Kelis: Knight is 'Kinda Perfect'

07/24/2009 at 04:30 PM ET
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Expectant moms are often told that the pain of labor and delivery immediately subsides once a newborn baby is placed in your arms, but Kelis isn’t buying it! Tweeting on Twitter early Thursday morning, the 29-year-old R&B songstress — who welcomed son Knight just hours before — shares,

“I was in labor for 3 of the longest most painful days of my life. I don’t understand when women say they don’t remember giving birth. I will remember for the rest of my life. He’s kinda perfect [by the way] :)”

Calling her son “7.8 pounds of the greatest stuff on earth,” Kelis is clearly smitten! New motherhood is “so amazing,” she writes before adding,

“I’m a a loss for words.”

Almost! Just a few hours later, a jubilant Kelis updated her fans yet again with the happy news that both mom and baby were heading home: “Me [and] Knight are takin’ our first car ride today! Woohoo!”

Knight is the first child for Kelis and the second for her estranged husband Nas, who is already dad to 15-year-old Destiny, from a previous relationship.

Source: Kelis’ Twitter

— Missy

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ingrid on

i still can remember the pain too… and it has been over 5 years now… 😉

Alice on

Destiny and Knight… wow those siblings do have names that go well together. Middle-age-save-the-world names. I like it! ^^

cathy b on

I can’t wait to see pic of Knight. I bet he has lots of hair and is very cute!!

Miche on

I labored all night and all morning before having an emergency C-Section. I thought I could never forget it, but it really has gotten fuzzy almost two years later. Fuzzy enough that I am doing it again next spring…

Congrats to Kelis for her stamina and her beautiful baby boy!

wilson on

I still remember the pain, and my son is going to be 16 soon. No more babys for me. Being in labor for 20 hours was enough. So when they saw you won’t rember they are lying.

CelebBabyLover on

First of all, I LOVE that Kelis is, thus far at least, not saying anything bad about her baby’s father (I’m aware that she said awhile back that he cheated on her, but, provided he really did cheat, I don’t fault her for that one. No woman-or man- deserves to be cheated on!)!

That said, I also like her commet about not forgetting the pain of birth. I haven’t had kids myself, but my mother has 2, of which I am one. She had us both via C-section (due to the fact that both of us ended up being breech), and from what she has said, I get the impression that she still remembers the recovery quite clearly!

Nikki on

Like Kelis, the days/weeks after I gave birth, I was adamant to prove that “you don’t forget the pain of childbirth!”.I said promptly due to the amount of pain I was in, my son was going to be an only child.

10 months later, I remember SAYING birth was the worst pain I have ever experienced, but I honestly DO forget the physical pain!

So, interesting to see if she may change her mind or not 🙂

Brandi on

I don’t think its forgetting as much as never thinking about it again! lol but my mom makes sure to remind me what she went through hehe.

Mia on

lol this conversation reminds me of Will + Grace episode I saw last night. I don’t know what season it was from, but Grace + her mom got into a fight, and then they made up near the end, and Grace says something like, “Holidays are about misery, and being together. Even though you almost died when having me, which you remind me every year on my birthday” ..etc.