WASHINGTON—A Washington, D.C., woman has given birth to a baby boy after giving her first child, her father said Tuesday.
Kathryn Dickson, 50, and her husband, Ryan, said in a statement that their baby boy, named Austin, was born prematurely due to complications stemming from the pregnancy.
The couple said they have no plans to have another child.
Ryan Dickson said his wife’s health has been improving since the birth and that she will be discharged from the hospital in the next few days.
Dickson’s father, Ryan Dickson Sr., said in an interview with The Washington Post that the baby boy weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and weighed about 9 pounds when he was born.
“She’s got some swelling, and she’s doing okay, but she’s not going to be able to hold a baby right now,” he said.
“We’ll be happy when we get a little bit of time to rest her back and she can move her legs a little more.”
“We are absolutely thrilled, totally overjoyaged, with the baby,” he added.
At the time of the birth, the couple said Austin was wearing a helmet.
A couple of weeks ago, Dickson gave birth at a hospital in Utah where she had been on ventilator care.
The Dicksons said she had had complications from the birth which had led to her hospitalization.
Austin was delivered by emergency cesarean section in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
The infant was brought to Washington by an attending physician.
The baby’s father said his daughter will soon be reunited with her family.
On Tuesday, Dutton gave birth and gave her husband a hug as they celebrated her new-found independence.