Ryan Reynolds and Wife Blake Lively Welcome Their First Child

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Ryan Reynolds and and his wife, Blake Lively, have welcomed their first child.

Page Six was the first to reveal that the 27-year-old actress gave birth to their child near their home in Bedford, New York just before the new year. Mother and child are said to be healthy and doing well.

The sex of the baby is unknown, and the new parents planned to wait until the birth to find out for themselves the sex of their baby.

In October, the 37-year-old actor declined to reveal many details about the baby, but he did joke around a bit about possible names.

“On the plane over here I was trying to think of baby names. I don’t want a name that’s anything pretentious or, like, Hollywood-y,” he said. “So I’m going with Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds … that’s if it’s a girl.”

Although he likes to joke around, Reynolds also expressed his excitement at becoming a father.

“I’m just excited about having a buddy,” he told People. “For a lot of new dads, you tend to dwell on the mistakes you don’t want to make. I’m at that stage still where I’m focused primarily on being open and understanding and leaving a lot of room for error.”

As for Lively, she said in October that pregnancy was a dream come true for her.

“Its something that I’ve always wanted ever since I was a little girl…I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family so it was always important to me," she told Us Weekly. "So it’s just the excitement of that finally being here.”

Pam Wright