Simon Cowell is a very proud father! The record mogul has shared the first photograph of his baby son Eric, via his twitter account

The pic, along with several other adorable photos, was posted this past Sunday (Feb 16th), and shows Simon holding Eric while new-mother Lauren Silverman loving watches over.

"Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old," captioned the black and white snap of the new family at a New York City hospital.

".. now you can see how very handsome little Eric is," another caption read, along with a photograph of Eric laid peacefully resting while Mr. Cowell grasps his small hand.

A third and final photo showed Cowell lovingly embracing Eric, who is placed on his father's chest. "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel," he admitted.

Simon and Lauren welcomed their first child together on Valentine's Day (Feb 14th), which was signaled by the 'X-Factor' creator who shared the news with his 9.45 million followers by posting, "Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome."

He later added, "Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages."

According to UK's Sun on Sunday, Cowell whispered a very heartfelt and personal message into his new-born's ear shortly after the birth. The emotional first-time father said, ''I've waited all my life for you.''

The couple decided to name their baby Eric after Simon's late father, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, who passed away in 1999.

Once again congratulations to the family of three.