The Rock’s Skin-to-Skin Advice For New Dads Is 100% Spot On

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The interest in celebrity babies has certainly skyrocketed over the past few years (as sad as it is, I’ll admit that the Kardashians probably have something to do with that…), and BEDORBS Instagram photos of celebs and their offspring typically get ALL THE LIKES. That’s certainly true for Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, who on his popular the Rock instagram account just posted a photo this week that makes ALL the mama’s swoon (and not just because he was shirtless.)

Wearing nothing but his tattoos (which I honestly thought WERE a shirt when I first saw the pic), Johnson cradles his newest baby girl, Tia Giana Johnson. Tia is Johnson’s third daughter, and his second with partner Lauren Hashian. The photo of The Rock and his teeny tiny baby is enough to make your ovaries skip a beat, but it’s the photos CAPTION that really made my heart go pitter-pat! Check it out:

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Johnson gushes about his baby girl, and ALL the strong women in his life, saying:

“Skin to skin. Our mana.
Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world.
Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar.
I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.”

 Then, Johnson goes on to talk about being a DAD – which I love – because I think we moms sometimes feel that Dads can’t and don’t feel the love we do for our kids, at least not as deeply as we do, but I think most times it’s just that they don’t express it the same way we do. So I love how Johnson opens up here:

Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer – watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless.
And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia – like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life.
Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear.
Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck.
#3rdDaughter #BlessesAndGratefulMan#ImInTROUBLE

I think it’s safe to say that The Rock’s girls are well-loved and cared for. I love the charge he’s given to other dads here, and I love that he’s declared for all to see that he’s gonna put them first. Congratulations to the Johnson family on their latest addition! To see more baby spam, follow The Rock Instagram (you’ll be in good company with over 100 million other fans!)

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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.