Karen Mizoguchi
June 14, 2017 08:40 PM

 

Meet Caiden Zane Lochte!

Ryan Lochte and fiancée Kayla Rae Reid shared the first photos of their newborn son Wednesday on Instagram. The 12-time Olympic gold medalist, 32, and Reid, 25, welcomed their first child on June 8.

“Now this is what it’s all about….. family!!!!!!!” Lochte captioned a black and white photo of him, Reid and Caiden.

The mother of one shared details of her labor along with a photo of her six-day-old baby.

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“My little pumpkin and that smirk. After almost 26 hours of an unfortunate induced labor the greatest joy entered our lives. Caiden Zane Lochte born 6-8-17. 7 lbs. and 14 oz. of pure bliss,” Reid wrote in her caption.

“I immediately placed him on my chest, he looked me in the eyes and just gazed. I burst into tears and I will cherish that unforgettable moment for the rest of my life. That moment, I felt so many sweet unexplainable feelings and an infinite amount of love,” she continued.

“He is amazing in every single way and I’m so lucky to be his mommy. Ryan stayed by side the entire and encouraged me along the way  To see the look on his face when he saw Caiden was adorable and priceless, it was such an emotional moment for the both of us. I’m in awe every day and I love watching our little man grow daily. His face melts my heart,” Reid concluded.

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The couple announced their pregnancy news in December, sharing an (appropriately) underwater photo taken in a pool, where Lochte is kissing Reid’s bare baby belly. They told PEOPLE exclusively in January that they were expecting a boy.

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Aside from becoming a dad in June and then marrying Reid in the fall, Lochte has been house hunting in Los Angeles — where he plans to pursue acting while training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I think everyone deserves a clean start and that’s what I love about this,” Lochte said.

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