Welcome to the world, Ivey Joan Watson!
Ivey Joan Watson made her entrance on Wednesday, April 11, 10:02 a.m. The bundle of joy weighed in at 7lbs., 8oz.
This is Jamie Lynn Spears second child but first with husband Jamie Watson. She is already a mother to her 9 ½-year-old daughter Maddie Briann from a previous relationship.
The singer and actress made a statement to People exclusively:
“We are beyond excited to welcome this beautiful baby girl to our family! Her middle name, Joan, is to honor my Aunt Sandra, who passed away 10 years ago from ovarian cancer. She was the most graceful woman I’ve ever known.”
The 27-year-old new mother told People magazine as well that Ivey already finds solace in her big sister Maddie describing the newborn “was so peaceful the moment her sister held her.”
And Jaime Lynn divulged, “Maddie was the first one to meet her after she was born.” The new mama gushed adding, “I have never felt more complete in my life. It’s pure joy watching my girls fall in love.”
The new parents first announced they were expecting their first child together back in December.
Jaime Lynn revealed the news on her social media with a picture of she and her husband along with her daughter Maddie. Holding hands in a circle the singer captioned the post, “Looks like we are starting off 2018 with another big milestone…sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister. 2017 was filled with some of the biggest challenges of my life, as well as some of the biggest blessings, so I made a choice to lay low this year to focus on truly becoming my best self as a person and as an artist.”
She continued, “During that time, I continued working on my music and telling my story, which has created some of my most honest work and I [CAN’T] wait to share that with you all very soon. 2018 is going to be filled with many milestones both personally and professionally.”
“I appreciate each of you for your patience and support through it all. 2018 has a lot coming, so GET READY … #12DaysofJLS.”