Psychic medium and reality TV star Matt Fraser and his wife Alexa have just learned an important rule of parenting – the baby always runs the show.
Matt discussed his North American tour with Showbiz Cheat Sheet and was convinced his dates were perfectly planned.
“[Baby Royce is] due August 25,” he said. “I’m going August 12 until September 12,” Matt said.
“And then after that, I have local shows,” he added. “So we made the program that way so that I could have as much time as possible with Alexa to help her. And luckily at the same time, the events that I do after Royce was born are local. So they don’t are basically only for the night, so I can be home with her.
Matt Fraser’s baby changed everyone’s plans
Unfortunately, those perfect plans fell through when baby Royce decided to make an early entrance. While having dinner with her family, Alexa’s water broke – and she had to tell Matt that the baby was on the way.
“A few minutes before my show, I was waiting for a phone call from Alexa to see how things were going. I never imagined she would call me to tell me her waters had broken,” said Matt to People: “I was completely in shock! I immediately burst into tears knowing that I wouldn’t be there to help her.
Matt was in the middle of a show when Alexa gave birth
When Matt spoke to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, he didn’t think his son might arrive a few weeks early. But as he was about to take the stage, the show continued as his team booked him a flight home. Needless to say, his audience had more than a show to remember.
“The audience was screaming, ‘What’s going on? ‘” Matt shared. He didn’t have all the details, but Matt was able to FaceTime his sister-in-law who was in the hospital with Alexa. Alexa ended up having a C-section, so her sister, Ava Papapigiotis, offered Matt as much information as she could.
Alexa said doctors told her Royce was in a broken position, which gave her pre-birth anxiety. “Matt and I tried exercises, yoga techniques, and even saw a chiropractor, but Royce decided he would come at his own pace. Three weeks early!” Alexa said. quickly turned into an unplanned caesarean section. However, when I first held it, it was perfect and nothing else mattered.
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And although Matt didn’t arrive in time for his son’s birth, he was overwhelmed with joy when he was finally able to hold him in his arms. “The moment I walked into the room and Alexa asked me if I wanted to hold it, all I could do was look at it and cry,” he shared. “It’s the most amazing feeling in the world.”
During his chat with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Matt said just getting advice or feedback from friends and family makes parenthood a bit daunting. “I get a lot of advice, telling me horror stories, telling me oh you’re not going to sleep,” he said. “You’re not going to eat! It will stop,” he said. “It will stop, so on and so on.”
“So I think everyone kind of told us the negative,” he continued. “We haven’t heard anything positive, I’ll be honest. Oh, but it’s true. No one came and said it was going to be a walk in the park. Oh, this is going to be awesome. Nobody ever said that. Everyone told us what was going to be the most difficult.
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