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Hilaria Baldwin shares professional snap of newborn daughter Maria Lucia

Hilaria Baldwin recently welcomed her sixth child, daughter Maria Lucia, with husband Alec via surrogate, just six months after giving birth to their fifth child, son Eduardo.

And the 37-year-old yoga instructor has been filling her Instagram following in on life at home with her brood, including the sweet nickname she awarded her newborn daughter.

‘2 weeks of MariLu…she’s keeping us all in line,’ captioned Baldwin, who included a precious professional shot of ‘MariLu’ resting atop a furry blanket.

Taking to her Instagram Story, Hilaria revealed that her and Alec’s seven-year-old daughter Carmen lent a helping hand on Thursday morning as she entertained her younger siblings so her mom could ‘rest.’

‘The babies had me up much of the night,’ she explained in her post’s caption. ‘Carmen came in to play with them “so I could rest a little more'”

‘Of course I had to watch all of them, but I love that she is being so thoughtful,’ concluded Hilaria, followed by a red heart emoji. 

On Wednesday, Baldwin jokingly referred to herself as a ‘cow,’ while opening up about constantly having to breastfeed Maria and Eduardo, whom she welcomed in September via natural birth.

‘This cow is tired and thirsty,’ captioned the Boston native, who included a stoic self-portrait. 

Full house: Hilaria Baldwin recently welcomed her sixth child, daughter Maria Lucia, with husband Alec via surrogate, just six months after giving birth to their fifth child, son Eduardo

‘Let me tell you something you might already know: breastfeeding two babies is no joke.’

Hilaria and Alec, who wed in 2012, share Carmen, seven, Rafael, five, Leonardo, four, Romeo, two, and their two newborns.

The SNL star also happens to have a 25-year-old daughter named Ireland with ex wife and fellow actor Kim Basinger.

Hilaria and Alec surprised their social media followings on Monday, March 1 as they took to Instagram to announce the birth of their sixth child via an unnamed surrogate.

‘We are so in love with our daughter, Lucia. Just like your brothers and sisters, you are a dream come true,’ wrote Hilaria, who has since shared numerous shots of Maria Lucia with her 911,000 followers.

Helping hand: Taking to her Instagram Story, Hilaria revealed that her and Alec's seven-year-old daughter Carmen lent a helping hand on Thursday morning as she entertained her younger siblings so her mom could 'rest'

Helping hand: Taking to her Instagram Story, Hilaria revealed that her and Alec’s seven-year-old daughter Carmen lent a helping hand on Thursday morning as she entertained her younger siblings so her mom could ‘rest’

Pumping away: On Wednesday, Baldwin jokingly referred to herself as a 'cow,' while opening up about constantly having to breastfeed Maria and Eduardo, whom she welcomed in September via natural birth

Pumping away: On Wednesday, Baldwin jokingly referred to herself as a ‘cow,’ while opening up about constantly having to breastfeed Maria and Eduardo, whom she welcomed in September via natural birth

Furious speculation about the identity of the couple’s anonymous surrogate prompted Alec, 62, to unleash a bitter tirade against Instagram users who questioned the details of Lucia’s birth, with the SNL star telling one person to ‘shut the f*** up and mind your own business.’

But while the couple have kept details of their daughter’s birth very much under wraps, Hilaria did hint that they did not rely on sperm or egg donors for Lucia’s conception when she described the little girl and her brother Eduardo, six months, as being ‘almost like twins’ in an Instagram post.

In a post shared last Thursday, Hilaria gushed that her family’s hearts are ‘filled with so much gratitude’ over their newest addition.

She also admitted that her children ‘craved so much to have a little sister,’ after miscarrying her unborn daughter in late 2019.

‘Many of you may remember the loss of their sister at 4 months in the end of 2019. There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t ache for our daughter. When I found out our baby had died, I told our children that their sister was going to come, just not at that time.  

New additions: In a post shared last Thursday, Hilaria gushed that her family's hearts are 'filled with so much gratitude' over their newest addition; Maria Lucia and Eduardo pictured on March 4

New additions: In a post shared last Thursday, Hilaria gushed that her family’s hearts are ‘filled with so much gratitude’ over their newest addition; Maria Lucia and Eduardo pictured on March 4

‘Nothing will ever replace her, but two wonderful souls have come into our lives, and we are humbled to know them,’ she said of Maria Lucia and Eduardo.

She went on to commend her older children’s bravery during the family’s ‘time of tremendous grief,’ even admitting that they were braver than her and Alec in terms of facing the future.

‘To experience and accept life’s ups and downs is challenging, but a reality that all of us have no choice but to receive and process. I have learned that often our children are wiser than we are and their wisdom has guided us.

Speaking specifically about Eduardo, Hilaria described him as ‘such a blessing’ and that the entire family is ‘overwhelmed by how fortunate we are to have him.’

Eduardo is considered a ‘rainbow baby,’ which is a term used to describe the birth of a child after the loss of another due to miscarriage or pregnancy loss.  

‘We are living each day, bonding, and grateful for all of the very special angels who helped bring Maria into the world,’ she wrote, referencing to the couple’s unnamed surrogate.

