Country singer Taylor Dye from the duo Maddie & Tae announced in November that she and her husband Josh Kerr were expecting their first child together. Today, the couple announced the birth of their child.

Last week, the “Girl In A Country Song” singer shared an update about her pregnancy with her followers. She revealed that when she went in for her 24-week appointment, she was admitted to the hospital and had been, at the time of her post on January 12th, in the hospital for one month. “Today marks 1 month of being in the hospital. T went in for a routine check-up at 24 weeks then we were immediately admitted and we have been here since. Our sweet girl is doing great, she is just a little more excited than she is ready to be in the world. This hasn’t been easy but we’re leaning on God and trusting His plan. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.”

Today, the couple shared a joint post to announce the arrival of their daughter. It’s a girl! Taylor and Josh chose to name their daughter Leighton Grace Kerr. Leighton was born 3-months early on January 17th at 2:42 PM and weighed 2 lbs, 5 oz at birth. “she’s beautiful, strong and everything we have ever dreamed of. she decided to be a Capricorn like her daddy,” the couple wrote in their post. “We already can’t wait for the day we get to finally take her home.”

Congratulations to Taylor and Josh on the arrival of their first child! We wish the family lots of love, strength, and good health as Leighton continues to grow and prepare to be welcomed home.

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