'Orange is The New Black' star Uzo Aduba welcomes first child: 'I'm a mommy you guys'

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By Nasima Khatun

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Congratulations are in order for Uzo Aduba, who revealed she has recently welcomed her first child with her husband Robert Sweeting.

Aduba, 42, best known for her portrayal of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is The New Black, took to Instagram to make the heartwarming announcement alongside a series of intimate photos with her baby daughter.

The first picture showed the pair head-to-chest as the actress smiled up at the camera while the second was a close-up of Aduba holding her baby close to her, showing off the little one's tiny feet.

"My daughter," she started in the caption. "I’ve never been in love so quickly, so deeply in my entire life. I really don’t know what to say, guys. My heart is full."

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Uzo Aduba has given birth to a baby girl. Credit: Dominik Bindl/Getty

"Thank you, God," she continued, "I have joy like a fountain. I have witnessed a miraculous thing, and I feel blessed to know you are ours."

The star then went on to reveal the newborn's name stating: "We love you so much, Adaiba Lee Nonyem - Daughter of the people, treasurer of the mother’s names who came before you," before concluding: "I'm a Mommy you guys. Motherhood. I’ve joined the club. I hear the dues are high, but the membership is completely worth it:). #grateful."

Have a look at the post below:

Thousands of people took to the comments to congratulate the newest addition to the momma club including the likes of Gigi Hadid, Jesse Tyler, and Jessica Chastain.

"Congrats mama," wrote model Hadid.

"I'm over the moon for you love! You already look like a natural! I'm here for ANYTHING you need. Except breast feeding," joked Tyler.

Rashida Jones and Wanda Sykes also left their kind comments under the post with Jones writing: "Love you glorious Uzo and so so happy for you. THIS LOVE!!!!!", while Sykes added: "Much love!"

Chastain also wanted to leave her well wishes, telling Aduba: "Congrats honey. I’m so very happy for you !!!!", and of course, we can't forget about Octavia Spencer who commented: "Congratulations. You’re glowing."

"Oh my heart!! so happy for you mama!", added Reese Witherspoon, who has three children of her own, while comedian and host Chelsea Handler also chimed into the conversation with: "You are so beautiful and deserve every moment of all the fountains of all the joy! Congrats!"

Since it was published, the post has received over 246,000 likes, with the numbers growing by the hour.

Aduba opened up about pregnancy and the idea of becoming a mother during an interview with The Bare Magazine in October.

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Uzo Aduba attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

It was there that the actress revealed that she and her sister would be having children around the same time.

"My sister has been great with checking in on me and seeing how I’m doing, and we send a lot of information back and forth because we’re in the same stage of life, which I appreciate," she told the outlet. "It’s not just her alone. I have a lot of women in my life who have been there during this season, which I truly appreciate."

Elsewhere, she also discussed the ins and outs of prioritizing one's health, especially during such an important moment.

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Robert Sweeting and Uzo Aduba are now proud parents. Credit: Michael Buckner/Variety/Penske Media/Getty

"I had put my health in the backseat for quite a few years, and this pregnancy really had me reprioritizing it, [number one], to support the pregnancy [and number two], because I want to see as many days as I can be blessed with of my child’s life."

She continued: "I started making sure I was doing low-impact exercise daily. I go for long, I call them 'meditative walks' in the morning with my dog, Fenway, to clear my mind, get my body moving and my blood flowing, and get some exercise in.

"I pay attention to what I am consuming and putting into my body regarding food. I want everything to be nourishing for the baby and myself, to give me the strength to make it through this pregnancy," she said before also adding that she also focuses on not trying to "overtire myself or put stress or strain on my mind, body, or spirit."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Featured Image Credit: Jon Kopaloff/WireImage/Getty

'Orange is The New Black' star Uzo Aduba welcomes first child: 'I'm a mommy you guys'

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By Nasima Khatun

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Congratulations are in order for Uzo Aduba, who revealed she has recently welcomed her first child with her husband Robert Sweeting.

Aduba, 42, best known for her portrayal of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is The New Black, took to Instagram to make the heartwarming announcement alongside a series of intimate photos with her baby daughter.

The first picture showed the pair head-to-chest as the actress smiled up at the camera while the second was a close-up of Aduba holding her baby close to her, showing off the little one's tiny feet.

"My daughter," she started in the caption. "I’ve never been in love so quickly, so deeply in my entire life. I really don’t know what to say, guys. My heart is full."

wp-image-1263238890 size-full
Uzo Aduba has given birth to a baby girl. Credit: Dominik Bindl/Getty

"Thank you, God," she continued, "I have joy like a fountain. I have witnessed a miraculous thing, and I feel blessed to know you are ours."

The star then went on to reveal the newborn's name stating: "We love you so much, Adaiba Lee Nonyem - Daughter of the people, treasurer of the mother’s names who came before you," before concluding: "I'm a Mommy you guys. Motherhood. I’ve joined the club. I hear the dues are high, but the membership is completely worth it:). #grateful."

Have a look at the post below:

Thousands of people took to the comments to congratulate the newest addition to the momma club including the likes of Gigi Hadid, Jesse Tyler, and Jessica Chastain.

"Congrats mama," wrote model Hadid.

"I'm over the moon for you love! You already look like a natural! I'm here for ANYTHING you need. Except breast feeding," joked Tyler.

Rashida Jones and Wanda Sykes also left their kind comments under the post with Jones writing: "Love you glorious Uzo and so so happy for you. THIS LOVE!!!!!", while Sykes added: "Much love!"

Chastain also wanted to leave her well wishes, telling Aduba: "Congrats honey. I’m so very happy for you !!!!", and of course, we can't forget about Octavia Spencer who commented: "Congratulations. You’re glowing."

"Oh my heart!! so happy for you mama!", added Reese Witherspoon, who has three children of her own, while comedian and host Chelsea Handler also chimed into the conversation with: "You are so beautiful and deserve every moment of all the fountains of all the joy! Congrats!"

Since it was published, the post has received over 246,000 likes, with the numbers growing by the hour.

Aduba opened up about pregnancy and the idea of becoming a mother during an interview with The Bare Magazine in October.

wp-image-1263238891 size-full
Uzo Aduba attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

It was there that the actress revealed that she and her sister would be having children around the same time.

"My sister has been great with checking in on me and seeing how I’m doing, and we send a lot of information back and forth because we’re in the same stage of life, which I appreciate," she told the outlet. "It’s not just her alone. I have a lot of women in my life who have been there during this season, which I truly appreciate."

Elsewhere, she also discussed the ins and outs of prioritizing one's health, especially during such an important moment.

wp-image-1263238892 size-full
Robert Sweeting and Uzo Aduba are now proud parents. Credit: Michael Buckner/Variety/Penske Media/Getty

"I had put my health in the backseat for quite a few years, and this pregnancy really had me reprioritizing it, [number one], to support the pregnancy [and number two], because I want to see as many days as I can be blessed with of my child’s life."

She continued: "I started making sure I was doing low-impact exercise daily. I go for long, I call them 'meditative walks' in the morning with my dog, Fenway, to clear my mind, get my body moving and my blood flowing, and get some exercise in.

"I pay attention to what I am consuming and putting into my body regarding food. I want everything to be nourishing for the baby and myself, to give me the strength to make it through this pregnancy," she said before also adding that she also focuses on not trying to "overtire myself or put stress or strain on my mind, body, or spirit."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Featured Image Credit: Jon Kopaloff/WireImage/Getty