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Ian Somerhalder Gushes Over Nikki Reed In First Post Since Welcoming Their Baby Girl

Right after the birth of their baby girl in July, Ian Somerhalder and wife Nikki Reed vowed to take a monthlong break from social media. (The decision came after wanting to spend some undisturbed time with their newborn before returning to the spotlight.) Lucky for us, that month is over and the couple is finally breaking their silence with some sweet words. Ian, in particular, is gushing over Nikki for already being an amazing mom. (Related: Too Many Social Media Apps Increases Your Risk for Depression and Anxiety)

"Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife," the former Vampire Diaries actor wrote on Instagram. "You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you'll read this when you wake."

"Seeing these images reminds me of those amazing 9 months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one," he continued, referencing Nikki's cover of Fit Pregnancy. "The kindness, the beauty and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud. Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us."

Being pregnant is not easy work. But having a husband who supports you through the process and truly appreciates all of your sacrifices makes all the changes you've gone through totally worth it. So huge props to Ian for sharing such thoughtful and heartfelt words not just for his incredibly strong wife, but for others to see. (Related: This Mom Wants You to Understand "The Dark Side" of Pregnancy and Motherhood.)

Nikki has yet to publicly comment on the new addition to their family, but she did share her excitement when she announced she was expecting. "How is it possible to love someone so much already?" she wrote on Instagram at the time, alongside a photo of her hubby kissing her baby bump. "All I know for sure is it's the strongest feeling I've ever felt. We've been sharing this body for quite some time, and we've already experienced so much together. We can't wait to meet you."

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