After welcoming her first child in late October, the Pretty Little Liars alum kept a few details about her baby girl between her and her longtime partner, Matte Babel. The first-time parents both decided not to share their daughter's name or reveal her pictures... until now.
Say hello to baby Atlas-- daughter of Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel.
"Atlas Noa, In my 32 years of life I thought I had seen a lot of places, experienced a lot of things, met a lot of people and felt love...then came you," Mitchell shared in a sentimental Instagram post. "Truth is I had no idea I was capable of loving anything like this before you arrived. You wonder if that's just something people say, but it's as if the chemical makeup of my entire body and soul changed the minute we met."
"Just know, sweet girl - Whatever you choose to do in this world, whoever you choose to love, wherever you choose to go, I will always be your biggest fan," she continued. "I am already so proud to be your Mama."
The star opened up to Vogue about motherhood and her experience as a new mom so far.
"I find myself being a lot more present, and I'm just looking at her every single day. You reflect on how fast time passes when you're forced to slow down," she said about being a mother. "The surprising thing is how much I enjoy this calmness."
Along with her new sleeping schedule, Shay admitted that adjusting her agenda in other ways has been an "interesting" experience.
She later added that the pressure to "do it all" is also overwhelming and it brings her self-doubt. She admits there is a lot of stress and anxiety. "I'd heard all these things from my friends saying, ‘You're going to second-guess a lot of things you do, you're going to feel guilty when you leave her.''
Shay also opened up about the criticism she recently received when she and Matte enjoyed a night out to celebrate Drake's 33rd birthday party. She says she feels concerned that people are so quick to pass judgment on others, especially without knowing any facts, and behind the protection of the screen.
Both Shay and her boyfriend are excited to spend the holidays with their newborn for the first time. "To take the traditions that I've always had and now be able to extend them onto my own family is a blessing," the actress shared. "My Christmases were great before, but we had no young energy in the house before her being born. She's the first grandchild on both sides, and everybody's super excited to celebrate with her."