Congratulations are in order for Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband Jamie Watson as she just gave birth to their first child together, daughter Ivey Joan Watson. Ivey joins nine-year-old big sister Maddie Briann, Jamie’s daughter from a previous relationship.
“Baby Ivey Joan Watson is here ❤️” Jamie announced on Instagram, along with the following photo and a link to People‘s article about the birth:
Ivey Joan Watson was born on Wednesday, April 11, at 10:02 a.m. in Covington, Louisiana. She weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 19½ inches in length.
“We are beyond excited to welcome this beautiful baby girl to our family!” Jamie tells People. She then reveals that “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.”
Jamie Lynn announced she was pregnant again with a Christmas Eve announcement on Instagram. She shared the photo with husband Jamie and daughter Maddie at the top of this post as well as a lengthy message that acknowledged the terrifying ATV accident involving Maddie that almost cost her her life:
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. During that time, I continued working on my music and telling my story, which has created some of my most honest work and I CANT 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
And here is a video including more photos of Ivey from People:
— PeopleTV (@peopletv) April 12, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to Jamie Lynn, Jamie, and Maddie!