Halli Makennah Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane
And then there have been three!
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane welcomed their first child, son Dutton Walker Lane, on Tuesday, June eight in Nashville, Tennessee, they verify to PEOPLE completely.
Born at 11:12 a.m., Dutton weighed in at 9 lbs. and measured 19.5 inches lengthy.
“Everyone within the room, together with Lauren and me, have been shocked we had a 9-pound child! Not certain the place he was hiding in her stomach?!” the nation singer, 36, jokes to PEOPLE. On a extra severe observe, “Watching Lauren undergo the birthing course of – from the start to the second she delivered – was probably the most unbelievable factor I’ve ever witnessed. I skilled an emotion I’ve by no means felt earlier than.”
Adds Lauren, 31: “I’ve by no means felt a right away unconditional love like I now have for Dutton. And going by this expertise with Chris has made me love and admire him much more … I did not assume that was attainable!”
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And very like his hit “Big, Big Plans” was written for his proposal to his now-wife, Chris has additionally penned a brand new tune for his new child son.
“I’ve been ready to satisfy Dutton for 9 months now, and the simplest means for me personally to explain my emotions and feelings is to write down about it! So naturally, I wrote a track,” he tells PEOPLE. “It’s known as ‘Ain’t Even Met You Yet’ and sums up how I’ve been feeling over the previous few months. I am unable to wait to share it with him at some point.”
The couple introduced their being pregnant information in December, sharing a video of an ultrasound of their child on Instagram. “It was very thrilling however now feels much more actual seeing the ultrasound and listening to the heartbeat,” she completely instructed PEOPLE of the information on the time. “We are simply soaking all of it in!”
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The former actuality star documented her being pregnant journey on Instagram, sharing child bump pictures alongside the best way and opening up about not evaluating her progress to different mothers.
“Pregnancy is wonderful! Reminder to not examine your self to others,” the Bachelor alum wrote on Instagram in February. “This is my stomach however everybody’s seems completely different! I’ve in contrast myself to mates who’re about as far alongside as me or have been pregnant earlier than and apprehensive that perhaps my stomach or child was too large for my gestation and for it being my first.”
“But I’ve to remind myself everyone seems to be completely different. Everyone’s our bodies are completely different and each child is completely different however all are so stunning!” Lauren added.
In a candid New Year’s Day weblog publish, Lauren shared that, whereas “it did not take us an irregular period of time, the entire course of actually opened my eyes to the wrestle that many ladies and households face.”
“On October 25th 2019, Chris and I married and though we have been excited to begin a household, we determined we wished to get pleasure from a while collectively earlier than attempting for [a] child,” she wrote, noting that she ended up going off contraception in March 2020. “I wasn’t essentially feeling rushed, but it surely was positively one thing that each of us wished and felt very prepared for.”
However, “after 4 to 5 months of attempting,” Lauren wrote that “fear began to enter my thoughts.”
“I could not assist however examine my scenario with these of my mates who it occurred very simply for, plenty of the time unplanned. Mentally, this was a extremely arduous a part of the journey,” she shared. “I’m undecided if different individuals have skilled this, however as a girl, I assumed there was one thing flawed with me. Chris would see how upset and apprehensive I’d get and I might inform he felt actually dangerous.”
“And as arduous as attempting to conceive is on the girl, I simply need to take a second to acknowledge the affect it has on husbands as properly. I’m so grateful for Chris. He is such an everlasting optimist and I love his religion a lot – he really was my rock by the emotional rollercoaster of all of it,” she added.
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Starting in July, Lauren stated she started utilizing ovulation strips and at-home progesterone exams – and then in September, the couple obtained the joyful information they’d been ready for.
“As I write this I’m so extremely grateful to be pregnant, however I concurrently cannot cease desirous about all the ladies on the market who’ve skilled a for much longer wrestle than I ever did and are coping with infertility and being pregnant loss,” she added.
“Pregnancy really is a miracle and I’ll by no means take that without any consideration. We prayed each day for months and clearly our prayer was answered, however I do know there are plenty of unanswered prayers on the market,” Lauren stated. “So many ladies who’re quietly struggling and I’m desirous about each single one in every of you. I pray for hope and peace for everybody studying this struggling. Miracles occur each single day.”