Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane Welcome Baby Son Dutton Walker: ‘Immediate, Unconditional Love’


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 affirm to PEOPLE completely.

Born at 11:12 a.m., Dutton weighed in at 9 lbs. and measured 19.5 inches lengthy.

“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?!” the nation singer, 36, jokes to PEOPLE. On a extra severe observe, “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.”

Adds Lauren, 31: “I’ve never felt an immediate unconditional love like I now have for Dutton. And going through this experience with Chris has made me love and appreciate him even more … I didn’t think that was possible!”


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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 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! So naturally, I wrote a song,” he tells PEOPLE. “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.”

The couple introduced their being pregnant information in December, sharing a video of an ultrasound of their child on Instagram. “It was very exciting but now feels even more real seeing the ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat,” she completely informed PEOPLE of the information on the time. “We are just soaking it all in!”

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The former actuality star documented her being pregnant journey on Instagram, sharing child bump images alongside the way in which and opening up about not evaluating her progress to different mothers.

“Pregnancy is amazing! Reminder to not compare yourself to others,” the Bachelor alum wrote on Instagram in February. “This is my belly but everyone’s looks different! I have compared myself to friends who are about as far along as me or have been pregnant before and worried that maybe my belly or baby was too big for my gestation and for it being my first.”

“But I have to remind myself everyone is different. Everyone’s bodies are different and every baby is different but all are so beautiful!” 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 needed 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 necessarily feeling rushed, but it was definitely something that both of us wanted and felt very ready for.”


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However, “after four to five months of trying,” Lauren wrote that “worry started to enter my mind.”

“I could not assist however examine my state of affairs with these of my associates who it occurred very simply for, loads of the time unplanned. Mentally, this was a actually laborious a part of the journey,” she shared. “I’m not sure if other people have experienced this, but as a woman, I assumed there was something wrong with me. Chris would see how disappointed and worried I would get and I could tell he felt really bad.”

“And as hard as trying to conceive is on the woman, I just want to take a moment to acknowledge the impact it has on husbands as well. I’m so thankful for Chris. He is such an eternal optimist and I admire his faith so much – he truly was my rock through the emotional rollercoaster of it all,” she added.

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Starting in July, Lauren mentioned she started utilizing ovulation strips and at-home progesterone exams – after which in September, the couple bought the blissful information they’d been ready for.

“As I write this I am so incredibly thankful to be pregnant, but I simultaneously can’t stop thinking about all the women out there who have experienced a much longer struggle than I ever did and are dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss,” she added.

“Pregnancy truly is a miracle and I’ll never take that for granted. We prayed every day for months and obviously our prayer was answered, but I know there are a lot of unanswered prayers out there,” Lauren mentioned. “So many women who are quietly struggling and I’m thinking about every single one of you. I pray for hope and peace for everyone reading this struggling. Miracles happen every single day.”


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