Former Spy Kids star Alexa PenaVega and husband Carlos have welcomed their first child.
Alexa, who played Carmen Cortez in the hit children’s film, took to Instagram to announce the arrival of their baby boy, sharing two black and white portraits of the newborn, whom she dubbed an ‘8.6lb blessing’.
The pair had already chosen the baby name Ocean for their son before his birth, explaining that the biblical meaning of the moniker held great significance for them.
‘God called the dry ground ‘land’ and the water the ‘seas’. And God saw that it was good,’ Alexa told fans on social media. ‘That is why we went with Ocean. And he is a son of the one true ‘King’. For us it has a beautiful biblical meaning.’
Carlos popped the question to Alexa in August 2013, and they tied the knot on 4th January 2014 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The couple announced that they were expecting Ocean back in June 2016, both posting pictures of their Twitter and Instagram profiles of themselves holding positive pregnancy tests, telling followers that ‘a lil PenaVega is on the way!’
In an interview later that month, they confessed that the journey to parenthood hadn’t been as easy as they’d expected.
‘I thought for sure it’d be like, “One, two, three, wham, bam, we’re pregnant!”‘ Carlos said in a video on his YouTube channel. ‘But no, that’s not the case. You gotta keep trying, trying, trying… and try some more. Which is not a bad thing.’
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‘When it doesn’t happen, you think, “Is something wrong with me?” or “What am I not doing right?” when really it’s just your body adjusting,’ Alexa said.
‘And we literally were just like, “Let’s not worry about it anymore,” Carlos added. ‘When God wants us to have a baby, we’re gonna have a baby, and that’s it.’