A big congratulations are in order for Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, who just welcomed their fourth child into the world.
The happy couple announced the arrival of their son, Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin, who weighed a healthy 8lbs 2oz.
He joins his siblings Leonardo Ángel Charles, 1, Rafael Thomas, 2, and Carmen Gabriela, 4. Alec, 60, is also the father of 22-year-old Ireland Baldwin, who he shares with his ex-wife Kim Basinger.
"He’s here! He’s perfect! 8lbs 2oz 💛 #wegotthis2018," Hilaria captioned an adorable photo of her and Alec looking smitten with their newborn.
While Romeo was born on May 17, his proud parents didn't share a close up until yesterday morning, when he's seen dressed in a white onesie, snuggled up on his mother's lap.
He may only be a few days old, but you can already see the striking resemblance he has to his brothers and sisters.
"We are happy to introduce you to Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin 💛," Hilaria wrote on Instagram.
Fourth time's the charm
While it's obvious that Hilaria, 33, was always meant to be a mother, the fitness guru said when she was growing up she didn't know how big her family would end up.
"I never knew how many kids I wanted to have," she told PEOPLE back in November. "I didn’t know how much I’d like it. And I really, really like it."
Hilaria explained that while her first three pregnancies were happy surprises, Romeo was the first child she and Alec actively planned to have.
"We were like, 'Oh, should we have another kid?'" the mother-of-four continued. "We were like, 'You know what? Let’s try something different — let’s try.' [With] the other ones, it’s not like we were like, 'Oh my God, how did this happen?' But this is the only one we [planned]."
While the pair are over the moon with their newest bundle of joy, Hilaria added that Carmen was hoping for a baby sister instead.
"She was a little bit disappointed. [She said,] 'How about you have a girl first, then you can have another boy?' I was like, 'It doesn’t work that way! I don’t get to choose,'" she shared. "She’s like, 'No, you don’t understand, Mommy. It’s going to be a girl.' I was like, "No, I promise. I promise you it’s a boy.'"
But luckily for Carmen, her parents aren't ruling out the possibility of expanding their brood in the future.
"I've had so many [kids] because I really like them and we have such fun times. I’m going to have four kids in a little over four years and it’s just one of those things where I’m going to let life lead me in that direction," Hilaria said.
Hilaria as a mom
Although Hilaria has said in the past she isn't the perfect mother, it's become apparent she's pretty darn close. In fact, Alec will boast about his wife at every opportunity he gets.
"Being a father can be very challenging because kids are obsessed with their mothers," Baldwin told PEOPLE in January. "I’m in a room with my kids and I’m doing really well until my wife walks in! They just dump me."
"That’s just how it is — there’s nothing I can do about it!" Alex continued, praising his wife in the process. "My advice for new dads: If your wife is a great mommy, appreciate that and enjoy that. That’s a great thing to have."
Hilaria, who has an outspoken passion for fitness and wellness, is also going out of her way to inspire other mothers to feel comfortable in their post-pregnancy bodies.
"I always post a photo in this mirror in my hospital room within 24 hours after having my babies (except with Carmen...I was too much of a nervous first time mama 😂)," Hilaria captioned her Instagram photo.
"We all come in different shapes, sizes, and health experiences...but given the right love and care, we can feel really good within our skin," she continued.
"We just have to be patient and kind with our bodies. They are not glamorous, there is no filter, and I have a super sleepy face...but they are part of my real journey. I have so much respect and admiration for the human body...I hope that intention shines through and we can inspire each other to be healthier and happier," Hilaria concluded.
Alec's relationship with his children
Even though there's no doubt Alec has a loving relationship with his children, he typically lets his wife do most of the child-rearing activities.
"[Alec]’s a little bit more old school,” Hilaria explained. "'You’re the mom, you take care of the kids, and then I will come and go and I will read a book with them every once in a while' kind of thing."
He's also seen as a great father to Ireland, despite the controversy that arose in 2007.
When Ireland was 11 years old, Alec left a scathing voicemail for his daughter, where he called her an "rude, thoughtless little pig" for missing his scheduled phone call.
"So you better be ready ... to meet with me. I'm going to let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you really are," he said in the message released by TMZ. "You are a rude, thoughtless little pig."
While he faced heavily criticism from the public, Ireland has often made light of the incident, including the time she honored her father at Spike's One Night Only: Alec Baldwin roast.
"Hello, my name is Ireland, and I'm a Baldwin. Yes, I'm a member of that family. The Baldwins. I see other recovering Baldwins here. Some cousins, uncles…I'm here to roast this big old ham I call my father," Ireland said.
"Speaking of pigs, some of you may remember me as that 'thoughtless little pig you read about.' That was a decade ago, and my dad and I are in a much better place now. He would never say something like that," she added. "Because I'm 6-foot-2 I would kick his a**."
Alec also showed his support to his oldest daughter in 2015 when she checked into a rehabilitation facility for "emotional trauma."
While media implied Ireland's stay in rehab was a result of a poor relationship with her parents, she was quick to shut them down.
"This is the last thing I'm going to say about everything that's been going on ... Both of my parents, stepmom, Carmen, and friends ...were all there for me at all times," she tweeted. "Little do you know ... We've never left each other's sides."
Despite his previous actions, baby Romeo sure is lucky to have Alec and Hilaria as his parents in life.
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