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The Rock Shares First Photo Of His Baby Girl With A Sweet Message About Fatherhood

"Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father."

23/12/2015 3:46 AM AEDT | Updated 23/12/2015 3:46 AM AEDT
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shared the first photo of his baby girl on Monday with a sweet post about fatherhood. As he discussed being a better father and watching his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, give birth to their little one, we admit we got a little misty-eyed. 

"Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe," The Rock wrote in his Instagram caption. "Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of 'being better' will never steer you wrong." 

Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning... Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of "being better" will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is "walking thru the fire" with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible. *(Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike..😂 but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman). Again, THANK YOU guys so much for all the love during this blessed time. I always say I'm a lucky dude because I've got the greatest fans in the world - and it's true. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from ours. #ChristmasCameEarlyToSayHello #WhileSleepOfficiallySaysGoodbye #2xProudPapaSilverback #SheCanDateWhenShes40 💪🏾👊🏾💯

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Johnson then talked about what it was like watching Hashian give birth to baby Jasmine, calling the experience "incredible." 

The proud father, who also has 14-year-old daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson from a previous marriage, added his signature hilarious hashtags at the end of the post with #SheCanDateWhenShes40. It's clear he's already got the whole "dad jokes" thing down. 

Last week, Hashian also joked about giving birth to The Rock's child in a cute Instagram post.

"So grateful and in awe of this time," wrote Hashian. "To experience creating a little life is just incredible. This beautiful cycle of life and womanhood beginning again." 

She finished her post with a hilarious hashtag (yet very real statement):  #LetsJustHopeBigDaddyDoesnt=20lbBaby

Congrats to the happy couple! 

 

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