It’s official: Matt Lanter‘s baby lady has arrived!
The Timeless star and his mother Angela — a blogger behind a renouned lifestyle website Hello Gorgeous — welcomed their initial child, daughter MacKenlee Faire Lanter, on Saturday, Dec. 30, in Los Angeles, his repute confirms to PEOPLE.
She weighed in during 6 lb. 11 oz. and totalled 20 inches in length.
“The impulse a daughter was carried adult and we laid eyes on her was incredible,” Matt, 34, tells PEOPLE. “As a dad, some of my many special moments so distant are when she only lays her small physique on my chest and falls asleep.”
For Angela, fastening with MacKenlee by nursing has been one of a many extraordinary moments for a new mom. “Every time we see this ideal small angel baby, she reminds me of a adore we have for her daddy and this code new adore we now have for her,” she shares.
The integrate had scheduled a Cesarean section, though small MacKenlee “had other skeleton of her own” when Angela woke adult in labor a week early.
“We headed to a sanatorium meditative it was substantially fake labor — nope. She was on her way,” Angela shares. “Our alloy done a peaceful cesarean so special by permitting us to play a possess song in a handling room, vouchsafing us declare her being innate and giving me a payoff of skin to skin as shortly as she was born.”
Matt admits that he was “nervous being in a handling room since it all feels so high-stakes surgical,” though a excitability fell divided when he “saw her and listened her cry for a initial time.”
Upon assembly their baby girl, it was adore during initial steer for a couple.
“She’s a many beautiful baby ever,” Angela recalls about observant MacKenlee for a initial time. “I only suspicion to myself, she’s perfect,” says Matt.
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The couple, who married in 2013, confirmed their pregnancy to PEOPLE exclusively in August.
Opening adult about how fatherhood had been something a he had been looking brazen to for a prolonged time, Lanter told PEOPLE in December, “I have a sister. we grew adult in a good family and have always seen that as something that I’ve wanted to do.”
“I wish to play locate with my kid,” common a actor. “I wish to flog a soccer round with my small girl. So yeah, I’m excited.”
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But nonetheless a integrate had no problem divulgence a sex of their initial child before her due date, there was one thing they kept silent on: what they were meditative about fixing her.
In December, a 90210 alum told PEOPLE that nonetheless he and his mother had an thought of what they were going to name their baby before her birth, they wanted to wait until her attainment before creation an central decision.
“We have one that we consider we’re going to go with. It’s a family thing,” Lanter said. “We’re not observant what it is yet, though it’s really not central since we wish to see her initial [to name her].”
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“She competence only not demeanour like a name that we have [picked out]. So we’re going to wait to make it official,” Lanter added.
However, the Pitch Perfect 3 star had formerly suggested what they wouldn’t be fixing their child, revelation PEOPLE that while he and his mother wanted a name that was “a small different,” they weren’t going to give their baby “Apple or Banana or something like that” for a moniker.
“We like a thought of out-of-date names,” he explained.
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While a happy integrate navigated a ups and downs of pregnancy as a team, Angela suggested to PEOPLE that carrying their initial child didn’t come though a difficulties.
“The initial trimester was a small bumpy,” she said in August. “I was flattering most text for all initial trimester symptoms, though after battling endometriosis for many years, we are only so over grateful to have a possibility to turn parents.”
But luckily, her father was there each step of a way. “Matt has left above and over any expectancy we could have had,” Angela continued. “From holding caring of me when I’m feeling sick, to never blank a doctor’s appointment.”