Baby number 3 has arrived!
TODAY meteorologist Dylan Dreyer and her husband, Brian Fichera, announced that their new bundle of joy, a son named Russell James Fichera, arrived early Wednesday morning, weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 18 inches long. The name Russell is after Brian and James’s father after Dylan’s.
His newest addition joins older brothers Calvin, 4, and Oliver, 1.
TODAY’s co-host’s third hour revealed in May that she and brian were waiting a baby in November and then discovered the baby’s gender in an on-air reveal. On Tuesday, Dylan shared that his water broke six weeks earlier and that her little one was coming this week.
Dylan said that she and her husband had trouble conceiving their third child because of secondary infertility – but Brian gave some credit to the gripping Netflix series “Bridgerton”, joking on Instagram that his son was a #BridgertonBaby.
“You see Cal when two people are quarantined together for over a year and @bridgertonnetflix is on …” Fichera wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of himself, Oliver, Calvin, and an ultrasound photo of baby number 3.
Dylan has spoken about his difficulties with secondary infertility in the past. The condition, which affects about 10% of couples, leads to difficulties conceiving after a previous pregnancy. Dylan first revealed that he had dealt with the condition after Calvin was born. In 2019, she suffered a miscarriage, then gave birth to Oliver.
Dylan said that when they decided to have their third child, they tried for about six months, but “it wasn’t really happening.” She said they almost gave up, but later on, her doctor suggested not focusing as much on it.
“Sure enough, that’s what we did!” Dylan joked.