Ray J Is the 'Proudest Dad on the Planet' as He Shares Photos of Newborn Daughter Melody Love
Ray J has been sharing a sea of photos of his newborn daughter Melody Love Norwood
Ray J sure isn’t holding back his love of fatherhood!
His latest, posted Saturday, shows the new parents leaving the hospital for the first time.
“Proudest DAD on the planet!” Ray J gushed in the post’s caption. “Can’t explain the feeling — no words could mean it! I understand what parents feel now and why the love and bond is from God above!”
Earlier photos gave fans a fuller portrait of baby Norwood and the bond she already has with her father.
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“I love my daughter sooo much and I can’t thank God enough for giving this #blessing to @princesslove and me!!!” Ray J wrote on Friday, captioning a picture of the father-daughter duo. “You can start calling me the best #dad in history!! Never had a feeling like this IN MY LIFE. I’m so grateful for what Ive been blessed with! My beautiful baby girl! Truly life changing. #familyfirst #NewDad.”
He first revealed Melody’s name in a post on June 1. “Melody Love Norwood, the most beautiful girl in the world!!!” he wrote. “I never thought I would feel God move thru me like this!!!”
The first-time father also expressed the unconditional love he had for his daughter already, writing, “You are my heart and soul!! I will die for you! You are the true meaning of love! Your sooooo special I couldn’t stop crying when you were born. I will be there for you every minute of the way. I will be the best dad in history! Thank you God for giving me someone to really live for! … A gift from #GOD #NewDad #DaddyslittleGirl.”
Princess Love — whom Ray J said he loved, respected on “another level” and would “be with forever” — has also been uploading photos and videos of her baby girl to Instagram.
Her first post on June 2 showed Melody when she was only 3 days old. “My baby is so happy and alert,” she wrote.
A video, posted on Friday, featuring the 2 week old sucking on a pacifier while wearing a pink elastic bottom gown.
The Norwoods announced the arrival of their newborn daughter on May 22 with a music video that spliced footage from Princess Love’s pregnancy with video of the couple’s August 2016 wedding.
This is the first child for the singer and his wife. Ray J announced the pregnancy on an episode of The Real in November, saying, “Love is on my mind. Love is in my heart. Princess and I are expecting.”
As fans of the pair know, Ray J and Princess Love have been open with their struggles to get pregnant. They kept their pregnancy a secret until the second trimester “because it is bad luck to announce too early” Princess said in her Instagram caption of the baby bump later that day.
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Meanwhile, though Ray J’s sister Brandy and mom Sonja decided to opt out of the pair’s ice-cream themed baby shower in March due to a disagreement with Princess Love, both have shared photos of Melody via Instagram since her arrival.
“My Melody moments! Everyday is a Melody day! Thank you God for this blessing. #giftedandblessed,” Sonja wrote on Friday.
Brandy’s post — a simple photo of Melody, captioned with her name — came on May 31.