Nikki Bella posted an adorable photo to her Instagram on Monday, showing off her newborn son Matteo’s sweet face one month after his birth.
This most recent image gave fans a close-up look at Matteo, seemingly post-bath time as the boy’s hair was wet and a towel lay under him. His charming face looked straight at the camera for the picture, as Nikki’s hand was positioned behind his head.
Nikki’s post gained immediate traction upon being published, with more than 600,000 likes and 9,000 comments. Various fans also joined Nikki in her appreciation for Matteo’s beautiful eyes, commenting with cobalt heart symbols of their own. Many others commented with smiling and crying emoji as well, detailing their affectionate emotions for the sweet image.
“Such a beautiful baby! Congratulations!” one admirer wrote, joining multiple fans who noted the child’s delightful appearance and resemblance to his parents.
“At this age he looks like a mini Artem!!!” another user commented.
The WWE star’s sister, Brie, also shared some love for the picture, commenting with numerous heart-eyed emoji in appreciation of her nephew’s face.
Matteo’s dad Artem Chigvintsev also wrote, “Time flies,” in the comments section, detailing his awe at how seemingly quickly the month passed since Nikki’s delivery.
This isn’t the first time Matteo’s made an intimate appearance on mom Nikki’s feed, as she’s posted a few photos to her Instagram alongside fiancé Artem since the baby’s birth. A similar close-up shot was shared a few days ago, with Nikki noting the child’s birth date, height and weight, and full name, Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev. Nikki also peppered that caption with blue hearts to match Matteo’s eyes.
The 36-year-old also did a shoot with twin sister Brie Bella for People Magazine on August 26 after the two went into labor back-to-back, on July 31 and August 1, respectively. The twins revealed the details of their deliveries with the publication, as Brie joked about how Nikki’s going into labor first ignited her competitive spirit, The Inquisitr reported.
While sister Bella’s son, Buddy, is her second child after 3-year-old Birdie, Matteo is Nikki’s firstborn. Fans of their popular show Total Bellas first learned of Nikki being pregnant with a boy during Season 5 of the show. Nikki also expressed her excitement about the prospect of becoming a new mom to several news outlets.
“I’m going to have this person to take care of for the rest of their life and help them do the right things and just show them the way of the world,” she said at the time.