Daughter Chanel Nicole was born at 11:47 a.m. on Saturday in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
The first-time mom took to Instagram to share a picture of her beautiful baby girl.
“Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole.. 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!” Austin captioned the close-up snap of her newborn.
Ice-T took to Twitter to share the same photo, adding, “Ladies and Gentlemen! Please allow me to introduce to the World…. Baby Chanel 5.7 pounds. Love is Love.”
Austin seemed to sense her daughter would be coming home early. Just four hours before posting the first photo of Chanel, she wrote on Facebook, “This baby is coming early? – a mothers intuition ?#?ChanelNicole? is trying to make her appearance. Strange thing is I will miss her inside of me..I really enjoyed the experience!”
This is the first child for Austin and Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Marrow. The two wed in 2001 and announced their pregnancy in July, with Austin sharing a photo from the set of the couple’s talk show, Ice & Coco. Ice-T also has a daughter, LeTesha, and son, Tracy Jr., from two previous relationships.
Austin sported a very tiny baby bump throughout her pregnancy, but she recently took to Instagram in just a bra and yoga pants after receiving criticism for her small belly.
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During an event at the Paley Center last month, the 36-year-old model explained that her small middle was due to healthy habits. “I’m just eating really healthy! Look, fruit is key,” she told ET. “I’m not stressing. I really think it has to do with what you’re putting in your body.”