Today (Nov 12) Nick published on Instagram the most touching picture to welcome his second baby (girl) with Leah.
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I’m not in tonight’s episode and there’s a valid reason behind it… Three months ago Leah gave birth to our second baby… She had a very complicated/stressful pregnancy that she handled with total strength and grace. Very long story internet short, our baby came into this world and went straight into the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit)… About 24 hours after arriving she needed a life saving surgery, one that required her to fight through 9 hours of surgery then another 2 hour emergency procedure after that surgery. She was a day old. We almost lost her in front of us but this baby girl is pure warrior queen and fought every single day. She spent little over a month in the NICU at #BCChildrensHospital where a team and I mean a literal team of extraordinary minds worked together daily to keep her alive. We are forever grateful to our surgeon Dr. Baird and the kindest, most caring, beautiful nursing staff that saw all of us at our worst and eventually at our best. Family, friends and our doula JoJo pulled us through…. Taking time off a tv show isn’t as easy as it sounds and there are so many moving parts in order to do so and if it weren’t for @gberlanti & @phil.klemmer being great human beings and family men themselves this experience could have been much different for my family. So I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Greg & Phil, thank my cast mates(slash)siblings for picking up scenes and losing days off, our production team piecing together the schedules and my crew for caring so much #Legendsfamily … Leah would ask me “are you hiding our daughter from the world?” The answer is obviously no but I had FEAR… She has been doing so well in recovery I was afraid of changing ANYTHING in the slightest way, including sharing her arrival. I was afraid, bringing her out to the world would change something in her healing process… Today I decided to let fear go. She’s happy, healthy and loved. Welcome (3 months late) to the world baby girl.
Our hearts and prayers are with this incredible family. We are so glad she is doing okay! This little girl is lucky to have you as her parents. <3