The newest family member arrived just in time for Christmas
Vanessa and Nick Lachey – who have four-year-old Camden and daughter Brooklyn – have welcomed a baby boy named Phoenix. The couple welcomed their third child on Christmas Eve.
Vanessa, 36, shared through Instagram: “It’s a very Merry Christmas indeed! We had our Christmas Miracle. Phoenix Robert Lachey decided to show up early and was born on Christmas Eve. Mommy, Daddy, Camden & Brooklyn LOVE You very much! #LacheyPartyOf5.”
Both stars had previously spoken about the responsibilities and happiness that parenthood can bring.
She said back in 2015: “When I introduced Camden to Brooklyn, I had my doctor give me some tips.
I had Camden give a gift to Brooklyn – we laid out three stuffed animals, we said, ‘Which one do you want to pick for Brooklyn?’ He goes, ‘That one, that one!’ and so he picked the little giraffe.”
And Nick, who blatantly admitted it has taken some adjusting, also loves the challenges of being a dad: “It’s just all-encompassing. You would do anything for your children – not that you wouldn’t for your wife or someone else you love, but there’s a sense of protectiveness and responsibility that comes with your child which you don’t feel in any other relationship.
[Becoming a dad] has changed my life in every possible way.”
Vanessa kept fans on the loop throughout the entire pregnancy, as she had shared a video earlier this year announcing the newborn’s gender.
The video caption read: “I have so much to be Thankful for this year… especially our littlest Lachey. When Daddy came home from tour this Summer and we were moving into our new house I shared the news! Now I’m sharing it with you! I am so very Thankful and Grateful for this family of mine! And Thankful for YOU! All your Love & support makes what we do FUN and worth it! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Love, V.”