Rainbow baby: Eduardo is considered a 'rainbow baby,' which is a term used to describe the birth of a child after the loss of another due to miscarriage or pregnancy loss; Hilaria pictured in 2020

Rainbow baby: Eduardo is considered a ‘rainbow baby,’ which is a term used to describe the birth of a child after the loss of another due to miscarriage or pregnancy loss; Hilaria pictured in 2020

Grateful: 'We are living each day, bonding, and grateful for all of the very special angels who helped bring Lucía into the world,' she wrote, referencing to the couple's unnamed surrogate; Hilaria and Alec pictured on March 2

Grateful: ‘We are living each day, bonding, and grateful for all of the very special angels who helped bring Lucía into the world,’ she wrote, referencing to the couple’s unnamed surrogate; Hilaria and Alec pictured on March 2

‘María Lucía Victoria and Eduardo Pau Lucas: our babies who bring light into our lives—almost like twins, we love you so much,’ concluded Baldwin, who has since earned over 100,000 likes on the heartfelt post. 

While Hilaria only referred to the ‘angels’ who helped bring Lucía into the world, a source has confirmed to DailyMail.com that she and Alec used a surrogate.

The identity of the surrogate is not known, and a spokesperson for the couple declined to comment on the details of Lucía’s conception and birth.

Surrogacy in the US can cost upwards of $100,000, depending on the options used by the parents and their surrogate.

If Alec and Hilaria chose to use a ‘host’ surrogate — which is when a woman carries an embryo from the mother’s egg and the father’s sperm — Hilaria will have had to undergo IVF ahead of the egg retrieval.

This could well have been done before she conceived her son Eduardo in late 2019; she and Alec could also have made the decision to freeze eggs, sperm, or fertilized embryos, which could also have been used in the surrogacy.

Surprise! Hilaria and Alec surprised their social media followings on Monday, March 1 as they took to Instagram to announce the birth of their sixth child via an unnamed surrogate; Maria Lucia pictured

Surprise! Hilaria and Alec surprised their social media followings on Monday, March 1 as they took to Instagram to announce the birth of their sixth child via an unnamed surrogate; Maria Lucia pictured

Twinning: But while the couple have kept details of their daughter's birth very much under wraps, Hilaria did hint that they did not rely on sperm or egg donors for Lucia's conception when she described the little girl and her brother Eduardo, six months, as being 'almost like twins' in an Instagram post

Twinning: But while the couple have kept details of their daughter’s birth very much under wraps, Hilaria did hint that they did not rely on sperm or egg donors for Lucia’s conception when she described the little girl and her brother Eduardo, six months, as being ‘almost like twins’ in an Instagram post

However, if Hilaria and Alec chose to do a ‘straight’ surrogacy, this will have meant that the surrogate’s egg was used, along with the SNL star’s sperm.

Couples who choose surrogacy also have the option to use a donor egg instead of one from their surrogate.

It is likely that Maria was conceived in mid-2020, although her exact age has not yet been shared. Her brother Eduardo, who is six months old, was likely conceived in December 2019, one month after Hilaria suffered her second miscarriage.

Instagram followers had plenty of questions when Alec and Hilaria first revealed Lucia’s arrival, given that she came so shortly after the birth of baby Eduardo six months ago.

Hilaria, who has always heavily documented each of her pregnancies — and miscarriages — hadn’t said anything about being pregnant again, and of course, the six months between Eduardo and Maria’s births were not enough to bring a baby to term.

Confirmed: While Hilaria only referred to the 'angels' who helped bring Lucía into the world, a source has confirmed to DailyMail.com that she and Alec used a surrogate; Hilaria and Alec pictured in 2020

Confirmed: While Hilaria only referred to the ‘angels’ who helped bring Lucía into the world, a source has confirmed to DailyMail.com that she and Alec used a surrogate; Hilaria and Alec pictured in 2020

But though Hilaria has been remarkably open about her pregnancies, she and Alec kept their surrogacy journey a secret, and refused to comment on it publicly for several days.

Hilaria has only made a return to regularly posting on social media in recent weeks.

The influencer, whose given name is Hillary Hayward-Thomas, had come under fire for faking her Spanish heritage, including lying about where she was born and putting on a made-up accent for years.

Returning to Instagram, she has kept the comments turned off on her posts, but finally said ‘sorry’ for the saga on February 5, six weeks after a Twitter thread about her faux European background went viral.

Hilaria stopped short of confessing she had misled people about her Spanish roots, and instead doubled down on her previous claims that she was raised ‘with two cultures, American and Spanish’ and that she feels ‘a true sense of belonging to both.’

‘I’ve spent the last month listening, reflecting, and asking myself how I can learn and grow,’ she wrote.

Growing family: Hilaria and Alec, who wed in 2012, share Carmen, seven, Rafael, five, Leonardo, four, Romeo, two, and their two newborns

Growing family: Hilaria and Alec, who wed in 2012, share Carmen, seven, Rafael, five, Leonardo, four, Romeo, two, and their two newborns

‘My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both. The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained — I should have been more clear and I’m sorry.

‘I’m proud of the way I was raised, and we’re raising our children to share the same love and respect for both.

‘Being vulnerable and pushing ourselves to learn and grow is what we’ve built our community on, and I hope to get back to the supportive and kind environment we’ve built together,’ she said.

At the end of December, it emerged that Hilaria — who in the past claimed to have grown up in Majorca and spoke with a Spanish accent — actually spent her childhood in Beacon Hill, Boston, and went by Hillary.

It started with a single tweet on December 21 which read: ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person’.


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