Game of Thrones actor and strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has welcomed a baby boy with his wife Kelsey Henson.
The Icelandic star, who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the series, shared the news on Instagram as he described the stages of his spouse's labour.
He explained the labour "escalated super quickly" once they had arrived at a clinic on 26 September.
Hafþór, 31, said: "After an extremely hard 2 hours and 19 mins of pushing our healthy, strong, beautiful boy arrived weighing 3530 grams, 52 cm long."
26.09.2020 . 6am Kelsey woke me up telling me she had been losing her water, I immediately jumped out of bed and said alright let’s go, she stayed calm and replied with a laugh and said, no we are not going yet. I then asked to call our midwives to which she replied again no let’s just wait for awhile. . 7:15am we call our friend to come photograph the labour, the midwife and doula. Once the midwife arrived she checked out the progress and we were surprised to learn Kelsey was already 5cm dilated. The midwife asked if she was ready to go to the birthing centre or wanted to try out that bath at home and Kelsey, still remaining calm, decided to try the bath at home. While I was filling up the bath things started escalating quickly, the contractions were much stronger lasting over a minute and were anywhere from 2-3 min apart. The midwife then said she thought we should head to the clinic and finally Kelsey agreed it was time. . 8:40am. We arrived at the Björkin, the birthing centre, after a quick 10 min drive. Right away Kelsey knew exactly what she wanted and asked how long until the birthing pool would be filled. The next fifteen minutes Kelsey paced around between contractions waiting for the tub to be filled. . 9:00am She was in the tub and immediately started to push. Things escalated super quickly. Throughout it all she did amazing. She was in complete control of her mind and body. She had strong opinions on exactly what she wanted and where she wanted to be. I am completely in awe of how strong she is, and so proud of her for everything she did to prepare herself throughout her pregnancy. It cannot be put into words how proud I am and how I feel about this experience. . 11:19am After an extremely hard 2 hours and 19 mins of pushing our healthy, strong, beautiful boy arrived weighing 3530 grams, 52 cm long. . To finish the most beautiful, awe inspiring labour was the most wonderful phone call to my daughter to introduce her to her new little brother ❤️ . 5:30pm We arrive back at home both mom and baby doing super well and spent our first night as three together. . We have decided on a name and cannot wait to share it with you all soon.
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He added he then phoned his daughter from a previous relationship "to introduce her to her new little brother".
"5:30pm We arrive back at home both mom and baby doing super well and spent our first night as three together.
"We have decided on a name and cannot wait to share it with you all soon," he said.
The actor shared a series of photos of himself, his wife and newborn at hospital as well as back at home.
There has been plenty of baby news surrounding the Game of Thrones cast recently as Sansa Stark star Sophie Turner recently welcomed a daughter with husband Joe Jonas while Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played Jon Snow and Ygritte, are expecting their first child too.
Hafþór was the third person to play the hulking knight in the fantasy series after Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte, and the longest-standing actor to take on the role which he portrayed from season four to the eighth and final series.
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