Ryan Lochte Posts First Photos of Son Caiden & Is Clearly Smitten by Fatherhood

Ryan Lochte and Kayla Rae Reid
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Well here's a side of Ryan Lochte we've never seen before -- proud papa. The Olympic gold medal winner and his fiancé Kayla Rae Reid are showing off their newborn son on Instagram with some seriously adorable snaps.

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The couple welcomed their first child, Caiden Zane Lochte, on June 8 and are clearly over the moon about the new addition to their burgeoning family. Ryan posted this black-and-white photo of the trio and they couldn't look happier.

Ryan Lochte and Kayla Rae Reid son Caiden Zane
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"Now this is what it's all about..... family!!!!!!!," he wrote in the caption.

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While we adore the intimate family photo op, the Insta post that really captures our heart is the one posted by Kayla of her little guy. From the look on his face at just a few days old, we're guessing Caiden is already big on personality.

Ryan Lochte's son Caiden Zane Lochte
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In the caption, Kayla revealed she endured nearly 26 hours of induced labor to produce her 7 lb, 14 oz bundle of joy. She wrote:

"I immediately placed him on my chest, he looked me in the eyes and just gazed. I burst into tears and I will cherish that unforgettable moment for the rest of my life. That moment, I felt so many sweet unexplainable feelings and an infinite amount of love. He is amazing in every single way and I'm so lucky to be his mommy. Ryan stayed by side the entire [time] and encouraged me along the way."

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Baby Caiden's arrival couldn't come at a better time for the couple. Ryan experienced an Olympic pool-sized bout of bad press last year after falsifying a story of being robbed at gunpoint during the 2016 Rio games. The fallout from the scandal was massive, with the swimmer admitting he contemplated suicide during the aftermath.

Ryan and Kayla have yet to reveal their wedding date, but previously hinted to CBS News that they are looking at October 2017. 

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