New Dad Ian Somerhalder Pens Sweet Note to ‘Inspiring’ Wife and 'Amazing Mom' Nikki Reed

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New dad Ian Somerhalder is so overwhelmed with family joy that he has broken a self-imposed “month of silence” to gush about his wife, Nikki Reed, on Instagram.

The stars reportedly welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Bodhi Soleli Reed Somerhalder, on July 25.

“Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife,” the former Vampire Diaries star captioned a photo of Reed’s recent Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazine cover on Monday. “You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you'll read this when you wake ... seeing these images reminds me of those amazing 9 months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one. The kindness, the beauty and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud.”

“You brought such fun and such power into our lives being pregnant but you literally brought the word sexy into pregnancy, we all see it,” Somerhalder continued. “Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us.”

The post is one of several that Somerhalder has shared since becoming a father, despite Reed recently telling Fit Pregnancy and Baby  that the couple were planning to turn their phones off during their first month of parenthood.

“After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence,” the 29-year-old actress shared. “Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate. Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, ‘How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?’ You don’t get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present.”

Reed also took to Instagram on Monday, to share a snap of Somerhalder, 38, watching the solar eclipse.

“Honey you sure you can see through those?!” she captioned a pic of the hunk peering at the sky through no less than three pairs of glasses.

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