Halli Makennah Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane
After which there have been three!
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane welcomed their first child, son Dutton Walker Lane, on Tuesday, June 8 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.
“Everybody within the room, together with Lauren and me, had been shocked we had a 9-pound child! Undecided the place he was hiding in her stomach?!” the nation singer, 36, jokes to PEOPLE. On a extra critical notice, “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.”
Provides Lauren, 31: “I’ve by no means felt a right away unconditional love like I now have for Dutton. And going via this expertise with Chris has made me love and admire him much more … I did not suppose that was doable!”
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And very similar to his hit “Huge, Huge Plans” was written for his proposal to his now-wife, Chris has additionally penned a brand new tune for his new child son.
“I have been ready to satisfy Dutton for 9 months now, and the best method for me personally to explain my emotions and feelings is to put in writing about it! So naturally, I wrote a tune,” he tells PEOPLE. “It is known as ‘Ain’t Even Met You But’ and sums up how I have been feeling over the previous couple of months. I can not 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 advised PEOPLE of the information on the time. “We’re simply soaking all of it in!”
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The previous actuality star documented her being pregnant journey on Instagram, sharing child bump images alongside the best way and opening up about not evaluating her progress to different mothers.
“Being pregnant is superb! Reminder to not evaluate your self to others,” the Bachelor alum wrote on Instagram in February. “That is my stomach however everybody’s appears completely different! I’ve in contrast myself to associates who’re about as far alongside as me or have been pregnant earlier than and fearful that possibly my stomach or child was too massive for my gestation and for it being my first.”
“However I’ve to remind myself everyone seems to be completely different. Everybody’s our bodies are completely different and each child is completely different however all are so lovely!” Lauren added.
In a candid New 12 months’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 twenty fifth 2019, Chris and I married and though we had been excited to start out a household, we determined we wished to take pleasure in a while collectively earlier than making an attempt for [a] child,” she wrote, noting that she ended up going off contraception in March 2020. “I wasn’t essentially feeling rushed, nevertheless it was positively one thing that each of us wished and felt very prepared for.”
Nonetheless, “after 4 to 5 months of making an attempt,” Lauren wrote that “fear began to enter my thoughts.”
“I could not assist however evaluate my scenario with these of my associates who it occurred very simply for, loads of the time unplanned. Mentally, this was a extremely laborious a part of the journey,” she shared. “I am undecided if different individuals have skilled this, however as a girl, I assumed there was one thing unsuitable with me. Chris would see how disenchanted and fearful I’d get and I may inform he felt actually unhealthy.”
“And as laborious as making an attempt to conceive is on the lady, I simply need to take a second to acknowledge the impression it has on husbands as effectively. I am so grateful for Chris. He’s such an everlasting optimist and I like his religion a lot – he really was my rock via the emotional rollercoaster of all of it,” she added.
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Beginning in July, Lauren stated she started utilizing ovulation strips and at-home progesterone exams – after which in September, the couple acquired the joyful information that they had been ready for.
“As I write this I’m so extremely grateful to be pregnant, however I concurrently cannot cease enthusiastic 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.
“Being pregnant really is a miracle and I will by no means take that as a right. We prayed on daily basis for months and clearly our prayer was answered, however I do know there are loads of unanswered prayers on the market,” Lauren stated. “So many ladies who’re quietly struggling and I am enthusiastic about each single one in every of you. I pray for hope and peace for everybody studying this struggling. Miracles occur each single day.”