Actress and model Kate Upton can add a new moniker to her list of roles: Mom. On Saturday, Upton shared on Instagram that she and her husband, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, welcomed their first child earlier in the week. And in the post announcing the baby’s arrival, she even shared the little one’s name: “Genevieve Upton Verlander. 11.7.18.”
It’s a fitting place to share her baby’s birth announcement: Upton also posted news of her pregnancy on Instagram as well. Back in July, Upton uploaded a photo of her in a sharp red ankle-length suit, drop gold earrings, and white sunglasses while she posed on a hotel balcony in Miami. She kept the post short and to the point, too: “#PregnantinMiami @justinverlander.”
However, Verlander was a bit more verbose, reposting her pic with a little extra love for the mom-to-be: “You’re going to be the most amazing Mom!! I can’t wait to start this new journey with you! You’re the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I’ve ever met.” He added in the caption, “I’m so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much.”
Though the pregnancy announcement was cool, it doesn’t quite compare to the adorable first photo of little Genevieve. In the snap, Upton shared a closeup image of her baby looking as peaceful as a baby can be.
Verlander shared his own photo, this time a close up of their newborn daughter’s teeny, tiny hands inside his mom and dad’s. “Welcome to the world Genevieve Upton Verlander. You stole my ❤️ the first second I met you,” he wrote in the caption.
It’s truly been quite a year for these two. Upton and Verlander were married last November—the same weekend Verlander won the World Series—and now, they get to celebrate their one-year anniversary with a new addition. Congrats to the proud parents!