Matthew McConaughey and his longtime love Camila Alves introduce us to their new son Levi in OK Magazine this week.
The couple talks to the mag about of the way they handle everything in their lives: easy-going and as a team.
You can see how laid back they are when Matthew talks about Levi’s delivery.
“We found a great rhythm. Contractions started kicking in. I sat there with her, right between her legs. We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music.”
Levi arrived on July 7 at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, weighing a healthy 7 lbs., 4 oz. Matthew tells the magazine that he kept a detailed diary of his and Camila’s hospital experience.
“I have it all chronicled,” he explained. “Becoming a dad is something I’ve dreamed of doing since I was 10. Becoming a father felt very, very natural. We were jamming! She was sweating. No painkiller, let’s go. She just clicked into that gear that only a woman has at a time like this. We’d been up for 40-something hours, and we went from dead tired to a really steadfast, ‘Let’s handle this… let’s stay in the rhythm. Don’t let the contraction be more than you.'”
Even though the couple planned for a natural birth, in the end it came down to what was safest for both mom and baby.
“We ended up having an epidural because, on the large contractions, the umbilical cord was being compressed. They went in and tried the vacuum. This is where I learned — and no one tells you this — but having a baby is a bloody, pukey, sweaty, primeval thing! And I mean that as a beautiful thing. It is wild. But the vacuum didn’t work, and the doctor said, ‘C-section.’