The singer delivered a baby boy during a home birth on Thursday. Named Winter Mercy Morissette-Treadway, the newborn is her third child with rapper husband, Mario “Souleye” Treadway.
“He’s here. ✨????❤️ Winter Mercy MorissetteTreadway. #8/8/19 #mywholelifeidreamedoflovingyouthree #?❤,” the 45-year-old musician wrote on Instagram.
The post featured a heartwarming black-and-white photo of the little boy’s head being cradled in the palm of a hand, while he peacefully slept.
Souleye also shared the same snap, with a sweet tribute to his “warrior" wife, writing in part, "@alanis You will forever be my heroine. thank you for your warrior strength and ability to so deeply love #ForeverinAwe #3homebirths #nowords.”
"I [...] felt so much grief and fear," she shared. "I chased and prayed for pregnancy and learned so much about my body and biochemistry and immunity and gynecology through the process. It was a torturous learning and loss-filled and persevering process."
"I had done tentacles of investigation on everything, from hormones to physicality, every rabbit hole one could go down to chase answers," she continued. "I have different doctors who laugh at the thickness of my files. So, for me I've tried every different version from heavily self-medicating, to formal allopathic medications, to now."