Scandal’s Katie Lowes sounded over the moon on Tuesday as she revealed that she had welcomed her second child last month.
The 38-year-old actress shared a jubilant black and white photo of herself and her husband Adam Shapiro shortly after she delivered their daughter, Vera Fay.
The couple shared the happy news that they were expecting their second child back in late July.
Growing family: Katie Lowes, 38, revealed Tuesday that she and her husband Adam Shapiro had welcomed her second child, a daughter named Vera Fay Shapiro, on November 22
Katie’s photo showed her beaming in her hospital bed as Adam took a turn cradling little Vera, who was swaddled and had a cap on her head to keep her warm.
‘…and just like that, we’re a family of 4! Meet our baby Vera Fay Shapiro. Born 11/22. @shappyshaps and I love you, V, get ready for some good times! ❤️❤️❤️,’ she captioned the snap.
Over on his Instagram page, Adam posted another black and white photo, this one showing Katie in a hospital gown in bed as he leaned toward her.
Both had on surgical masks to decrease the likelihood of coronavirus transmission.
Exciting moment: Over on his Instagram page, Adam posted another black and white photo, this one showing Katie in a hospital gown in bed as he leaned toward her
‘Just moments before we met our baby Vera Fay Shapiro,’ he began his caption.
‘Sweet, sweet @ktqlowes, you are the greatest. Thank you for keeping her safe all these scary months. I can’t imagine the stress of being pregnant in these times. But you did it with so much grace and beauty and patience and care. I love you and I love these two kiddos.’
Katie’s post received plenty of congratulations from other celebrities, including Busy Philipps, who gushed, ‘I love VERA FAY ALREADY!!!❤️❤️❤️.’
Kerry Washington wrote, ‘I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!’ while Chelsea Handler simply cheered, ‘Yay!!!!!’
The Sopranos’ Jamie Lynn Sigler added: ‘Congrats to you guys !!!!!’
Getting ready: On November 21, the day before she gave birth, Katie shared a photo of herself as she cradled her tummy and gazed at it intently. ‘Any day now, baby,’ she wrote
Happy family: The acting couple have been married since 2012, and they welcomed their first bundle of joy, Albee, in 2017; seen together in April 2019 in LA
On November 21, the day before she gave birth, Katie shared a photo of herself in a blue and white striped shirt as she cradled her tummy and gazed at it intently.
‘Any day now, baby,’ she captioned the picture.
Over the summer, Katie shared multiple photos from her doctors appointments when she announced her second pregnancy.
Because of coronavirus restrictions, Adam couldn’t be there in person with her and had to resort to video chat.
In August, she told Ryan Seacrest on Live With Kelly And Ryan that they weren’t looking for more than two children.
‘This is No. 2, and then the shop is closed,’ she said.
She also clarified that they had conceived just before coronavirus lockdowns began in March, as many friends and fans assumed it happened during their isolation.
Baby love: Over the summer, Katie shared multiple photos from her doctors appointments when she announced her second pregnancy
The acting couple have been married since 2012, and they welcomed their first bundle of joy, Albee, in 2017.
Back in 2018, the voice actress admitted on her podcast Katie’s Crib that she had suffered a miscarriage before her first son was born.
‘The initial feeling, when I found out there was no heartbeat from the doctor in a routine checkup, was like, “Okay, let’s Olivia Pope the situation, let’s fix it,”‘ she said.
Difficult loss: In 2018, Katie admitted on her Katie’s Crib podcast that she suffered a miscarriage prior to getting pregnant with Albee; pictured in 2018 in Hollywood
‘”Let’s make the schedule, let’s get to the hospital, let’s get the [dilation and curettage. When can I start trying again?”‘
The loss also led to an intense period of sadness after her hormone levels changed following the miscarriage.
‘As soon as it set in that I’d had a miscarriage, what happens is you have a major hormonal drop-off,’ she explained. ‘And I think I was massively sad for about three months, and I was only pregnant for three months.’