Candice King is a mom! The Vampire Diaries actress announced the arrival of Florence May King on Instagram on Monday.

The photo is an adorable shot of the baby's feet with her name and birth date - Jan. 15 - sewn into a blanket.


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The Vampire Diaries creator Julie Plec told E! Online last week that King was already on maternity leave, but she'll only be missing about four episodes in the middle of Season 7. "She actually won't be gone that long. I think 16 to 20, maybe. Actually, it's the same contracted amount she's in every year, it's just all in one stretch. It turned out to work out okay," she said.

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That means that King will be back on the show for the end of the season so fans can find out what happens with her character Caroline's pregnancy after Alaric's (Matt Davis) twins were put inside her for safe keeping.

The Vampire Diaries returns Friday at 8/9c on The CW.

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