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Hilarie Burton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan introduce 'miracle baby'

By Annie Martin
Hilarie Burton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan introduce 'miracle baby'
Hilarie Burton (L), pictured with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and son Augustus, reflected on her fertility struggles in a post Tuesday after welcoming a baby girl with the actor in February. File Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI | License Photo

March 7 (UPI) -- Hilary Burton and husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan introduced their daughter in an Instagram post Tuesday.

The 35-year-old actress shared the first photos of her "miracle baby," George Virginia, and reflected on her fertility struggles after welcoming the infant with Morgan in February.

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"It took a long time for Jeffrey and I to have this baby. The first time I got pregnant, it took a year and a half," she wrote. "And we lost that baby. More losses followed, and as so many couples know, it was heartbreaking. It still is heartbreaking."

Burton and Morgan announced their daughter's birth March 1 after confirming Burton's pregnancy in September. The actress said it took five years for her to have a successful pregnancy, making her "cautious" about sharing the news.

"I didn't want to celebrate for fear of jinxing it," Burton said. "I checked her heartbeat every day, up until the day she was born. And now that she is here, I just stare at her in wonder all day. I see her in her daddy's arms and I don't take any of it for granted.

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"Fertility is a fickle thing. And for the other couples out there who have had dark days, we want to introduce our miracle baby to you and send you our love and support in finding yours," she added. "Please meet George Virginia Morgan. She was born February 16th."

As some of you know, @jeffreydeanmorgan is off in Europe getting ready to do some big conventions. And he's self aware enough to know his track record for "spilling the beans" isn't so great (bless his heart!). So before he starts tripping up in an attempt to maintain our privacy, he asked that I go ahead and post something about our little girl's birth. But before I do that, there's something I really want to say to all the women out there who are trying..... It took a long time for Jeffrey and I to have this baby. The first time I got pregnant, it took a year and a half. I surprised him on Christmas with baby Seahawk booties. We cried. We celebrated. We picked out names. And we lost that baby. More losses followed, and as so many couples know, it was heartbreaking. It still is heartbreaking. And every morning of the five years it took us, I'd open my computer at the kitchen table and see the news and I'd grow bitter over the endless parade of celebrities showing off their bumps and babies. I'd weep out of jealousy for how easy it was for them. Didn't they know something could go wrong? Didn't they know that there were other women out there struggling? It pained me to see the corporate sponsored baby showers and magazine covers capitalizing on this human miracle that wasn't happening for us. So when this pregnancy started, we were cautious. I didn't want to celebrate for fear of jinxing it. I didn't want a baby shower. I checked her heartbeat every day, up until the day she was born. And now that she is here, I just stare at her in wonder all day. I see her in her daddy's arms and I don't take any of it for granted. She screams bloody murder and I smile because she is so wildly alive. So now that folks know she's here, I don't want her birth to cause any other woman to weep at her kitchen table. If anything, my wish is that she would restore hope for others. Fertility is a fickle thing. And for the other couples out there who have had dark days, we want to introduce our miracle baby to you and send you our love and support in finding yours. Please meet George Virginia Morgan. She was born February 16th. Her daddy delivered her. We love her very much.

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Morgan responded to Burton's post in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.

"I just couldn't be more proud. Or lucky. Xxxjd," he wrote.

Burton and Morgan also share 7-year-old son Augustus. The actress is best known for playing Peyton Sawyer on One Tree Hill, while Morgan portrays Negan on The Walking Dead.

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