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In this world of paparazzi and babies on magazine covers, you’ve got to respect the celebrities who share their children’s first pictures on their own timetables. That’s how ‘90s R&B singer Monica chose to handle the first images of her daughter Laiyah Shannon.

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The singer gave birth earlier this month to her first child with hubby Shannon Brown. And over the weekend she Instagrammed some adorable pictures of little Laiyah’s hand wrapped around her finger.

“A mothers love is one with no limits or boundaries #BabyGirl #LaiyahShannon I will Love, support, uplift & be there for you & your brothers forever You can always hold my hand & trust me to guide you the right way Mommy,” she captioned the precious images.

Though this is Shannon and Monica’s first daughter together, each star has children from previous relationships.

Shannon is a professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns and we all know Monica has some killer pipes, so chances are this little one will grow up to be pretty talented.

Do you think Monica is right to share pictures of her daughter on social media versus booking a magazine cover? Weigh in below!

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