Nessa Diab and Colin Kaepernick welcomes their first child

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The quarterback-turned-activist welcomed a baby with his longtime girlfriend a few weeks ago, the couple announced Sunday.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has officially taken on a new and exciting role in his life: being a father!

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Kaepernick's longtime girlfriend Nessa Diab announced the birth of the couple's first child on social media on Sunday

Hours before she walked the black carpet at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards,

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Diab shared a black-and-white photo of her and Kaepernick in their hospital bed with their bundle of joy.

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"I thought long and hard about sharing our life-changing news today," she began her lengthy note, alongside a picture of herself, Kaepernick, 34, and their baby resting together.

“I decided to do so because today is the first day in a few weeks where I stepped out for work with a new life title — MOM!”

"Colin and I welcomed our amazing baby to the world a few weeks ago and we are over the moon with our growing family."

"Recovering after delivery has been a journey (more on that later) and honestly I wasn’t going to share anything because this is so personal to us and I realized I’m a complete mama bear," she added.

Her celebrity friends and followers later flocked to the comments section of the post to congratulate the couple.

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