Amy Smart and her husband Carter Oosterhouse became parents the day after Christmas with the arrival of baby daughter Flora.
Now, four weeks later, the actress, 40, has taken to social media to publicly thank the woman who carried her child for her.
‘One month ago today, Dec. 26th our amazing beautiful daughter came into this world,’ Amy wrote on Instagram alongside a sweet photo of herself and Flora.
‘Feeling so grateful to have her in my arms… after years of fertility struggles I give thanks today to our kind, loving surrogate for carrying her.’
In the snap, the make-up free star of The Butterfly Effect and Varsity Blues stares straight into the camera wearing a navy sweater and with her blonde hair tied back into a ponytail.
Her baby girl also gazes at the lens wearing a pretty pink patterned romper. She is wide-eyed and has a crop of brown hair.
She’s here! The actress and husband Carter Oosterhouse, 40, welcomed baby daughter Flora on December 26 and announced her arrival a week later with an Instagram post
Amy and Carter had previously shared a photo of themselves with their newborn on December 31 when they announced they had become parents – a surprise to their fans since neither had previously revealed their plans to start a family.
The couple wed in 2011 having got engaged five months after they started dating in 2010.
Carter, 40, is a carpenter and TV personality with HGTV.
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