Arie Luyendyk Jr. has shared the first photos of his ɴᴇᴡʙᴏʀɴ tᴡɪɴs with wife Lauren Burnham. On Tuesday the Bachelor star posted a snap of Lauren, 29, in her ʜᴏsᴘɪtᴀʟ ʙᴇᴅ with the baby boy and baby girl swaddled up close to her. Arie wrote: “Never been prouder of my wife than in this moment. She is the strongest woman I know and I’m lucky to be on this incredible journey with her. We are proud parents of a healthy boy and girl”.
Another snap showed Lauren holding her ɴᴇᴡʙᴏʀɴ ɢɪʀʟ’s hand and an additional two images showed the tiny tots looking cozy in fleecy swaddles. On her own Instagram account Lauren shared the same photo of her snuggling up to the ɴᴇᴡʙᴏʀɴs following her C-sᴇᴄtɪᴏɴ and another snap of the tᴡɪɴs lying side-by-side in fuzzy blankets at the ʜᴏsᴘɪtᴀʟ. Arie wrote: “Momma and babies are doing great and everything went smoothly. Spending time cherishing these moments, thank you all for all the support.”
Although he confirmed their arrival, Arie did not reveal the names they chose for their newborn son and daughter. The couple gave a hint at their names at their recent baby shower where they had a giant ‘Baby L & S’ sign as part of their backyard décor. Lauren revealed the couple decided on the names for their new arrivals years ago. She said: “We’ve had them picked out for the last couple of years. We came up with Alessi’s name. Right after we decided on her name, we actually chose the next two for our boy and our girl. It just ended up working out where we’re now having a boy and a girl. So we’re just gonna use both of those names that we loved.”
Prior to their arrival, Arie documented the couple’s time in ʜᴏsᴘɪtᴀʟ as they awaited the sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. The former “Bachelor” announced the news on Instagram after keeping fans updated on how the last hours of his wife’s ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ were progressing. In one video shared Saturday, he explained that Burnham Luyendyk was waiting in triage to see if she was going to be ɢɪᴠɪɴɢ ʙɪʀtʜ that day.
The 39-year-old later snapped a quick video of ᴀ ɴᴜʀsᴇ sᴇttɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ ᴀ ʜᴇᴀʀt ᴍᴏɴɪtᴏʀ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ʜɪs ᴡɪꜰᴇ’s stᴏᴍᴀᴄʜ. He said: “Lauren is just so excited, she started crying right away, I feel like this is excitement, relief. I think there was a chance that we were going to go home, and luckily, they were able to fit us in.”
The duo both looked thrilled as they prepared to meet their littles ones, especially Arie, who uploaded another video of him grabbing Lauren’s stuff from their car. Later, he praised his wife for being a ‘tough woman’ after noting she was having a hard time with ɴᴀᴜsᴇᴀ. Meanwhile, Lauren, 29, posted a sweet selfie of them together with a white ʜᴇᴀʀt emoji and a few silly snaps of her husband wearing sᴄʀᴜʙs. She later told her followers: ” We’re having a C-sᴇᴄtɪᴏɴ very soon.”
Just last month, Lauren spoke about being ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴt during the ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ, food cravings, and sᴇʟꜰ-ɪsᴏʟᴀtɪɴɢ after her husband ᴄᴏɴtʀᴀᴄtᴇᴅ ᴄᴏʀᴏɴᴀᴠɪʀᴜs last year. Luyendyk said of her husband’s ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsɪs: ” That was extremely stʀᴇssꜰᴜʟ. I kind ofsᴜsᴘᴇᴄtᴇᴅ ʜᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ɪt ʀɪɢʜt from the beginning. He woke up with a dry ᴄᴏᴜɢʜ, ʜᴇᴀᴅᴀᴄʜᴇ and I was like Oh my gosh you have to go ɪsᴏʟᴀtᴇ right now.He ended up ɪsᴏʟᴀtɪɴɢ in our master bedroom area and Lessi and I stayed in the other part of the house, so we just kind of stayed away from each other for a couple of weeks. It was extremely stʀᴇssꜰᴜʟ being that close to something that I felt could ʜᴜʀt my babies.”