Seth Meyers returned to Late Night on Tuesday after welcoming his first son with his wife, Alexi Meyers, on Sunday, and the happy new dad shared an inside look at his wife going into labor.
Seth, who revealed his son's name is Ashe in honor of his wife's maiden name, beamed as he shared the news of his family's new addition to a cheering crowd.
"The baby came two weeks early, so on Sunday we really were not expecting this to happen," Seth explained. "Around 11:30 or 12, my wife, about every 10 or 12 minutes, would say her back hurt, and I would rub her back. And I'm bad at recognizing patterns or else I would have known those were contractions."
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Seth Meyers praises wife Alexi in heartwarming story about welcoming his baby boy Ashe
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Alexi Ashe (L) and tv personality Seth Meyers attend the 2015 DVF Awards at United Nations on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Model Alexi Ashe and TV personality Seth Meyers attend the 2015 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Alexi Meyers and Seth Meyers attend the 2015 American Museum Of Natural History Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Late Night host Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe attend The Headstrong Project's 3rd annual Words of War event at One World Trade Center on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for The Headstrong Project)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe attend the New York screening for 'Documentary Now!' at New World Stages on August 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe attend 'Red Oaks' series premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend the Seth Meyers With The Orchard And The Cinema Society Host A Special Screening Of 'Cartel Land' after party at Tribeca Grand Hotel on June 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Seth Meyers (L) and Alexi Ashe attend SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) -- Episode 0163 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alexi Ashe Meyers, husband Seth Meyers and their dog Frisbee during a commercial break on February 12, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe Meyers arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 31: Alexi Ashe (L) and TV personality Seth Meyers attend 4th Annual NFL Honors at Phoenix Convention Center on January 31, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend The Headstrong Project 'Words Of War' Benefit at Tribeca 360 on October 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor/TV personality Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe attend the Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures with The Cinema Society screening of 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' After Party at The Top of The Standard on September 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe attend the Derek Jeter 18th Annual Turn 2 Foundation dinner at Sheraton New York Times Square on June 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Alexi Meyers (L) and Actor Seth Meyers attend The Cinema Society with Men's Fitness and FIJI Water special screening of Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Crosby Street Hotel on July 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: (L-R) Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend the 7th Annual Society Of Memorial Sloan Kettering Spring Ball at The Waldorf=Astoria on May 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 most influential people in the world at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: TV Personality Seth Meyers (R) and wife Alexi Ashe Meyers attend the premiere of 'Sister' during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Seth Meyers, Alexi Ashe and Kevin Bacon attend the Denver Nuggets vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe arrive to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Seth Meyers (R) and wife, Alexi Ashe attend the 2014 National Board Of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Comedian Seth Meyers (R) and Alexi Ashe arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Alexi Ashe and comedian Seth Meyers attend Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 at Radio City Music Hall on March 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend the Cinema Society & Calvin Klein Collection screening of 'The Hunger Games' at SVA Theatre on March 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend an evening with Ralph Lauren hosted by Oprah Winfrey and presented at Lincoln Center on October 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Ralph Lauren)
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Seth detailed how he kept track of her contractions with a contractions app on her phone and soon realized they needed to go to the hospital. As he was helping his wife change and get ready, her water broke.
"It sounds like what water would sound like if it broke," Seth joked. "It's incredibly well-named for what it is."
As they made their way downstairs to their Uber, they were greeted by the doorman who seemingly had a lot of experience dealing with expectant parents.
"He just patted me on the back, [gave] a firm handshake, grabbed our bags and walked us outside to get in the car. I could tell he's done this hundreds of times," Seth recounted. "I could tell from the expression on our Uber driver's face that this was the first time that he was doing anything like this."
As they drove through the streets of New York City, Alexi was "just screaming out an open window" as she dealt with the pain of contractions.
"Only In New York City could you drive that way and not have people say, 'That woman is being abducted,'" Seth joked. "My wife was screaming out the window, 'I don't like this!' And I just feel like New Yorkers were walking by like, 'It's New York, nobody likes anything!'"
When they finally made it to the hospital, Seth was confronted with the hilarious sight of nurses decked out in bunny ears in celebration of Easter.
"It just immediately put me in the best mood," Seth said. "It did not affect my wife's mood. My wife was in a place where bunny ears could not change her mood. I even said, 'Look, bunny ears!' And she was like, 'Shut the f**k up. Stop pointing at things, don't ever point another thing out to me for a decade."
By the time they actually got checked into the hospital, Alexi was fully dilated and ready to deliver, which she apparently did without the help of painkillers or drugs. Seth admitted that he had no idea what to expect when it came to actually watching the birth, but he ended up watching the whole thing.
"The minute it started, I couldn't take my eyes off it. It was the most fantastic thing. I was so taken, it was the best," Seth explained. "I also couldn't stop laughing for [two] reasons: One, half the people in the room had bunny ears on and the other this is I kept laughing because I kept thinking back to the last few months and the amount of times people said to me, 'Are you ready for this?' And watching it happen I couldn't help [think], 'Who could be ready for this? What could you do to prepare for what you're seeing right now?"
After sharing the sweet story, Seth welcomed his first guest, Saturday Night Live alum Tracy Morgan, who came bearing a gift.
Before the show taped, Morgan, who has four children of his own, tweeted a photo of himself holding the present backstage, which he captioned, "Watch me on @sethmeyers tonight to see the very thoughtful present I gave his new baby boy! #UncleTracy"