Erika Christensen Welcomes Baby Daughter in Unexpectedly Quick Labour

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Erika Christensen Welcomes Baby Daughter in Unexpectedly Quick Labour

The ‘Parenthood’ star shared the news on Instagram, telling her followers that she welcomed baby Polly in a surprise home birth.

Erika Christensen has given birth to her second daughter, after an unexpectedly quick labour that ended with her husband delivering the baby.

The Parenthood star shared the news on Instagram, and told her followers how baby Polly made a surprise appearance at home, instead of the hospital.

“It happened! It happened this morning,” Erika wrote on Friday, August 10, alongside a black-and-white shot of her with husband Cole Maness cradling their newborn on the bed. “And it will go down in family history because babygirl’s own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself. My fault entirely as I didn’t know she would come so quickly and didn’t call the doc until far too late.

“He came straight over and arrived about one minute after she joined us in the world. Haha! My Mom too. You should’ve seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail. Mom immediately took this picture. So epic. 9:21a (we think) at 7lbs 8oz (we think). Doc didn’t have time to grab the baby scale in his rush,” she continued.

“Meet Ms. Polly. She’s chubby-cheeked and rosy and so beautiful,” Erika added, with heart emojis.

The 35-year-old actress announced she and Cole were expecting their second child in May. The couple are already parents to two-year-old daughter Shane.

Erika gushed about motherhood in a sweet post on Mother’s Day in the U.S. in May.

“Today I definitely focused on my gratitude for my mom, who did and does so much to teach me not THAT the seemingly impossible is possible, but HOW. She taught me to break the mountain down into step after step. I hope I can teach the same invaluable lesson,” she wrote.

Paying tribute to Shane, she added: “And now a moment of gratitude to my girl for swooping in and bringing her infectious joy and curiosity into our family, and for helping me learn how to be a mama. Happy Mother’s Day to all the teachers and the lovers and leaders who are helping wear that mother hat whether they even realize it or not.”