Just two weeks after welcoming her first child, Mercedes "MJ" Javid shared that she's feeling "on another level; it's so amazing and we're living our dream." However, when she sat down with E! News this week, she opened up about the ordeal she underwent in the aftermath of giving birth to her son with Tommy Feight, Shams Francis Feight, and the complications she had to handle.
In her sit-down with E!, the Shahs of Sunset mom revealed she had an emergency C-section that overall was fine, "but then everything that happened afterward was obviously the peril and waking up intubated and all that stuff."
She went on to share, “[Tommy] thought he was going to be a single dad... I was definitely in shock [during it]. I was awake for it because it was an epidural. There was a lot of bleeding and that's what went wrong and then they were amazing [at the hospital]."
In a previous interview with Us Weekly, she detailed just what she went through, sharing: “During my delivery, I lost two thirds of my body’s blood supply, requiring 19 units of blood during the surgery, then [was] intubated and placed in ICU from having significant fluid in my lungs after my C-section."
She added to E! this week that after all that, she was up and walking around in the hospital a day or two later, surprising her nurses with her rapid recovery. However, she noted she and her husband have yet to really talk about how intense things got during the labor.
The couple welcomed Shams on April 17 via C-section, after undergoing IVF to make their dreams of parenthood come true. “I don’t think that Tommy thought that fatherhood was in the cards for him and also he didn't have a relationship with his dad I know that he is incredible. He sings to him. He’s such a hands on dad," she told E! News. “We are really both blessed and feel so much gratitude for having been able to have a baby through IVF and if it weren’t for that, we wouldn’t necessarily be able to have this experience so this new chapter is so exciting it feels like were living a dream."
As for whether she would carry another baby, she said, "no," adding, "I don't think that I would... I think that would be a better route for someone half my age to be a gestational surrogate. The wounds are fresh literally and emotionally."
So how are the new parents currently spending their days? By just "fawning over him. We're in this love cocoon, just every single thing the baby does you just love on him."
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