Bachelor stars Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. “We have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl 6 lbs, 13 Oz. 20cm Long,” Luyendyk, 37, wrote on his Instagram Stories yesterday. “Mommy and baby are doing great; we are so incredibly happy.”
The couple has yet not revealed the baby’s name. Luyendyk and Burnham, who met on season twenty-two of The Bachelor, announced on Tuesday night that Burnham, 27, had gone into labor. “IT’S HAPPENING!” Luyendyk captioned a photo of the pair at the hospital on his Instagram account. The couple, which has documented the pregnancy on social media, seemed to be enjoying themselves at the hospital. In one Instagram post, Burnham can be seen pushing Luyendyk around the hallway in a wheelchair.
Finally, on Wednesday morning Luyendyk revealed that Burnham had received an epidural. “A little update… It’s 5 am and [Lauren Burnham] just received an epidural,” he wrote. “She is doing great and everything is going smoothly! We are going to catch a little sleep and hopefully, we will meet our baby soon!”
Luyendyk, an auto racing driver and son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, proposed to Burnham, a real-estate agent, on the After the Final Rose special in March 2018. He shocked many since he had previously proposed to Becca Kufrin on his season of The Bachelor, though he finally realized that he was in love with Burnham.
“I’ve made some bad decisions but the best decision was running back to you,” he told Burnham during the proposal. “I can’t imagine a life without you. … I truly believe you are my soulmate. I’m ready to face this life with you and all that comes with it. The good, and the bad. I love you so much.”
Despite their somewhat complicated start, they ended up moving in together last April, and at the end of the year, they announced that they were expecting their first baby. The couple has¡' kept fans updated on the pregnancy on an Instagram account named @babyluyendyk. The first pic, in which Burnham showed off her baby bump, was captioned, “Hey world 👋🏻turned 11 weeks old yesterday! I’m the size of a fig, imagine that!”
“I have little arms, legs, and I no longer have webbed hands and feet,” the caption continued. “All my little organs are in place too. Mom is finally not feeling sick anymore, here’s a pic of her ❤️.”
The couple got married in January at Haiku Mill in Maui, Hawaii. The Bachelor host Chris Harrison officiated the ceremony and two days later, the newlyweds traveled to Kauai for their honeymoon at the luxurious Princeville Resort. In April, the couple held a baby shower, which included an enviable selection of desserts and an ultrasound machine in the living room.
Among the gifts she received, Burnham shared a onesie that read “Can I steal Daddy for a sec?!” with a picture of a rose on her Instagram. The onesie referenced The Bachelor’s request line. Burnham captioned the post, “I was mid-sentence saying ‘Absolutely not.’ Guess I still have a little PTSD😂.”
In March, Luyendyk, who currently works as a real estate broker for RE/MAX in Scottsdale, Arizona, told PEOPLE that despite the couple’s initial struggles, “Love is not always perfect. Everyone finds each other in a different way. It’s not always a fairy tale, but as long as Lauren and I have each other, we’re happy.”