Cleveland Cavs guard Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday (Dec. 16).
The singer shared the news on Instagram, revealing that her fiancee helped deliver the baby in a bathroom.
Taylor says she didn’t realize she was in labor until she could feel her baby’s head. While awaiting an ambulance, she pushed out their daughter, while Shumpert used the cord from a pair of headphones to tie off the umbilical cord as the couple waited.
The birth was three weeks ahead of the expected due date of Jan. 16, 2016. The baby, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr., was born at 6:42 a.m, and nicknamed her “Junie.”
Shumpert and Taylor got engaged in November, with Shumpert proposing to her with a ruby engagement ring on the night of her baby shower.
On Dec 16th at 6:42am in our bathroom Junie decided she wanted to take her first breath into this world. She came out as a wonderful surprise to everyone! Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head…it took two ten count pushes with my fiancé playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands! Eyes full of tears and barely able to speak to the emergency operator @imanshumpert tied a pair of red headphones around the umbilical cord and the ambulance made there grand entrance 5 min later. She opened her eyes right away, gazed into mine and never cried! He handed her to me wrapped in our bath towel and wiped her face for me to see what LOVE really is. She has blown Christmas away! Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched. Welcome Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl💂🏾🐞👶🏾