Justin Baldoni & Wife Welcome Baby No. 2

Justin Baldoni and his wife Emily both welcomed their second child, named Maxwell Roland-Samuel. The baby is 54.61cm in length and weighed in at 8lbs 7oz, is also brother to Maiya, their two-year-old daughter.

The 32-year-old star of “Jane the Virgin” posted a sweet black and white picture on Instagram showing his wife, holding their newborn son. He captioned it with, “HE. IS. HERE!  Our little Maxwell Roland-Samuel Baldoni came into this world on Wednesday and showed us that it was possible for our hearts to double in size again. We want to thank everyone for all the love and prayers. We are so grateful, so much more to come. Love Justin, Emily, Maiya, and Maxwell #dearmaxwell.”

Emily also posted a sweet black and white picture on her Instagram page, using the same caption, and showing her husband, holding their newborn son.

Earlier this year, Emily admitted that she and her husband have some fears about changing the dynamic of their family. She said, “How am I ever going to be able to love this adorable baby as much as I love Maiya?” She explained that this fear is real and very common among parents.

“As most parents say, your heart just expands, and your love is there, and you fall in love all over again,” she continues, “but before you experience that, there’s a fear of, ‘Oh my gosh, how am I going to fall in love with this little creature like I have with Maiya?’ ”

Justin and Emily told People magazine that their newborn baby was born on Wednesday, and his 2-year-old big sister Maiya was happy to have a little brother.

Justin and his wife, Emily, were nervous about how their daughter Maiya would react to the new baby, and it’s still way too early to tell.

He also admitted that there’s also fear in him that Maiya is going to feel neglected because she has been the only child for the past two years now and all of a sudden, here’s this baby.

Also, Justin says that he and his wife have learned some tips and techniques about how to make their daughter feel like the baby is hers. They also noted that Maiya has started giving her brother ton of kisses and is already helping out on diaper duty.

Earlier this year in an interview, Justin told People that he hoped Maiya would be a big sister that will nurture her brother and care for him. Emily told People, “We have to be okay with her going through that transformation, and I feel in my gut that she’s going to handle this role beautifully. Maiya is a little nurturer, very generous, and very loving. I think she’s going to be a great big sister, but we have to allow her take the time she needs to get used to her little brother.”  

To prepare Maiya for ger brothers arrival, the couple said that they talked a lot to her about what was going on in her mom’s belly and that the baby was going to be a little brother. Also, they ensured her that they are together most times in the lead up to the birth as a little family of three. But it was chaotic for them, too. Baldoni pointed out that when celebs talk about babies, it always sounds a lot easier than it is for other families. He said in the same interview:

“I think it’s important to talk about because, generally, you read articles like this and it’s really cute — ‘Oh, we love our nursery’ and, ‘Oh, we’re really happy’ and, ‘Oh, life is beautiful’ — but in reality, all of us are scared out of our minds, we’re stressed, things are crazy. We’re figuring this out like everybody else.”

When the couple discovered that they were going to be having a baby boy, Justin, who was visibly moved to tears, went on Instagram to post a heartfelt letter to his future son.

He wrote, “Dear son, this was such a massively profound moment for us… and it hit me hard,” he wrote. “But that’s ok; it’s nothing to be embarrassed about… in fact, emotions are to be celebrated! Tears are good! It’s hard to explain, but I feel like my entire life has been about getting ready for this experience, and yet at the same time, I feel completely inept and not ready to be a dad again. I’ve learned so much and made so many mistakes, and I continue to make them…EVERY DAY!”

The Jane the Virgin star said that he wished to teach his son that part of being a man is embracing the parts of yourself that you might be ashamed or embarrassed of. And that eventually, the side of us that we want to hide from the world will be the side that our future life partner will love more than anything.

He continued, “I want you to know that while confidence might be important for success, humility is necessary for happiness,” and  “I hope to show you over the course of your life, to not only respect women, but to stand up, and empower them in both large and small ways. When no one is watching, and there’s no reward. To be a true friend to train your eyes like a superpower to see women as humans with souls before you see them as objects.”

Justin continued saying, “I can’t wait for you to see this one day and see all the reasons why your daddy was so excited you were going to be born into this crazy, dark, complicated world to a family that is going to love the s**t out of you,” Justin ended the statement in his letter with. “I might not know you yet little guy, but I am already madly in love with you. I can’t wait to meet you and just know that I am only a few inches away and I’m praying for you every day.”

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