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James Wolk, star of Mad Men, welcomes first baby with wife Elizabeth – see Instagram photo

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James Wolk and his wife Elizabeth have welcomed their first child, a bouncing baby boy! The star of Mad Men and Zoo announced the happy news by sharing the sweetest photo on Instagram. The gorgeous image showed new dad James bending down to cradle his newborn, who was sweetly swaddled in a blanket. James, 31, also revealed his son's name: "Welcome to the world, Charlie Wolk. #babyboy #CharlieWolk #wolkpartyof3."

The actor has been counting down the days to his baby's arrival. Two weeks before he announced his son's birth, James posted an artsy photo of his wife Elizabeth posing side-on and revealing her very large bump. "Finish line," he simply captioned the image.

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James Wolk with his newborn son, Charlie

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The TV star has been working hard to fully prepare for his new role, which has included some DIY stints. James set to work building book shelves for the nursery last month, and joked in another Instagram snap: "What could be tougher than building some shelves? I got this dad thing down." The final result looked pretty impressive – no fewer than four rows of book shelves positioned close to his son's crib.

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The new dad built his son's bookshelves in his nursery

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It's likely that James will relish reading to his little boy; the actor sweetly read to his wife's bump two months before her due date. The heartwarming photo of James and his wife's baby bump proved too much for some fans. "Ohh soo precious!!" wrote one fan, while another cooed: "Awwwwww this is everything."

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James sweetly read to his wife's baby bump ahead of the birth

James is best known for playing mysterious junior account man Bob Benson in Mad Men. He joined the show's sixth season in 2013. After Mad Men, James landed his second role as a worker at an ad agency, this time playing copywriter Zach Cropper in The Crazy Ones. His co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar has congratulated the new dad on his news, tweeting: "So happy for you and Jay" referring to James' wife Elizabeth Jae by her nickname.

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Congratulations to James and his wife Elizabeth!

Congratulations to James and Elizabeth! We can't wait to see more photos of baby Charlie!

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