Vikings star Alexander Ludwig and wife welcome ‘miracle’ baby

Alexander Ludwig, 30, and his wife Lauren welcomed their first child together, a healthy baby girl, last Thursday.

Revealing the news this morning on Instagram, Lauren lovingly joked: “Leni James Ludwig decided to come on her own schedule 4 weeks early.

“Alexander was in another state filming and made it back just in time.

“A labor story for the books,” she added in the caption. (sic)

The Vikings star is evidently smitten with the new arrival and had fans swooning as his “dad mode activated”, sharing a sweet snap of little Leni taking a nap on his chest on his Instagram story.

He also declared to his 3.4 million followers, writing over the top of a selfie showing the now happy family of three: “I’d run through a building for these girls.”

The couple have been candid about their struggles with extending their family, and only announced they were pregnant two months ago fearing it may be another miscarriage.

In a joint post in mid-February, Lauren and the Heels alum revealed: “It’s been a long road, and we wanted to wait until things were looking promising this time around.

“Thank you guys for all of the support. We couldn’t be more grateful and if you were wondering…yam is stoked,” referring to their pooch who had bombed the photo.

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“As a lot of you know it’s been a long road for Alexander and myself.

“We suffered 3 losses before this one but each one of those losses taught us about ourselves and each other.

“To everyone out there who has suffered miscarriages before, there is light on the other side of your journey. You are not alone.”

A few weeks later, the couple had fans in stitches as they proved they were truly in this together as they shared their 32-week update.

Lauren posed nude, tastefully angled to maintain her modesty while cradling her growing baby bump, and a separate shot showed Alexander doing the same.

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The actor shared his growing excitement saying: “It’s been a long road- there’s times I don’t know how to deal with these emotions- so grateful to have my rock solid wife supporting me through these 32 weeks of pregnancy. Almost there. *also- thats my hand.” (sic)

Just days before they welcomed their little one, the Bjorn Ironside star was celebrating an entirely different milestone as he entered his fifth year of sobriety.

Candidly opening up to his fans, Alexander shared: “I was so lost, so confused and so scared about where my life would go.

“I lost a lot of friends to this disease, so many people didn’t make it and I don’t really know why because there’s so many reasons that should’ve been me and not them.

“If you’re struggling, be brave enough to ask for help and take it from me, there really is hope at the end of the road, there really is light at the end of the tunnel.”

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