Actress Caitriona Balfe, who portrays the role of Claire Randall in Outlander, has become a mom! Caitriona and her husband, Tony McGill, recently welcomed their first child together. They did not previously share that they were expecting.

While Caitriona did not reveal her new baby’s name, she did share that she has welcomed a son. The actresses, who hadn’t posted in nearly a month, addressed her social media break with a very good reason. “I’ve been off socials for a while as I was taking some time to enjoy cooking up this little human …. We are so grateful for this little soul ….that he chose us as his parents.” The new mom also reflected on this new adventure. “I’m in awe of him already and can’t help stare and wonder at all the possibilities of who he will become, where he will go and what he’ll do on the big adventure of his life.”

The Outlander star shared the emotions that came along with welcoming a child at this tumultuous time. “Right now he seems so small and fragile and I constantly think how grateful I am that I live in a place, in a time where he is born into peace and safety, and yet at the same time I see so many in the world right now that aren’t afforded that same privilege and opportunity … who are born into famine or war and how unjust it is that the same safety isn’t there for all children.”

Caitriona used her announcement to call attention to important causes to help those who do not share the privilege and opportunity she does. “Here in the west, we have so much, we are so lucky and so if you’d like to join me in supporting any of the wonderful charities that need help trying to give those that are forgotten dignity and hope, we can give the gift of peace and safety and opportunity to a few more children … @wchildcancer @chooselove @unicef @refugees 💙”

Congratulations to Caitriona and Tony on welcoming their first child together! We wish them all the best as they embrace this new adventure with their baby boy.

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