”
After “an extremely hard” two hours and 19 minutes, Henson had given birth to their “healthy, strong, beautiful boy.” He weighed 3530 grams and measured 52 centimeters long.
Following the delivery, Björnsson called his daughter Theresa Lif “to introduce her to her new little brother.” He shares Theresa with his ex-girlfriend Thelma Björk Steimann.
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26.09.2020 . 6am Kelsey woke me up telling me she had been losing her water, I immediately jumped out of bed and said alright let’s go, she stayed calm and replied with a laugh and said, no we are not going yet. I then asked to call our midwives to which she replied again no let’s just wait for awhile. . 7:15am we call our friend to come photograph the labour, the midwife and doula. Once the midwife arrived she checked out the progress and we were surprised to learn Kelsey was already 5cm dilated. The midwife asked if she was ready to go to the birthing centre or wanted to try out that bath at home and Kelsey, still remaining calm, decided to try the bath at home. While I was filling up the bath things started escalating quickly, the contractions were much stronger lasting over a minute and were anywhere from 2-3 min apart. The midwife then said she thought we should head to the clinic and finally Kelsey agreed it was time. . 8:40am. We arrived at the Björkin, the birthing centre, after a quick 10 min drive. Right away Kelsey knew exactly what she wanted and asked how long until the birthing pool would be filled. The next fifteen minutes Kelsey paced around between contractions waiting for the tub to be filled. . 9:00am She was in the tub and immediately started to push. Things escalated super quickly. Throughout it all she did amazing. She was in complete control of her mind and body. She had strong opinions on exactly what she wanted and where she wanted to be. I am completely in awe of how strong she is, and so proud of her for everything she did to prepare herself throughout her pregnancy. It cannot be put into words how proud I am and how I feel about this experience. . 11:19am After an extremely hard 2 hours and 19 mins of pushing our healthy, strong, beautiful boy arrived weighing 3530 grams, 52 cm long. . To finish the most beautiful, awe inspiring labour was the most wonderful phone call to my daughter to introduce her to her new little brother ❤️ . 5:30pm We arrive back at home both mom and baby doing super well and spent our first night as three together. . We have decided on a name and cannot wait to share it with you all soon.
Björnsson and Henson returned home at 5:30 p.m. He then assured his fans that the mother and child are “doing super well.” They have also decided on a name for their son but have yet to reveal it.
The couple first announced they were expecting a child last April, more than a year after they wed in Iceland in October 2018. Björnsson met Henson back in September 2017 at a bar in Alberta, Canada where she worked as a waitress. JB
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