Dave Annable‘s heart just skipped a beat: He’s a dad!
“Odette and I couldn’t be happier to announce the arrival of the love of our lives. Welcome to the world Charlie Mae Annable,” Annable, 35, wrote alongside a photo of his baby girl gripping his finger on Instagram.
The new dad didn’t miss the irony of his daughter’s Labor Day arrival.
“Team Annable did not get the memo that ‘Labor Day’ wasn’t to be taken literally. Charlie is a holiday all on her own,” he added. “Mom and baby are in great health, and dad hasn’t stopped crying since. Shocker. Charlie is one lucky girl to have you as a mother @odetteannable. You are made from heaven.”
In May, the actor announced the pregnancy to his followers by wishing his wife both a happy birthday and congratulating her on her first Mother’s Day.
Although the couple didn’t know the sex of their baby on the way at the time, that didn’t stop the mom-to-be from splurging on a few baby items during their trip to Europe. And while Annable told PEOPLE it was “the most exciting time” of his life, the real surprise came when the two found out they would be welcoming a daughter.
“He just cried like a baby when he found out [it was a girl],” Odette told PEOPLE in July.
“Because it was a little girl, he was like, ‘Oh my God, what am I going to do?’ He’s so sensitive already, but it’s on overload.”
The couple spent the last few weeks before Charlie’s big debut finishing up their to-do lists, including the final touches on the nursery and assembling all the baby gear.
“This is full on nesting home. We’re trainwrecks — we’re hot messes — and then all of the sudden, it’s like ‘Oh, s—, we’re having a kid,’ ” he told PEOPLE. “We’re taking care of the house and putting the nursery together. I’ve been building all the cribs and the strollers. We feel fortunate enough to be married for five years — she’s sick of me so she’s ready for the next thing — but we’ve gotten to do it and live the life a little bit, so now we can’t wait to raise this little monkey.”
And other than dreaming of his daughter joining him for a game of golf one day, the future father was most looking forward to finally meeting his baby girl.
“The one piece of advice that has been a common denominator is just enjoy,” he said. “It goes by so quickly and just enjoy every second you’ve got with the kid. Life is precious, and that smile — I can’t wait to see that smile.”
On Tuesday, the shared a sneak peek at Charlie’s grin, introducing her in two Instagram photos — one on Mom’s account, and one on Dad’s.
— Anya Leon with reporting by Nicole Sands