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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:18:51 GMT

Elton John's Son Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John picture

When Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John arrived in Los Angeles on Jan. 11 — two days after his due date — dads Elton John and David Furnish were in the delivery room just as they were when Elijah’s big brother Zachary Jackson Levon was born to the same surrogate two years ago.

“We tried to create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere,” John, 65, tells us. “We were excited at the prospect of Elijah’s birth as we were at the prospect of Zachary’s — but much less nervous.”

Adds Furnish, 50: “I would say we feel more secure in our parenting skills now — it’s far less scary than the first time ’round!”

When the couple, who entered into a civil partnership more than eight years ago, decided just before Zachary’s first birthday in December 2011 to expand their family, they knew they wanted to use the same surrogate.

“She is a wonderful, kind and loving woman,” says John, who thinks of her as “part of our family.”

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