Last September, actress Teyonah Parris announced that she and her husband James were expecting their first child together. The WandaVision star has now shared the arrival of her little one, showing scenes from her home birth and sharing a message of gratitude as a new mom.

“What a friggin whirlwind,” Teyonah began the caption of her post announcing the birth of her first child, a baby girl. The actress shared a mix of emotional video and photo clips from her home birth and enjoying the first few moments of becoming a mom. She shared that she gave birth one month ago, but did not reveal an exact date. To begin her post, the Candyman star wrote, “I have so much to say, but I’m too sleep deprived and delirious to really articulate it all how I want to, but what I will say is- God bless all yall parents out there.” She did not announce the name she and James chose for their daughter.

In recognizing the immense job of parenthood, Teyonah expressed her gratitude for those close to her. “Never in my life could I have imagined all that parenthood requires. It truly takes a village and my God I’m so grateful for the one we have. From coming by and holding the baby, calls to encourage us, sending thoughtful and helpful gifts and parenting hacks, to simply just being on the phone to listen to me cry at 3 in the morning. Thaaaank you a million times over!!!”

She then went on to thank the team of professionals who helped bring her daughter into the world and help her through the beginning stages. “Thank you to our amazing midwife @midwifeangelina who ushered our baby girl Earth side!! We started our pregnancy journey intending a hospital birth, but that shifted late in the game for us and I’m so glad it did! Everything truly happens for a reason and being at home was an incredible experience and opportunity for our whole family. I have so much I want to talk about as it pertains to our journey in how we landed at this decision and what it was like. So, more to come! Thank you to my bomb doula and lactation consultant- Jamecia!! You kept it light, funny, and informative always. And Columbia @solphotoco for coming through and capturing these beautiful images for our family to remember the moment forever!!”

The Dear White People star then went on to thank her mother, who has been an immense help to the couple. “And thank you to my Momma who came down and spent weeks with us helping us figure out up from down, left from right. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and in awe of you, Mom. And seeing you still taking care of me at my big grown age 😩🤣 (yall I’m talking rubbing my back and head as I cry in her lap cuz I don’t know wtf I’m doing and who trusted me with a whole human!), to cooking for us, and being the daily in home daycare so we could get more than 90mins of sleep at a time. I love you and appreciate you dearly!”

Congratulations to Teyonah and James on the arrival of her first child! We hope they continue to enjoy their new role as parents to their baby girl.

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