Ryan Lochte is one proud papa!
Just a week after welcoming his first child into the world, the Olympic swimmer took to his Instagram to share photos of his son, Caiden Zane. Alongside a candid family portrait with fiancée Kayla Rae Reid, the 32-year-old gushed about the newborn.
“Now this is what it’s all about….. family!!!!!!! #Mommy #daddy #CZL,” he wrote.
“Loving this,” he added in the captions of another photo with his baby boy.
According to the mother of his child, she was in labor for more than a day before giving birth to little Caiden. Kayla, who met Ryan at West Hollywood’s Bootsy Bellows in 2016, wrote on her Instagram, “After almost 26 hours of an unfortunate induced labor the greatest joy entered our lives. Caiden Zane Lochte born 6-8-17. 7lbs and 14oz of pure bliss.”
“I Immediately placed him on my chest, he looked me in the eyes and just gazed. I burst into tears and I will cherish that unforgettable moment for the rest of my life. That moment, I felt so many sweet unexplainable feelings and an infinite amount of love. He is amazing in every single way and I’m so lucky to be his mommy,” she continued. “Ryan stayed by side the entire and encouraged me along the way 🙏🏼 To see the look on his face when he saw Caiden was adorable and priceless, it was such an emotional moment for the both of us. I’m in awe every day and I love watching our little man grow daily. His face melts my heart.”