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Christmas came early this year for Dwayne Johnson.

The actor and girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their first child together on Dec. 16, and Johnson has shared a sweet first photo of him and the baby girl, Jasmine.

“Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy’s chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning,” he wrote in a post Sunday on Instagram, thanking fans for their good wishes.

“Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe… Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I’d have a good shot at being a great father,” he added. “Again, THANK YOU guys so much for all the love during this blessed time. I always say I’m a lucky dude because I’ve got the greatest fans in the world – and it’s true. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from ours.”

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Jasmine is the first child for the couple and the second for Johnson. He also has a 14-year-old daughter, Simone, with ex-wife Dany Garcia.