*Ice-T and Nicole “Coco” Austin welcomed a new addition to the family Saturday morning (Nov. 28).
The veteran rapper and “Law & Order: SVU” actor’s wife gave birth to their first child together, daughter Chanel Nicole, Coco announced on Instagram.
The pic shows the 18-inch, 5.7 pound newborn mid-yawn and swaddled in a blanket in the hospital room. A pink bow headband completes her look.
“Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole,” the new mother captioned the photo of her infant baby girl. “A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl .Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she was coming out I was so excited to meet her!”
Thanks so much for all the warm wishes today.I’m doing great! I had the best delivery! I pushed Chanel out in 3 tries! This was taken not 5 minutes after delivery,called skin to skin contact..better for a more bonding experience PS.I just started a Instagram for Chanel @babychanelnicole
A photo posted by Coco (@coco) on
Ice-T also shared his excitement, posting to Twitter, “Ladies and Gentlemen! Please allow me to introduce to the World…. Baby Chanel 5.7 pounds. Love is Love.”
The couple married in January 2002.