On January 1 at 12:22am, Paola gave birth to the couple’s son, who measured 22 inches in length and weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz.
The couple named their baby boy Axel.
“We were hoping for a Christmas baby, but ended up with a New Year’s baby, and we wouldn’t change our experience for anything else,” the new parents told People.
“While I was hearing the fireworks and people telling me Happy New Year, I was just focused on meeting my baby. It wasn’t easy, but it was totally worth it!” Paola admitted.
“My little miracle is so beautiful and calm,” the proud mom gushed. “I feel so blessed and I can’t believe I am a mom now. I’m ready to start this new adventure and to be the best mom for baby Axel.”
Paola and Russ wed in October 2013 and announced they were expecting in July 2018.
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