Dancing With The Stars Lindsay Arnold shared her first glimpse of her ‘small family’ after giving birth to her first child with her husband, Samuel Lightner Cusick, on Monday.
Just a few hours later The 26-year-old professional dancer welcomed a little girl, she updated over 868,000 followers on Instagram about a ‘very special day.’
“Healthy baby girl and mother,” she annotated a photo of herself after undergoing a cesarean section without revealing the baby’s name. ‘There are more details left but want to share our first photo of our little family.̵7;
First-time parents: Dancing With The Stars’ Lindsay Arnold shared her ‘small family’ first look after giving birth to her first child with her husband, Samuel Lightner Cusick, on Monday
In the adorable photo, she can be seen cuddling with her newborn baby, while her husband crouches up close in a blue hospital robe on the operating table.
As Arnold gently patted their child’s head, the father beamed brightly for the first time in front of the camera, with a surgical mask pulled under his chin.
Her DWTS family, including Britt Stewart, Artem Chigvintsev and Peta Murgatroyd, flooded her post with love and best wishes.
“Congratulations, it’s beautiful,” said Chigvintsev, who became the father of his son Matteo and fiance Nikki Bella in July.
Happily: Just hours after the 26-year-old professional dancer greets a little girl, she updated her over 868,000 Instagram followers about her ‘very special day’.
The new mother also looks very funny, after making the initial news announcement via a video on her Instagram Story, with the caption: ‘Sooo … something might have happened.’
Arnold’s footage showed her resting on a hospital bed with a bright smile on her face, after completing her 39 weeks of pregnancy.
Back in May, the couple revealed what they were looking forward to by posing with a string of ultrasound images on Instagram.
Surprise! Back in May, the couple revealed what they were looking forward to by posing with a string of ultrasound images on Instagram.
‘Ohhhhhh baby! Mom and Dad love you. # November 2020 #pregnant #pregnancyannouncement ‘, DWTS expert wrote on Instagram.
The news of her pregnancy shocked fans because she let her abs appear on social networks earlier this month.
Lindsay and her husband Samuel got married in 2015, in a ceremony held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The couple got engaged in 2014 during a romantic vacation in Africa.
Creation: Over the weekend, she joked that her daughter made the ‘perfect basketball’ for her Halloween costume at ’39 weeks pregnancy’
‘I’m so excited to be dancing all my life with Sam. I never could have expected that when I was 16, I would meet the man I would marry and who would be my partner – yesterday, today and tomorrow, ‘Arnold said in a statement to People at that time.
A year after getting married, the high school couple told ET they were ‘sure [wanted] but at the time, they were not ready to start a family yet.
‘We want to wait. We both want to do whatever we want so that when we have kids, we can really be with them. We are still enjoying ourselves as a newlywed couple, ‘explained the professional dancer.
High School Sweethearts: Lindsay and Samuel got married in 2015, in a ceremony held in Salt Lake City, Utah; Pictures of Lindsay and Samuel in 2019
News of Arnold becoming pregnant just 6 months after mother-in-law Jennifer Cusick went missing in 2019.
Jennifer’s sudden departure forced Arnold to give up the Dancing With The Stars mission, where she was actively competing with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Lindsay started his career on Dancing With The Stars during season 16 of the competition show in 2013.
Dancing With The Stars: Lindsay started his career on Dancing With The Stars during season 16 of the competition show in 2013 ‘Lindsay images 2019