According to a post shared on Cassie Kelley’s blog, Womanista, Ward Charles Kelley was born at 9:20 AM on Feb. 11, weighing in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measuring 20 inches long.
“We can’t stop staring at him and he hasn’t stopped chitchatting with us since he arrived,” the couple remarked. “He’s got momma’s nose and daddy’s eyes and vocal chords and a head full of blond hair.”
The excited new mother also shared a photo of her husband and their newborn son through her Instagram account, just hours after his arrival.
“We feel like our life just began today and are so grateful for a healthy baby boy in our arms,” the couple said of their new bundle of joy.
Little Ward arrived a few days before his due date of Feb 17., which probably comes as a big relief for his father. Charles Kelley had publicly voiced his worries over his first child’s birth coinciding with his planned appearance at this year’s Grammy Awards, set for Feb. 15. His debut solo single “The Driver” is nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category, which would usually be a huge cause for celebration. Right now, it’s safe to say that the exciting arrival of his adorable new son is the only thing on his mind. Congrats to the happy couple!