Shay Mitchell Celebrates the Birth of Her First Child With Adorable Photo
Congrats are in order to actress Shay Mitchell. She has given birth to her first child! The 32-year-old actress has welcomed a baby girl with her longtime partner, Matte Babel.
To commemorate her newborn daughter, Mitchell shared a heartwarming post on Instagram.
How did Shay Mitchell document her pregnancy?
Mitchell, who recently starred in Lifetime/Netflix’s You, announced her pregnancy in June with an Instagram post. On social media, she has been very open about her pregnancy. Over the past several months, it was common for her to make pregnancy-oriented posts on Instagram.
She also began a series on YouTube which documented the pregnancy. The series, titled Almost Ready, currently consists of six episodes.
Before Almost Ready, Mitchell also made a pregnancy announcement video on YouTube, which has almost 7 million views.
In the caption for the video, she said, “There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! WOW… It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you. It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time. Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing over sized sweatshirts.”
What Shay Mitchell has said about her prior pregnancy
Earlier this year, Mitchell opened up about suffering a miscarriage in 2018. This makes the news of her and Babel’s child all the more tear-inducing.
“The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams,” she shared on her Instagram story in a recap of the year.
Babel honored her in an Instagram post back in June.
Shay Mitchell shares a photo with her daughter
On Sunday, Mitchell posted a photo in which she is holding hands with her baby girl. In the caption, she wrote, “Never letting go…”
She and Babel have not yet announced the baby’s name.