‘The Bachelor’: Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Welcome a Baby Girl
The day has finally arrived! After months of blogging and anticipation, Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr. have finally welcomed their baby girl into the world.
“We have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl 6 lbs, 13 Oz. 20cm long,” the former Bachelor wrote on his Instagram story. “Mommy and baby are doing great, we are so incredibly happy.”
The new mommy also posted her own picture early this morning, announcing the name of the baby.
“Alessi Ren Luyendyk,” the photo read. “Born May 29, 2019 at 2:09 pm. 6 lbs, 13 oz. 20 inches long. She is sweet and calm and @ariejr and I could not be more in love with her.”
Luyendyk then uploaded a sweet photo of his baby girl looking up at him.
“This was the first time she laid eyes on me and I’m forever changed,” he captioned the photo. “Alessi Ren Luyendyk.”
When did Burnham go into labor?
The couple has been very open about their entire pregnancy and the birth was no different. On Tuesday night, Luyendyk posted a photo of him holding his wife’s belly with the caption “it’s happening.”
During the process, the couple uploaded a number of videos to their Instagram story, documenting their time in the hospital. Burnham posted the two of them walking into the hospital and captioned it, “Alright you guys… I think this may be it!”
She also posted her husband carrying their bags into their hospital room.
Later, Luyendyk said that Burnham had begun having contractions every two minutes but that she was doing great.
By Wednesday morning, Burnham received her epidural.
“A little update… It’s 5 am and [Burnham] just received an epidural,” Luyendyk wrote on his story. “She is doing great and everything is going smoothly! We are going to catch a little sleep and hopefully, we will meet our baby soon!”
How did Luyendyk and Burnham meet?
Though their romance has now blossomed into a beautiful family, the two’s relationship didn’t start out smoothly. Luyendyk was season 22’s Bachelor. From the beginning of his season, he got some criticism for the age gap between him and some of the contestants. By the end of the season, Luyendyk chose to spend the rest of his life with Becca Kufrin and proposed to her.
At some point between the taping of the finale and the “After the Final Rose” ceremony, Luyendyk realized that he was still in love with Burnham and began reaching out to her.
He, then, broke up with Kufrin for all the world to see and told her that he wanted to make things work with Burnham.
“I’ve made some bad decisions but the best decision was running back to you,” Luyendyk said to Burnham during the ceremony almost directly after calling it quits with Kufrin. “I can’t imagine a life without you. … I truly believe you are my soulmate.”
“I’m ready to face this life with you and all that comes with it. The good, and the bad. I love you so much.”
The pair were married in January of this year at Haiku Mill in Maui, Hawaii. Bachelor host Chris Harrison officiated their wedding.