Simon Cowell may spend his days looking for star musicians on The X Factor, but the blunt British judge has had no problem finding his paternal instincts. Cowell, 54, welcomed son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman last Friday, Feb. 14, and hasn't stopped gushing about the tiny tot since.
After sharing intimate professionally-shot portraits of his newest addition over the weekend, Cowell took his own candid snap of the baby and posted it for his nearly 10 million Twitter followers.
In addition to showering his first born with new presents, Cowell has happily gushed to his fans about Eric on Twitter.
"The last three days have been incredible," he wrote on Feb. 16. "Eric Lauren sqiddly and diddly all happy."
Cowell is currently living in New York with his girlfriend, son, and two dogs -- Squiddly and Diddly -- and seems like a changed man from the cynical reality show star many have come to know.
"I never knew how much love and pride I would feel," Cowell wrote next to the portrait of him cradling his baby on Feb. 16.