Lauren, 27, and Arie, 37, shared that their new daughter was born happy and healthy on May 29.
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A Little Peanut
Arie took to Instagram Stories to share the happy news, and that their “beautiful baby girl” was 6 pounds and 13 ounces at birth. Pretty close to Lauren’s last-minute guess of 6 pounds, 18 ounces!
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Welcome to the World
The couple revealedd that the blonde beauty was in labor during the wee early hours on May 29. At 5 a.m., Arie shared that Lauren “received an epidural” and everything was proceeding “smoothly.” Hours later, they welcomed their precious baby girl! It’s a relief that everything went according to plan since Lauren had to get an E.C.V. done to flip their baby, who was in the breech position, just a few weeks ago.
Arie, 37, and Lauren were barely able to contain their curiosity. “We’re really, really excited to meet her. It’s been a long time coming,” she told the outlet when she was about seven months along. Arie added, “I think it’s cool, you know? We’re experiencing being new parents, so we’re on all the apps, learning about the development of the baby.”
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Ready for What’s to Come
Lauren is a workout junkie so being pregnant has been a very interesting experience for her. She joked, “It’s about time to get my body back and to meet our baby. We’re really happy.”
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We’re Sure She’ll Bounce Back
While she was 23 weeks along, the blonde beauty posted a sizzling bikini pic from before she was expecting. “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone … in this case IT is abs,” she captioned the photo of her toned tummy with “#feelinlikeawalrus.”
Since then, it’s been all about the baby! The reality couple has received a lot of support from fans and their pals.
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“I was so excited. He gave me a call and they were unbelievably surprised and excited. I’m so happy for them. He’s going to be a great dad,” Chris Harrison gushed to Life & Style during KIIS FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball presented by Capital One in December.
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The host continued, “He’s such a lover and he’s such a — I mean this in a loving way, he’s such a nerd and he’s such a goofy guy. Like he’s going to be such a good dad rolling around on the carpet with his baby, and they’re great.”
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Arie had a few bumps during his journey on The Bachelor, including pulling the ol’ switcheroo and changing his mind about finalist Becca Kufrin. However, he still remains on great terms with the host. Chris continued, “They built their house, they built their home. And so everything’s kind of perfect for them right now. I wish them the best. I love him to death.”
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Handling Everything in Stride
The pair seem over-the-moon happy about their life together but they frequently receive backlash from fans. At this point, they’re total pros at clapping back.
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Defending Her Man
A troll commented on Arie’s Instagram post and said that they hoped the couple’s future daughter would “avoid getting involved with men” like the realtor. Well, his wifey had something to say about that.
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Lauren snapped back, “We are having a daughter and she is lucky to have him as her father. If you want to talk crap, go elsewhere.” Yes, girl!
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They’ve Got This
After their nuptials, the Arizona-based pair were enjoying time in Hawaii. While they were there they completely shut down a commenter who called their baby an “oops.”
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Baby With Some Sass
Through the Instagram account of Baby Luyendyk, the duo responded, “Babies are never an oops if their parents are in love and ready to have us. We are blessings.”
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Luyendyk, Party of Three
Arie and Lauren are avid travelers and they divulged that they’re excited to bring baby girl on the road.
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Won’t Be Slowing Down
On April 4, Lauren wrote on Instagram, “I’m reminiscing on some of the travels we’ve had together. So wild that we’ll have baby girl tagging along with us from here on out!” It looks like they’ll need to start packing a diaper bag.
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Arie and Lauren are a stunning couple and we wouldn’t expect anything less than perfection when it comes to their daughter.
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Enjoy parenthood, you two. They’re sure to surround their new baby with tons of love and attention.