Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes Javid Holds Baby Boy for First Time After Suffering 'Multiple Complications' During Labor
Mercedes “MJ” Javid is counting her blessings after suffering “multiple complications” during her baby boy’s birth.
In a statement to PEOPLE on Thursday, the Shahs of Sunset star’s rep confirms that Javid was admitted into the ICU during her “extremely difficult” labor one day prior.
“The delivery was extremely difficult and Mercedes’ family was very worried for her, as there were multiple complications,” the rep says.
In the morning hours of Wednesday, April 17, the reality star welcomed her first child, a son named Shams Francis Feight, via cesarean section with husband Tommy Feight. The baby boy weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and arrived in Los Angeles, her rep said, explaining that the name Shams was chosen in honor of Javid’s late father while the baby’s middle name, Francis, is after Feight’s late mother.
Thankfully, “baby Shams was born happy and healthy,” Javid’s rep says, “and [MJ is] feeling much better than her first day in ICU.”
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“Both her and Tommy are feeling extremely blessed that everything turned out okay and are thankful for Dr. Jay Goldberg, and Dr. Steve Rad, and all the doctors, nurses and staff at Cedars-Sinai who ensured the baby and her were taken care of,” the statement continues.
“Tommy and Mercedes can’t wait to go home and spend time with their baby boy,” the statement concludes.
In celebration of their little one’s arrival, Feight shared an adorable photo of Javid holding their newborn son for the first time on Thursday while sitting in a wheelchair in her hospital gown.
“Daenerys of the House Javid, the First of Her Name, The Cerclaged, Queen of the Spray Tans, the Shahs and the First Men, Queen of Beverly, Khaleesi of the Great Cedar Sinai, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Shopping Centers, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons #toughestbroadiknow #bendtheknee #myqueen #kookybroad #myson #GOT @cedarssinai @drshahinghadir @drsteverad,” Feight, who referenced Game of Thrones, captioned the sweet image.
In a previous Instagram post earlier on Thursday, Feight opened up about the delivery, which he said “was the worst night of my life,” and revealed that Javid had not yet held their son.
“My wife had a ton of complications. She was in surgery for like five hours. They didn’t tell me nothing. But they’re amazing at Cedars. They saved her life. She’s still in ICU, she still hasn’t held her baby yet,” he said. “That should probably happen later today, though.”
“He on the other hand is looking great,” Feight said of his son. “He couldn’t be happier. … They have him in a tanning bed now with glasses on. No joke, a day old he’s already in a tanning bed. Couldn’t be more like his mother if he tried. She went spray tanning before we went to the hospital. … But everything’s great. I’m the happiest guy on [earth].”
Javid, 46, first revealed her pregnancy news in October, telling E! News that she’s “really happy to open a new chapter” in her life after the death of her father Shams Javid in May.
“I’m hoping that my baby will remind me of my father and, of course, have a piece of Tommy and me,” she remarked. “It’s the cycle of life.”
Feight and Javid said “I do” in April 2018. The lead-up to their wedding (and the ensuing drama) has been a storyline throughout Shahs of Sunset‘s seventh season. The wedding itself was also filmed and will air on the Bravo show.
The new mom opened up to PEOPLE in a recent issue about how she conceived via in vitro fertilization, after difficulties in getting pregnant for some time.
“When you do IVF, you take progesterone shots and medication for almost a month leading up to your [embryo] transfer. You are basically pumping yourself up with hormones,” she recalled. “That made me gain weight, it made me very moody, it made me feel not my usual self. It is something people don’t know, or maybe they don’t talk about.”
Javid hit a hiccup earlier in the summer when doctors discovered polyps in her uterine lining; they had to first remove them before they could do an embryo transfer. She then had a little bit of “down time” before going on medication again. Doctors finally transferred the embryo on Aug. 23 — and it stuck.
“We had that grueling 10-day waiting period when you’ve done the transfer but you don’t know if it worked, and you just have to wait until you are 10 days in so it will show up on a blood test,” the star told PEOPLE.
But when she finally learned the news was positive, “That moment was just surreal,” Javid shared. “It was the blessing we had been praying for.”
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