Arie & Lauren Reveal Newborn Son's Name as Daughter Is 'Doing Much Better' Amid NICU Stay
Days after welcoming twins — a boy and a girl — Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham Luyendyk revealed the name of their newborn son in a YouTube video posted June 16.
In the clip, the Bachelor Nation couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Alessi, is seen holding her baby brother for the first time and asking her parents for his name. “Baby Lux!” Arie replies.
Arie and Lauren welcomed their twins on June 12. “@Luyendyktwins are here!” the former Bachelor wrote on his Instagram Story at the time. “Momma and babies are doing great and everything went smoothly. Spending time cherishing these moments, thank you all for all the support.”
The pair announced in December that Lauren was pregnant again following a devastating miscarriage in May 2020. Days later, they revealed that they were expecting two bundles of joy.
The revelation of Lux’s name comes as his twin sister is “doing much better” as she recovers in the NICU.
“Here is baby boy, spent just a few hours in the NICU,” Arie wrote on his Instagram Story on Wednesday, accompanied by a photo of their son surrounded by tubes and machines shortly after his birth.
Another slide showed a pic of their daughter with similar tubes attached to her tiny body. “Poor baby girl, she needed oxygen but is doing much better now,” the dad of three wrote on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Lauren revealed that she and Arie were heading home from the hospital with only their son. “Little sis has to stay behind for now,” she wrote via her Instagram Story on Tuesday. “I’ve never felt heartbreak like this. Pls say prayers for our girl.”
Arie and Lauren previously opened up about their baby girl’s respiratory challenges in a vlog detailing their twins' birth.
“Babies transition really quickly during the first 12 hours of life,” a nurse told the Scottsdale, Arizona-based family. “Some babies need it for a couple days. Just depends. When the doctor comes back over and if she’s still needing respiratory support for a few more hours, she might get a chest X-ray just to see a better picture of what’s going on.”