In so many ways, 2016 felt like an overwhelming mess of negativity that just wouldn鈥檛 stop. It鈥檚 been a lesson in learning to lend help if you can and to take better care of yourself to be able to help others when needed.

But of course, the world churns on regardless, and one small beacon of joy was celebrating the arrival of so many babies from some of our favorite celebs this year. While some people, like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, prefer to keep their children off of social media, others are eager to share the good news with fans. Here are some of the most joyful celebrity baby announcements we reveled in this year.

1. York Banks Asla: Tyra Banks and her partner Erik Asla surprised the world when they announced in January that they were the proud parents of a new baby boy via surrogacy, and the next month, we got our first glimpse at sweet baby York in a pic of Tyra holding him close in a carrier. 鈥淭his is the Happiest Valentine鈥檚 Day of my life,鈥 she wrote. No doubt.

2. Saint West: Born in December 2015, Saint didn鈥檛 make his internet debut 鈥檛il February of this year, but my gosh, was it worth the wait. Saint鈥檚 appearances on social media have been fewer and farther between than his big sister North鈥檚, but whenever we do see him, we just see the teeniest Kanye. Too cute.

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3. Luna Simone Stephens: Can you believe little Luna only came into our lives this year? US EITHER. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared the first snap of their little girl with us back in April, and we were INSTANTLY smitten. Her array of Halloween costumes was a highlight from the year.

4. Boomer Phelps: These weren鈥檛 the first pics we鈥檇 seen of Micheal Phelps鈥 kiddo, but they were definitely the heart-stoppingly cutest. Decked out in his patriotic best to cheer his dad on in the stands at the Olympics, Boomer truly stole the show.

5. Kirra Max Bohan: Audrina Patridge absolutely slayed maternity style and beauty while pregnant with Kirra, and it鈥檚 no surprise that her first few months of motherhood were handled with the same ease. The couple shared their adorable first pics of Kirra back in August.

6. Julia Mimi Bella: Lacey Chabert kept us in the loop on all her pregnancy milestones, including a hilariously awkward announcement, her baby bump debut and even the news that she was expecting a girl. So we weren鈥檛 surprised that, just a few days after little Julia鈥檚 birth, Lacey shared pics of her sweet little bundle. So tiny! So cute!

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7. Dusty Rose: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo shared the news of baby Dusty鈥檚 arrival with a classic black and white photo of their daughter fast asleep on top of a shirtless Adam. It was a really striking first glimpse at the little one.

8. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis: Olivia Wilde didn鈥檛 have the easiest pregnancy with little Daisy, but based on the dreamy first photo she shared soon after her birth, all is forgotten. As if this photo didn鈥檛 give you serious lounging goals, it packed some extra meaning: 鈥淏orn, like a boss, on the #InternationalDayoftheGirl,鈥 Olivia wrote. Very cool.

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9. Journey River: Meghan Fox and Brian Austin Greene鈥檚 latest pregnancy came as a surprise, since the two were reportedly on the outs. But when Megan took to Instagram to share the adorable baby boy鈥檚 first snap two months after he was born, it was clear that there was nothing but cozy, happy vibes in their house. Too. Cute.

10. Dream Renee Kardashian: Despite a tumultuous year, Rob and Chyna (and the rest of the family) were clearly thrilled when little Dream was born just a month ago. They had fun spamming social media with the wee one鈥檚 face, and even made her her own Twitter account. We have a feeling we鈥檒l be seeing LOTS of Dream in 2017 (and we鈥檙e very okay with that).

11. Ocean King PenaVega: After announcing their pregnancy back in June, Spy Kids actress Alexa PenaVega and husband Carlos welcomed their little boy Ocean this month and shared their first snap as a family, featuring the tiny babe cozy and fast asleep on Dad鈥檚 chest. 鈥淭he moment life changed forever,鈥 Carlos captioned it. Absolutely precious!

What was your favorite celebrity baby moment from the year? Let us know over @BritandCo!

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