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Amy Smart kicks off 2017 as a mom

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

New year, new baby for Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse

2017 is going pretty well for actress Amy Smart so far. The 40-year-old actress has had her first child with husband Carter Oosterhouse — a baby girl named Flora (which was also the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring.) 

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Smart used Instagram to share the news, posting a family portrait with the caption, "It is with great gratitude and pleasure to welcome our little girl Flora to the world. What a blessed way to bring in 2017. Amen and Thank You God for this special new life!!"

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Let's be honest — not many of us start a brand new year with much more than a hangover, a few extra pounds and a bunch of resolutions that'll be broken before February. A new member of the family definitely tops all that.

Smart and Oosterhouse started dating in 2010, got engaged five months later and married in 2011.

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