Hayden Panettiere and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko unveiled their first ‘family’ photo with newborn daughter, Kaya Evdokia.
The little girl was born on December 9th.
The couple opened up exclusively to PEOPLE.
Adjusting to life as a parent has been “such a surreal experience and so out of body,” for Panettiere, 25, and her heavyweight professional boxer beau, 38. “You’re suddenly looking at this little thing like, ‘Oh, that was you in my belly this whole time,’” she says. “[We’re] just getting to know her.”
Hayden says that recovering from the labor and delivery has also been a bit of a challenge.
“I’m limping around. I’m still trying to figure out what [pregnancy] has done to my body, how it’s changed it. What’s temporary and what’s permanent,” Panettiere tells PEOPLE, laughing. “I feel like an 80-year-old woman trying to go down the stairs, you know — please tell me this is temporary! But I know some things will never be the same again.”
Despite the slight difficulties, Hayden is enjoying the time she’s getting to spend with her daughter.
“She’s really so sweet,” the actress says. “I’m sure that’s the way it’s meant to be, because when they are putting you through the wringer you’re like, ‘You are so lucky you’re cute!’”
Congrats to them!