President Alberto Fernández assured this Monday that together with the first lady, Fabiola Yañez, they live “a moment of great happiness and great joy” after the birth of their son, Francisco.
“The birth of a child is a unique moment. I used to say that the happiest moment was when Tani (Estanislao) was born. Today was a second moment just like that”confided the head of state about the arrival of Francisco, whose birth occurred at dawn this Monday, by cesarean section, at the Otamendi Sanatorium, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Recoleta.
In dialogue with Radio 10, Fernández recounted how the moments before the birth were: “We knew that Fabiola was on date, we knew that the birth was coming at any moment. The doctors had foreseen April 20 as the deadline and last night she told me it felt like his belly was getting hard and we called the doctor.
From that moment, he said, “everything went very fast.”
Asked about the message and the present sent by Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Fernández thanked the gesture and, regarding the relationship between the two, said: “The only thing I am going to work on is unity, because we are all dispensed with, What is not prescinding is that for us this is broken and we give way to the right”.
Meanwhile, between laughs, When asked about the possibility of changes in the Cabinet, Fernández highlighted: “The only thing I have to think about is the diaper change”.
Regarding the choice of the baby’s name, the Head of State directly related it to that of Pope Francis: “It is well known that I recognize in him a moral leader of enormous stature.”
Francisco was born at 1:21 a.m. this Monday at the Otamendi sanatorium, by cesarean section.
“Mrs. Fabiola Yañez entered the OTAMENDI SANATORIUM after midnight with labor contractions without progress, for which a cesarean section was performed. A male baby weighing 3,510 grams was born at 1:22 a.m. ” , reported the Presidential Medical Unit through a statement.
The evolution, “of both the baby and the mother, is satisfactory. Both are in perfect health,” he highlights.
“Francisco was born!!! We are immensely happy with your mother @fabiolaoficialok. Welcome to life!!!”, the President celebrated on his Instagram account, with a photo showing the footprints of the baby’s feet.
The arrival of the presidential son was widely greeted on social networks – before noon, the terms “Fabiola”, “Francisco was born”, “Otamendi”, “Welcome Francisco” and “Alberto Fernández” were among the top 10 Twitter trends – and by the political leadership.
This was the case of Vice President Cristina Fernández, who sent a bouquet of flowers to the sanatorium for the new parents along with a card with the following dedication: “Congratulations to both of you and good luck to Francisco!”.
The messages from leaders and referents of the ruling party did not take long to flood the networks. Congratulations to fellow president @alferdez and first lady Fabiola Yáñez for the birth of her son Francisco! I send you all my love on this special day, tweeted the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur.
Congratulations to fellow president @alferdez and to the first lady Fabiola Yáñez for the birth of her son Francisco! I send you all my love on this special day.
– Juan Manzur (@JuanManzurOK) April 11, 2022
The Minister of the Interior, Wado de Pedro, also chose that same network, who celebrated the birth of the baby and the arrival of his parents “to the world of those of us who sleep little but love a lot.”
Welcome Francis! and welcome @alferdez and Fabiola to the world of those of us who sleep little but love a lot.
I wish you much happiness and the best in this new phase of the family.
– Wado de Pedro 🇦🇷 (@wadodecorrido) April 11, 2022
The governor of Catamarca, Raúl Jalil, greeted the presidential couple and wished them “many blessings for the family.”
“Congratulations dear Alberto and Fabiola for the birth of Francisco. Much love and happiness for the whole family!”, published the deputy and former Minister of Social Development Daniel Arroyo, while the Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana, gave him the “welcome “to Francis.
In his turn, the governor of Chaco, Jorge Capitanich, said: “I want to greet Fabiola and Alberto for the birth of their son Francisco. This day will always be remembered with much love and happiness. My best wishes and congratulations to the family.”
For her part, the president of the Télam agency, Bernarda Llorente, also greeted the president and his partner through Twitter: “Many congratulations Alberto and I hug Fabiola. Welcome Francisco!”, published.
“Congratulations Fabiola and Alberto. May you be very happy with the arrival of Francisco. Huge hug,” said social leader Luis D’Elía.