“I Didn’t Think I Could Do It”: Denise Vasi & Anthony Mandler Welcome Daughter, Lennox, After Intense Natural Birth At Home
And baby makes three!
“Single Ladies” actress Denise Vasi and her husband, video director Anthony Mandler, have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Lennox. The couple first announced Vasi’s pregnancy last summer and have been married since 2013.
Vasi gave birth on February 2, and has been on cloud nine ever since. She not only shared a first picture of baby Lennox’s feet, but she also discussed her very intense birthing experience. She had her daughter at home, without the assistance of any medication:
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During my pregnancy many people questioned my choice to have a natural birth at home. However, for my husband & me there was never a question on how we wanted to experience the greatest gift life has to offer. What was important for US was that our child's birth was to be intimate and drug free. Was it exactly how we planned? No. Was it painful to go thru labor unmedicated? ABSOLUTELY!!! EXTREMELY!!! So much so, that there were moments I didn't think I could do it. BUT I DID! I trusted my body & my baby & it was SO worth it! I am grateful for my husband, my amazing doula & my mom who "kept my head in the game." On 2/2 our daughter, Lennox Mae Mandler was "born in the caul-" something that is extremely rare & special. She came with so much power, spirit, & intensity. She also came so fast that Daddy delivered his little girl. I can't begin to express how proud I am of you @amandler, you never skipped a beat & you remembered everything from those 20 hour classes I made you take 😂. We did it! Our way!! I love you, Poo. Thank you guys for riding along & supporting our journey. #LennoxMaeMandler #homebirth #borninthecaul #naturalbirth #birthwithoutfear #mothersinprotest #letthefunbegin #vasimandlerbaby #miv #bringonthebabycouture
Mandler also celebrated Lennox’s arrival on his own Instagram page, and praised his wife:
Vasi is definitely a stunner, so little Lennox is definitely going to be gorgeous! Congratulations to the couple on their new addition, a healthy and happy baby girl.