Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL star Emme Rylan (Lulu) who finally gave birth to her baby girl on June 26! Rylan and partner Don Money weren’t the only ones eagerly anticipating the arrival of this little angel — Jackson and Levi were excited to become big brothers! “Our daughter is here and we are so utterly in love with her!” she declared happily. “I should be sleeping while she is sleeping but I am still so excited!” While the actress shared a photo of the precious newborn, it took them almost a week before they revealed their daughter’s name!
On July 2, Rylan shared another beautiful photo of her baby girl and finally revealed the name that they had chosen for her: Dakota Rose! “We are wildly in love,” she posted, adding the hashtag “#ourfamilyiscomplete.”
Leading up to the birth, Rylan had been sharing tons of photos of her growing baby bump on her Instagram, and that little girl was growing out of control! “The doctor is guessing that she will weigh nine-and-a-half pounds,” the expectant mom posted at the time. “Might be why the last three strangers I’ve passed have congratulated me on the twins.”
Rylan also admitted that at the end of her pregnancy, she had been spending quite a lot of time in their backyard pool. “It’s the only way to hold this belly up!” she joked. “Monday the eviction notice will officially be served.”
The actress’ third pregnancy got off to a rough start when morning sickness segued into stomach flu, and then turned into strep throat! But despite the difficult beginning and uncomfortable ending, Rylan admitted that her third child was much easier because now she knew what to expect. “I’m not scared or overthinking things,” she admitted to Soaps In Depth.
Surprisingly, Rylan will not be taking maternity leave from GH, instead lumping her two week vacation in with the soap’s scheduled three week hiatus in July so that she will have a full month to get her little girl settled in her new home before returning to work. “I’m going to bring her,” the actress confided. “I usually work a couple of days a week.”
Best wishes to the entire family, and we can’t wait to see all the adorable baby pictures as the proud mama shows her off on Instagram!