The Bachelor’s Lauren Bushnell and musician Chris Lane welcome first child Dutton Walker: ‘Words can’t describe the love I feel’
They are now proud parents to their first child, a newborn baby boy.
Both Chris Lane and his wife Lauren Bushnell Lane took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the birth of their son Dutton Walker, born Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee.
Born at 11:12 a.m., Dutton weighed in at 9 lbs. and measured 19.5 inches long, People reports.
Proud pop: Chris Lane took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the birth of his son Dutton Walker, born Tuesday in Nashville
The country star, 36, shared a lovely video showing him holding his son for the first time.
‘Words can’t describe the love i feel inside my heart for this little man!’ Chris wrote in the caption.
‘Thanks for all the prayers,’ he added with a prayer hands emoji. ‘I will never understand how @laurenlane birthed a 9 pound baby! DUTTON WALKER LANE welcome to the world’
And mama too: Lane’s wife Lauren Bushnell Lane also shared her joy on social media
As for Bachelor alum Lauren, 31, she shared a duo of shots – one of her holding her baby, and another of husband Chris with the tot in his arms.
‘Dutton Walker Lane born June 8th, 2021. Your dad and I can’t get enough of all 9 pounds of you,’ her caption began.
‘Everyone in the room, including Lauren and me, were shocked we had a 9-pound baby! Not sure where he was hiding in her belly?!’ Lane exclaimed to People on Thursday.
‘Everyone in the room, including Lauren and me, were shocked we had a 9-pound baby! Not sure where he was hiding in her belly?!’ Lane exclaimed on Thursday; seen on Instagram
‘Watching Lauren go through the birthing process – from the beginning to the moment she delivered – was the most incredible thing I’ve ever witnessed. I experienced an emotion I’ve never felt before.’
True to form, the Big Plans crooner even shared that the experience moved him to make more music.
‘I’ve been waiting to meet Dutton for nine months now, and the easiest way for me personally to describe my feelings and emotions is to write about it!’ Lane explained.
True to form: The Big Plans crooner even shared that the experience moved him to make more music; seen in a recent post in which he hinted at the title of the new song
‘So naturally, I wrote a song. It’s called ‘Ain’t Even Met You Yet’ and sums up how I’ve been feeling over the last few months. I can’t wait to share it with him one day.’
‘I’ve never felt an immediate unconditional love like I now have for Dutton,’ Lauren added. ‘And going through this experience with Chris has made me love and appreciate him even more … I didn’t think that was possible!’
The former reality star won Ben Higgins’ heart on season 20 of The Bachelor but their engagement ended in May 2017.
She started dating Chris in 2018, having met him at an event three years earlier, and they tied the knot in a ceremony held in Nashville.
Lauren announced her pregnancy in early December, posting video of her ultrasound to Instagram.
In the caption, she wrote: ‘Holding your dads hand, watching you dance around in my belly. Listening to your little heart beat. My new favorite sound. A miracle. New life. Our sweet baby.’
Chris shared the same clip and wrote: ‘Prayer works! Hope you look like your Mama.’
Lauren started dating Chris in 2018, having met him at an event three years earlier, and they tied the knot in 2019: They announced their pregnancy in early December 2020