Ryan Serhant has shared a very precious photo from the day he welcomed his first child.
The 34-year-old Million Dollar Listing star posed a picture to Instagram on Tuesday showing the moment he did skin-to-skin contact with his newborn Zena.
Ryan explained in the caption: ‘This was taken at about 6 minutes of life. It’s my favorite photo. The nurses told me to take my shirt off so we could do skin to skin.
New dad: Ryan Serhant posted a touching snap of the moment he did skin-to-skin with his daughter Zena shortly after her birth
He added: ‘You were so alert. So calm. I fell in love with you so fast. My little Zena’
Ryan and his 33-year-old wife Emilia Bechrakis welcomed Zena on February 26 and have been open about their struggle to conceive.
The star revealed on
‘Your momma and I have waited almost 3 years to meet you,’ he wrote in a lengthy caption. ‘We had no idea how difficult getting pregnant with you was going to be. We tried everything. We were so nervous you might never come.
Snug: Ryan also shared this cute picture of Zena all swaddled up
Great name: TV star Ryan Serhant wife Emilia Bechrakis called their daughter Zena. The couple are seen in April
Darling image: The proud father snuggled with his baby girl. His caption read, ‘Happy 1 week Zena’
‘When we finally decided to try IVF, we were so scared it wouldn’t work. And then you stuck. And then we heard your little heartbeat for the first time. Your mom and I were so excited every time we would go to the hospital to see you, but even more terrified we would lose you.’
Ryan and Emilia met in 2011 before becoming engaged in September 2015 and tying the knot in grand fashion in Greece on July 7, 2016.
‘Because the fact that we were pregnant – as beautiful as it was – was almost too good to be true,’ he wrote. ‘And because of that fear, we loved you as hard as we could from the moment we knew you existed.’
Baby bliss: The Million Dollar Listing star revealed on Instagram that the couple had waited for ‘almost three years’ to meet their daughter before a successful round of in vitro fertilization helped the pair create a family
Her thoughts: His wife added, ‘I have waited to exhale for months. It took a long, painful journey to meet you. From the first time we heard your heart beating, I instantly wanted to cocoon you and protect you from the world. I talked to you every single day for 41 long weeks, begging you to “stick”
‘We thought if we put that love for you out there, you would hear it, and you would make it. I watched you grow slowly with your momma every day, waiting for the moment I would finally meet you.
‘I feel like I’ve spent my whole life working towards this moment, when everything would make sense. One day when you read this, I hope you can look back and be proud. And please go and give your Mom a BIG kiss because she’s a true warrior, a fighter with the biggest heart, and the Queen of my world.
‘Seriously – one day we will tell you about all the shots, the pain, the sickness, and what birth was like for your Mom on Tuesday the 26th – it was insane! We love you now and forever, our new, beautiful, little puff.’
Flashing her bump: The beauty also explained that she felt a need to be ‘private’ about her pregnancy
Baby makes three! Ryan Serhant can add ‘Dad’ to his resume as wife Emilia Bechrakis gave birth to their little girl on Tuesday, Feb. 26; seen together in 2017
She added, ‘I have waited to exhale for months. It took a long, painful journey to meet you. From the first time we heard your heart beating, I instantly wanted to cocoon you and protect you from the world. I talked to you every single day for 41 long weeks, begging you to “stick.”
‘(Until the last two weeks I begged you to stop kicking my ribs so hard with those big feet and come out!) I told you every day how much I love you.
‘I rubbed my belly and cherished every single movement, as any sign that you were listening. Every night, I prayed with all my soul that you were healthy and thanked God for the miracle that you are.
‘Now that you’re finally here, and I get to stare into your eyes, to smell your skin, to hold you, my heart is bursting…
‘I can’t find the perfect words to describe how madly in love I am. I am forever grateful…my babylino, that you chose me to be your Mommy.’
Their wedding was featured in a Bravo spin-off, Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan’s Wedding after his Times Square proposal on September 14.
So happy together: Their wedding was featured in a Bravo spin-off, Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan’s Wedding after his Times Square proposal on Sept. 14; seen in 2017