'The Kitchen' Star Katie Lee Gives Birth To Her First Child: 'Our Hearts Are So Full'

Lucille Barilla

The Kitchen star Katie Lee gave birth to her first child with husband Ryan Biegel, a daughter named Iris Marion, on September 2. Katie shared an image from shortly after the newborn's arrival with her 814,000 Instagram followers, who delighted in the wonderful news after following the television star throughout her pregnancy on the social media site.

Katie was photographed after the baby's birth while she lay in her hospital bed. Her shoulders were bare and her chest was covered by the baby's blanket. Her hospital gown was pushed down to her elbows for mother-baby bonding.

She glowed with love for her child as she looked at the infant.

Katie's dark hair lay across a white pillow. Her eyes were downcast, and her left arm cradled Iris' bottom while her right was wrapped protectively around her back.

Iris made her debut on social media wearing a cute cap. It was pink-and-blue striped and appeared to be made of a soft, stretchy material. It also had a small bow detail. She was wrapped in a white hospital blanket that featured pink and blue stripes.

In the caption, Katie posted the baby's date of birth as well as a statement regarding the arrival of their little girl.

Katie's fellow Food Network stars were thrilled for their pal. These included her The Kitchen co-stars Jeff Mauro and Sunny Anderson. Also adding comments were Alex Guarnaschelli, Giada DeLaurentiis, Valerie Bertinelli, Zac Young, and Jet Tila.

Fans of the celebrity chef were thrilled. They posted their sweet remarks in the comments section of the share.

"Oh my! Just Beautiful! Congratulations Katie + Ryan Happy Birthday to your daughter," said one follower.

"Beautiful name, beautiful family. Congrats to you both!" shared a second fan.

"Couldn't be happier for you!!! Enjoy every second! Sending lots of love." stated a third Instagram user.

"Congratulations!!! God bless the little one with a long, happy, healthy life and many blessings!!" exclaimed a fourth commenter.

Katie documented her pregnancy journey on the social media platform via cooking demonstrations, where she whipped up the foods she craved, as well as adding a touching image of her standing in a cornfield, imitating a pose similar to one taken of her mother when she was heavily pregnant with Katie. That image can be seen here.