Teresa Palmer Welcomes Baby Boy With Husband Mark Webber

Celebrity Moms Feb. 18, 2014 AT 8:55PM
Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber Teresa Palmer and husband Mark Webber welcomed a baby boy on Feb. 17 Credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

New mommy! Teresa Palmer and husband Mark Webber welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, on Monday, Feb. 17, she announced via Instagram.

"Thank you God for blessing us with the most divine gift of our baby son," the proud new mom wrote alongside a photo of her bundle of joy clutching her finger. "Introducing Bodhi Rain Palmer, born safely, lovingly, and naturally last night. 8 lbs even."

"Bodhi means 'Enlightened One,' Rain means 'Abundant Blessings From Above,' and we chose Palmer as his last name as Mark's son Isaac didn't take his dad's name either," she explained. "Thanks for all the blessings and love everyone."

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The Warm Bodies actress, 27, and the For a Good Time, Call actor, 33 -- who married in December in Mexico -- first announced their engagement on Twitter in August. Less than two weeks later they confirmed they were expecting their first child. "Teresa is expecting," the Australian starlet's rep told Us at the time. "She and Mark are over the moon excited and can't wait to add to their family." Webber is already a father to a young son, Isaac Love, with actress Frankie Shaw.

"This is where my heart is," Palmer tweeted with a sonogram photo after revealing her pregnancy. "To my precious baby -- I'm so blessed to be your mama, we have been wishing for you for awhile. We love you so much and can't wait to kiss your little face and tiny toes. Thank you for hearing our prayers." She later wrote to her fans: "Thanks for all the beautiful messages! Those who know me the best know that this is something I've been waiting for my whole life. #blessed."

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Palmer proudly showed off her pregnant belly in a bra and underwear for the Body Issue of WHO magazine in October -- and admitted that she struggled with what sounds like an eating disorder years ago.

"I used to be incredibly militant about the food that I ate. I looked great on the outside but I wasn't healthy on the inside," she revealed in the issue. "To think that three years ago I was in this place where I was so skinny that I couldn't have gotten pregnant if I tried."

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With a much healthier outlook in 2013, the actress said she fully embraced her evolving body throughout her pregnancy. "I just had my five month scan and I could see my baby moving around," she shared. "I felt so proud that my body is growing this healthy human being."

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