Update: Just like she did with her daughter’s birth on Sunday, Erykah Badu is using her Twitter account to tell the world all about her baby girl.
“Our daughter’s name is MARS MERKABA,” she writes, which follows a post from earlier today that read, “her eyes are looking right into mine . she struggles to focus . so much ? in her . i wonder where she just came from. i mean .. her spirit…”
Erykah and boyfriend Jay Electronica welcomed their baby girl at their home on Sunday, after a five-hour labor.
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“Erykah gave birth to a baby girl at her home on February 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.,” her rep tells Us. “The baby’s father, Jay Electronica, and her two children were in attendance.”
The Grammy-winning singer chose to have the baby at her Brooklyn home with the help of a midwife. She went into labor on Sunday, and used her Twitter account to sound a message reading, “Morning, I’m in labor,” to her 4,500 followers. Jay also sent Twitters throughout his daughter’s birth, writing, “Labor has begun. Everybody stand back. No hospitals. No doctors. No medicine. We’re waiting for the midwife to show.” His final Twitter read, “Feb. 1 2009 my first child, my daughter born at 130 PM exactly. It’s the happiest day of my life.”
Erykah’s final message read, “I can’t believe it’s over. Home birth, no painkillers, about five hours, she was a little past due date, but I didn’t mind waiting. Breath.”
The baby girl joins big brother Seven, 11, her son with Andre 3000, and big sister Puma, 4, with rapper D.O.C.