"Thomas Rhett and I are so [in] love with her".
Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins welcomed a sweet baby girl on Saturday. My wife @laur_akins labored nearly 36 hours. My wife @laur_akins labored nearly 36 hoursShe is by far the strongest human being I have ever met and I have a new found respect for moms around the world. "And Willa Gray is so excited to finally have a baby sister More pics to come, so get ready haha". "We're just gonna try to integrate them into our lives as much as possible and try to just create as much of a normal lifestyle as possible".
"Thank y'all for the prayers - she is a miracle and God is so good", she continued.
Rhett has a few days at home with his family before he resumes touring on Thursday (Aug. 17) with a performance at the Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, Oregon. "Thomas Rhett and I are so I love with her".
Rhett made the joyous announcement on Twitter, sharing a photo of himself, his wife and their new baby shortly after her birth.
The couple was in the process of adopting a child from Africa after Lauren had failed attempts at pregnancy when they found out they were expecting a baby! "Safe to say life is about to get insane!" They found out on February 18, 2017, that they were expecting a baby girl in a gender reveal video posted on Instagram.
Lauren's caption read: "OH BABY! actually..."
"Our hearts are exploding with happiness for y'all to meet our new baby who we are bringing home from Africa soon who is also going to have a little brother or sister because, SURPRISE!"
Rhett and Akins, who have know each other since they were first graders in Valdosta, Georgia, dated briefly as teenagers.
And as it just so happens, Thomas Rhett and Lauren join Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder in giving birth this year.