After months of documenting her pregnancy for her fans online, actress Shay Mitchell finally gave birth to a baby girl a few weeks ago. However, she hadn’t revealed what her daughter looked like or her name…until now courtesy of “Vogue” magazine.
Shay Mitchell and longtime boyfriend Matte Babel recently became first-time parents on October 20th, when Shay gave birth to a baby girl. The baby’s name and identity were kept under wraps until the legendary “Vogue” magazine came calling. Shay named her daughter Atlas Noa and she’s adorable.
Speaking exclusively with the magazine, she said this about becoming a mother:
“I find myself being a lot more present, and I’m just looking at her every single day. You reflect on how fast time passes when you’re forced to slow down. The surprising thing is how much I enjoy this calmness. I got three hours of sleep last night, so it was a good one. I’ve had to re-prioritize my work time with her schedule, and that’s been interesting for me. Before it was all about my schedule, now I work once she falls asleep.”
She continued, adding:
“There is a lot of stress and anxiety. I’d heard all these things from my friends saying, ‘You’re going to second-guess a lot of things you do, you’re going to feel guilty when you leave her.’ [It’s been all about] just taking the time to get ready and be by myself to [say] ‘Okay cool, now I can handle this, I’ve got this, so many people have done this before me, and so many people have felt the same way.’”
Shay also posted a sweet message to her daughter on Instagram, writing:
“Atlas Noa, In my 32 years of life I thought I had seen a lot of places, experienced a lot of things, met a lot of people and felt love…then came you. Truth is I had no idea I was capable of loving anything like this before you arrived. You wonder if that’s just something people say, but it’s as if the chemical makeup of my entire body and soul changed the minute we met. Just know, sweet girl – Whatever you choose to do in this world, whoever you choose to love, wherever you choose to go, I will always be your biggest fan. I am already so proud to be your Mama.”
We want to send our heartfelt congratulations to both Shay and Matte!
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