A Parenthood star just took on the real-life role of Mom

Jun 22, 2016 at 11:19 a.m. ET
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She played a mom in the TV series Parenthood, and now Erika Christensen has taken on the role in real life: The star welcomed her first child with husband Cole Maness, daughter Shane Maness, on June 21.

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Before the baby arrived (a home birth in California), fans knew the little one was on the way, as Christensen gave the world a huge heads-up on Twitter.

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Shane, a variation of Sean, which itself is the Irish variation of John (meaning "God is gracious"), is typically a baby boy name, but some parents choose it for their daughter as a variation of Shannon, Shana or Shawn. In pop culture, Shane was the name of a character in the American Showtime TV drama series The L Word, played by Katherine Moennig. Another celebrity offspring with the name is Eddie Murphy's 21-year-old daughter, although her name is spelled Shayne.

Christensen, who married Maness in September 2015, described being pregnant as "rather surreal," revealing that her daughter was a "little kick boxer […] big and moving and communicating as far as reacting to music that we play and stuff like that."

The 33-year-old actress shared some gorgeous baby bump pics throughout her entire pregnancy — she definitely was one of those moms-to-be who just glow more and more as the months go on.

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Anyone else stalking the new mom's Instagram for the first snap of little baby Shane?

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

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Image: photo by Farley Baricuatro (www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com) / Getty Images

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