Dancing With The Stars’ Lindsay Arnold And Husband Samuel Lightner Cusick Welcome Daughter

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Dancing with the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold and her husband Samuel Lightner Cusick have welcomed a baby!

Arnold shared the exciting news that she and her husband had welcomed a daughter on Instagram on Monday.

“The most beautiful surprise on this very special day,” Arnold wrote in the caption with two pink heart emojis. She shared a photo taken shortly after she delivered her daughter via C-section. She referenced being “surprised” because her daughter’s arrival was one week early.

“Baby Girl and mama are healthy and well” she continued in the caption. “more details to come but wanted to share this first pic of our little family #birth #mama #babygirl #csection #pregnancy #39weeks”

Arnold first announced her pregnancy back in March. At the time, she shared a photo of her and her husband holding up a strip of sonograms, “Ohhhhhh baby 👶. Mom and Dad love you already #November2020 #pregnant #pregnancyannouncement”

The Dancing with the Stars pro opened up to PEOPLE about the baby’s gender back in May. “We were convinced it was a boy,” she shared at the time. “I was already looking at boy nursery ideas and boy names. We were both extremely shocked, but so happy. Our whole family was just as shocked. We all didn’t think this was going to happen!”

“I would’ve been truly happy no matter if it were a boy or a girl,” she added. “But knowing it’s a girl, I’m so excited to help her through life and hopefully pack on things that I’ve learned throughout the years being a woman and growing up as a girl.”

“It can be tough and I look forward to encouraging her, supporting her and helping her find things that she’s passionate about and that she loves. That means a lot to me,” Arnold said.

Congratulations to the new parents! Check out Arnold and her husband’s baby announcement photos below:

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