New dad Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson debuted his “early Christmas present” on Instagram.com by paying tribute to his baby girl with a touching post.
The Furious 7 star and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian gave birth to their first child together on Wednesday (16Dec15), and on Sunday (20Dec15), he took to the photo sharing app to share the first snap of the little one, named Jasmine, featuring the tiny tot asleep on his bare chest.
“Christmas came early!” Johnson wrote. “Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy’s chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning… Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you’ve been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself.
“We’re extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe… Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I’d have a good shot at being a great father.”
Johnson went on to give advice to male fans who might become dads in the future, writing, “To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of ‘being better’ will never steer you wrong. Trust me. Something else that’ll never steer you wrong is ‘walking thru the fire’ with your baby’s mama.
“I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible.”
Little Jasmine joins her 14-year-old half-sister Simone, Johnson’s daughter with his ex-wife Dany Garcia.