LOOK: Sarah Lahbati, Richard Gutierrez celebrate baby Kai's first birthday

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Posted at Mar 21 2019 09:35 PM

Rare is a happier moment for a mother than celebrating her child's first birthday. 

And proving just that is Sarah Lahbati, who wrote about her love for her son Kai on Instagram to mark the exciting milestone. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It seems like just yesterday, you were in my tummy... I would sing to you songs that would now be your favorites... I had doubts if I could do it all over again... being “a new mom” again seemed daunting. You made your presence known when we would talk and sing to you while you were still in my tummy. You always responded to Mama, Dada, and Zion. From that moment, in those early days before you were born, I already knew how much I loved you. From that moment, I knew I wasn't scared. That I had to protect you no matter what. That I had to do my best for you. That we all had so much love and care to give you. My Kai, you are so resilient, so happy and so joyful. Nothing compares to your smile (bungisngis baby) 😄 I love that we are now a “family of four”. I promise to always bring you to the ocean. 🌊 I love you, bubba Kai!!! Happy birthday, my little one! photos by @bjpascual ✨

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The actress and model shared pictures of her with Kai, as well as some shots from what appeared to be an intimate party she and her partner, Richard Gutierrez, put together this Thursday. 

"It seems like just yesterday, you were in my tummy," she began her heartfelt note, before admitting that she had doubts about whether she could go through pregnancy again. 

"You made your presence known when we would talk and sing to you while you were still in my tummy [and] you always responded to Mama, Dada, and Zion [her first child]." 

"From that moment, in those early days before you were born, I already knew how much I loved you. From that moment, I knew I wasn't scared. That I had to protect you no matter what.

"That I had to do my best for you. That we all had so much love and care to give you. My Kai, you are so resilient, so happy and so joyful. Nothing compares to your smile (bungisngis baby). 

"I love that we are now a 'family of four. I promise to always bring you to the ocean. I love you, bubba Kai!!! Happy birthday." 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy 1st birthday, @kaigutz 🎂

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She followed it up with photos of Kai's first birthday cake --all three of them with one bearing animal faces for its design. 

For his part, Gutierrez also dedicated a post to their son on his Instagram page. These were photos of him with his family playing on a beach, including one of him kissing Kai. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy 1st birthday to our big boi bubba Kai, we Love you So much! 🙏🏼

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Lahbati and Gutierrez already have a son, 5-year-old Zion. The couple is engaged and is set to marry sometime in 2020.