Acting couple Carlos and Alexa PenaVega have welcomed their third child together. The couple’s third child arrived earlier than expected and spent some time in the NICU. But now, their little one is home and welcomed with open arms!
After announcing Rio was finally home, Alexa shared an emotional post about her time in the hospital and her entrance into the world. “Thank you all so much for your prayers! What an adventure this has been for our family! But what an incredible team of people we had surrounding us the entire time. Huge thank you to the doctors and nurses at Kapi’olani medical center. From the team at labor and delivery to the #NICU team THANK YOU for keeping Rio safe and for helping her hit all her milestones to coming home! This wasn’t how I pictured Rio’s entrance into this world… (who knew she would be THIS adventurous!!??) but we were both in great hands and we felt God’s peace the ENTIRE time! One of the most important things in the NICU is that skin to skin time (kangaroo time) and mama’s milk!!! I normally don’t post photos like this… but this was so powerful to me. We were running on no sleep… just feeding and waiting for any moment to be with her and to be there in any way we could. There were cords everywhere. We were both taped up with all sorts of stuff… but I was so thankful for any time with her outside of her incubator! And now I am just SO happy to be home with our sweet little girl!”
Rio joins the PenaVega family with two older brothers. The couple, who combined their last names after their wedding, welcomed their first child, son Ocean King in December 2016 and their second son, Kingston James on June 30, 2019.
Congratulations to Carlos and Alexa on the arrival of their first daughter! We wish them all the best as they embrace life as a family of five.
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