Erika Christensen’s Epic Home Birth Will “Go Down in Family History” For This 1 Reason

A home birth? Check. A delivery that put dad in the driver’s seat? Check again. Erika Christensen’s newest addition, Polly, has already had an incredible adventure entering the world. The 35-year-old actress shared a photo of her home birth experience on Instagram, explaining the unbelievable background story in the caption.

She wrote that the unexpected delivery happened “so quickly,” the doctor was called too late, so her husband, Cole Maness, stepped in to deliver their baby girl “all by himself.” According to Erika, that epic feat is enough to make Polly’s home birth “go down in family history.” About one minute after the delivery, the doctor arrived, as did Erika’s mother. “You should’ve seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail,” she joked in the caption. Luckily, her mom was able to snap this precious photo once she arrived. You can see the pure joy on their faces!

Little Polly joins 2-year-old sister Shane, Erika and Cole’s eldest. Congrats all around to the now-family of four!

This Summer, Amazon announced an exciting new original series that would air in Fall 2018. The show is called The Romanoffs and is utterly shrouded in mystery. So far, details about the project are scarce, and the first teaser is more of a cast announcement than anything else. (For the record, the cast is very big and exciting!) Although there is quite a bit to excavate in the coming months, we do have one piece of intel pertaining to the new series: though it’s spelled differently, the show is related to the famous 17th-century imperial family of Russia, the Romanovs. Perhaps more intriguing is that the show will focus on the modern age, telling tales of people who claim to be descendants of the slain family.

This phenomenon, if you’re not familiar, stems from one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century: the disappearance of Princess Anastasia. Seeing as the concept of the show stems from this enduring myth — we assume one of the anthology episodes will tell of a woman claiming to be the lost royal — we thought we’d tell the tale that kept scientists, historians, and royal enthusiasts befuddled for nearly a century.

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