"Grey is already showing us her independent streak," the parents said.
As a news anchor, CNN's Kasie Hunt knows that she must remain calm as breaking news hits. Maybe for this reason, she maintained her calm in the photo posted on her Instagram, which was taken soon after she unexpectedly went into 13-minute labor and gave birth in the bathroom of her own home, as per PEOPLE.
Grey Hunt Rivera was born on Wednesday, March 1 at a healthy 8 pounds and 4 ounces. In the Instagram post, Hunt said she and her husband, Matthew Mario Rivera, were “thrilled to introduce our daughter, Grey Hunt Rivera — though really, she introduced herself.”
“Grey was delivered by dad on the bathroom floor after 13 minutes of labor before we even had time to dial 911, and 24 hours before she was scheduled to arrive via C-section,” Hunt wrote. Pictures of Grey’s birth show Hunt on a bathroom floor with her daughter in hand as she looks up at the camera. Two other photos show Grey being held by her parents and watched by her older brother.
“We are so thankful for the @dcfireandems team who talked us through the incredibly intense moments before she took her first breaths and who arrived within minutes to bring mom and baby safely to the hospital,” Hunt said in her post. “Big brother Mars could not be more proud, and we couldn’t be more excited for life as a family of four.”
"Grey is already showing us her independent streak. We were expecting her to arrive via a scheduled C-section on Thursday morning. She had other plans!" the parents told PEOPLE. “We’re so excited about life as a family of four — and reminded it’s going to be that much more unpredictable!”
It’s not the first pregnancy of Hunt's that has become news. In 2019, during her time as an NBC News political correspondent, a Twitter user tried to shame Hunt by calling her “fat.” Hunt’s swift rebuttal, a tweet that read “I’m 8 months pregnant?” quickly wracked support from users and those in the journalism community.
Hunt then gave birth to Mars Hunt, whose gender was a surprise. “We got to actually say, ‘It’s a boy!’” Hunt and her husband told TODAY Parents at the time. Like this time around, Hunt was also able to make a connection between the nature of her son’s birth and his potential.
“Mars must already have big things planned since he started life at 9 1/2 pounds,” the two remarked. “We love him so much and can’t wait to see what joy he brings to our family of three.”
Cover Image Source: Instagram | Kasie Hunt