Something about babies just makes us all melt, and it was no different when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared the first photo of his newborn daughter, Jasmine, on Instagram last Sunday.
The former WWE wrestler and his girlfriend of almost a decade, Lauren Hashian, welcomed their first child together on Wednesday, December 16 and the big guy (really big and good-looking guy) couldn’t wait to share his joy with the world, saying,
“I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears…Incredible.”
The 43-year-old hunk-of-an-actor, wrote in a sweet caption cradling his newborn baby girl,
“Christmas came early!”
The Rock also wrote,
“Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy’s chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning.”
Johnson, who already has a 14-year-old daughter, Simone, with business partner and ex-wife, Day Garcia, opened up in April about the joys of fatherhood and bonding with the late Paul Walker (we miss you Paul!), who also had a teenage daughter, while filming Fast Five.
“We had both been in the business at that time for over a decade, and the most important thing we had in common was the importance of family time and being a great father to our daughters,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “We bonded over that.”
The Central Intelligence actor also gushed in his long caption about how being a father for the second time has changed him.
“Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe… Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday.” (AWWWWWWWW!!!)
Johnson (we mean “The Rock” because it sounds weird calling him anything else) is beyond eager to experience fatherhood with another daughter and we can’t help but be happy for the inspiring actor.