Fantasia Barrino will soon be bringing her two-week-old daughter Keziah London Taylor home. The 36-year-old American Idol winner announced the happy news on Thursday with an Instagram post featuring the first photo of her baby daughter, who was born premat-ure and has since been in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NCIU).
‘Almost Home,’ she captioned the sweet snap, adding several emojis including a bow, a teddy bear, hearts and hands clapping. In the photo, the songstr-ess can be seen cradling her newborn to her chest.
The back of Keziah’s tiny head and arm are seeking peeking out from underneath a bla-ck and white polka dot blanket.
Fantasia is gazing lovingly down at her infant. She gave birth to Keziah on May 23 and three days later, the singer revealed on Instagram that her daughter had been born prema-ture.
In the post, Fantasia is seen posing dra*ed in a sheer white cloth that flowed down to the floor while holding her pregnant belly.
‘The Wife of A King, the Mother of Two Kings and Two Queens. With it all comes A Fight and Stren*th like No Other,’ she wrote in the caption.
‘Out of every one of these Blessings I have named has also come a major Testimony. Keziah was born a little too early but she is a fi**ter just like her Mother.
‘When you see the words Stre-ngth, Determined, Perseverance, and Unbr**kable think of Fantasia Monique Taylor,’ Barrino continued, adding a flexed bicep emoji.
Four days later, Fantasia shared a close-up image in which she is holding her husband Kendall Taylor’s hand as the two are wearing NICU hospital bracelets on their wrists.
‘In the NICU with You @salute1st,’ she captioned the photo, tagging Taylor. Kendall, a businessman whom Fantasia wed in 2015, is Keziah’s father. She has two children from previous relationships – Dallas Xavier, 10, and Zion Quari, 19.
The singer announced the arrival of her third child in an Instagram post in which she was seen posing in an animal print gown and cradling her pregnant belly with an elephant.
In the caption, Fantasia explained: ‘The Elephant is the animal I chose to surround @keziahlondontaylor with because it represents patience, strength, power and remembrance. Just a few of the qualities that her presence has brought into our lives and this world.’
Taylor, who has a son Treshaun from a previous relationship, also announced his daughter’s birth on Instagram when he posted the same photo that Fantasia shared later on May 26. In the caption he wrote: ‘Today I experienced something that rewrote my personal definition of a B*** Woman.
‘To observe my Queen @tasiasword bring my little Angel @keziahlondontaylor into this world elevated my understanding and sense of pride, respect and admiration for b*** women.’
The couple had announced in November that they were expecting their first child together after years of str**gling to conceive.
They revealed they were having a girl in January. In sharing the news of her pregnancy, Fantasia opened up to her social media followers about her struggle to conceive.
She spo*e about the story of Rachel in the Old Testament who was childl-ess until God granted her prayer and said she had started ‘to pray like Rachel’ in the hope of having a baby.
‘Keep trying and you will conceive,’ Barrino said and then Taylor sweetly kissed his wife’s belly during their Instagram Live reveal.