Hayden Panettiere’s Fiance Wladimir Klitschko Reflects on Baby Daughter’s Birth: “It Was a Great Year”

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Hayden Panettiere's fiancé, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, reflected on the events of 2014 -- including the birth of the couple's daughter -- via Instagram 

Not bad, Wlad! Hayden Panettiere's fiance Wladimir Klitschko has had an eventful 2014, with lots to celebrate going into the new year — including, most notably, the birth of his baby daughter earlier this month.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the 38-year-old boxer took to Instagram to reflect on all that has happened over the past 12 months. "A review on the year: The birth of my daughter, two successful championship defenses and many other achievements on the way," he wrote alongside a photo of himself wearing a shirt with the words "Failure is not an option" printed on the back.

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"It was a great year and I'm looking forward to 2015," he added. "I'm ready to take on new challenges!"

As previously reported, the Ukrainian athlete and Nashville star Panettiere, 25, welcomed a baby girl together on Dec. 9. Little Kaya Klitschko weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches at birth.

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"I've lived a very big life, and I don't feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother," the Heroes alum told Glamour in May 2013, a full year before Us Weekly broke news that she was pregnant. "Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life."

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Kaya is the first child for Panettiere and Klitschko, who dated for two years before splitting in 2011 and then reconciling in 2013, when Us broke news of their engagement.

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