Nick Carter Shares First Photo of Newborn Son
Nick Carter has shared the first photo of his son, Odin Reign. The Backstreet Boys singer posted the touching image of his one-week-old baby snuggled in a blanket on Instagram on Friday.
“I just love how peaceful he is,” Carter captioned the shot. “Daddy will be home soon Odin. #babies #love #family.” The 36-year-old and his wife Lauren welcomed baby Odin on April 20, after an exhausting 30-hour labor during a home water birth. The singer had teased fans about the secret name they had picked out for their first child, and said back in April, “It’s a very strong name. We can’t say the name yet. I’ve been instructed by my wife to keep it under wraps, but we have a name.” Odin is known in Germanic mythology to be the name of a “widely revered god.” The couple’s baby news first emerged in late October, and the couple celebrated the tot’s impending birth at a baby shower in March. Carter, who wed Lauren in 2014, said that he was mesmerized by his wife during pregnancy. “I hate getting emotional, but seeing her like that triggered this influx of emotions that really made me realize what’s happening in our life,” he gushed. “Without each other, the two of us would never have gotten to this point, so it feels amazing and it’s crazy how much more in love you can become when you start this phase of your life.”