'Christmas came early': The Rock shares first photo of newborn baby

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has shared the first photo of his newborn daughter. The 43-year-old actor uploaded a sweet snapshot showing the tiny baby resting on his bare chest, and proudly announced her name – Jasmine.

The Rock's longterm girlfriend Lauran Hashian gave birth to the couple's first child on Wednesday 16 December, and on Sunday he gave fans their first glimpse of the new arrival.

Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning... Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of "being better" will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is "walking thru the fire" with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible. *(Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike..😂 but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman). Again, THANK YOU guys so much for all the love during this blessed time. I always say I'm a lucky dude because I've got the greatest fans in the world - and it's true. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from ours. #ChristmasCameEarlyToSayHello #WhileSleepOfficiallySaysGoodbye #2xProudPapaSilverback #SheCanDateWhenShes40 💪🏾👊🏾💯

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson proudly shared the first photo of baby Jasmine

"Christmas came early," he wrote alongside the tender photo. "Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning… Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself.

"We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe… Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday," he continued. "If I can accomplish that then I'd have a good shot at being a great father."

The star then offered up his advice to would-be fathers. "To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of 'being better' will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down that road. Something else that will never steer you wrong is 'walking thru fire' with you baby's mama.

The new arrival is Dwayne's first child with longterm partner Lauren Hashian



"I was right there during labour, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible."

The Rock is already a father to 14-year-old Simone, his daughter with his ex-wife Dany Garcia.

"I was raised and live with amazing strong women, so the universe felt we needed one more," he announced in November, revealing the sex of the baby. "IT'S A BABY GIRL!! THANK YOU guys so much for the awesome support and love you've sent (Lauren) and myself from around the world.

"We're so grateful for this blessing and thrilled to share the news with y'all."

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