AceShowbiz - Amy Duggar is officially joining parenthood. The reality TV star and her husband welcomed their first child together, a son named Daxton Ryan King, via C-section on Wednesday, October 9, they confirm to PEOPLE.
The baby was born weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz., and measured 20 inches. The couple's photographer Loren Bullard shares that it was a "smooth and easy delivery," adding that "both mom and baby are great and healthy!"
The pair also share their first picture with the newborn baby boy to the site. In the pic taken by Loren, Amy smiles as she looks lovingly at her husband, while their son is sleeping in his mom's cradle. The "Counting On" star is still lying in hospital bed, with a blanket that reads "God gave us you" covering her bed.
Posting the picture on her Instagram page, Amy gushes about the little bundle of joy, "He's absolute perfection!!!"
Earlier in the day, Amy documented herself outside the hospital as she was ready to give birth. She captioned the pic, "Our little Daxton will be here today!! With my small frame and the fact that the Dr. said there's an 85% chance I'd have an emergency situation. We went ahead and scheduled a cesarean to be on the safe side."
She went on sharing, "I'm sure there will be negative comments. But I have to do what's right for my body and what's healthy for my son. I've been mentally and spiritually preparing myself for this I'm trying to relax, and not worry! But I've never had surgery before, I've never even stayed in a hospital before, so I'm just a ball of nerves...soo I'd appreciate your prayers!!! But in just a few hours our lives will be forever changed! I'm focused on God's promises and that sweet little face!! Ok, daddy let's do this!!!"
She also posted on Instagram Stories a photo of her in the surgical attire. "Here we go!" she wrote, adding a blue heart emoji.
Amy and Dillon, who tied the knot in September 2015, announced their pregnancy in April. She revealed the baby's gender in June, telling PEOPLE at the time, "I've always wanted to be a boy mom! Dillon builds lifted trucks, so I can just imagine how suped-up the Power Wheels will be. We just can't wait for this little ball of energy to arrive! He's already named, so let all the embroidery begin. I am so obsessed with baby bath robes."