Amy Duggar Welcomes Baby Boy With Husband Dillon King

Amy Duggar
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He's finally here! After weeks of speculation that Amy (Duggar) King could go into labor at any moment, she has finally welcomed her first child to the world. People magazine got the exclusive, and revealed that Daxton Ryan King was born via c-section on Wednesday, October 9. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 8 oz., and measured 20 inches.

  • Amy announced the news on her Instagram account on Wednesday evening, along with a sweet family photo.

    She wrote, "He's absolute perfection!!!" and he really is the sweetest little thing! He looks so content to be curled up in his mama's arms, and Amy and Dillon just look so happy.

    Her photographer, Loren Bullard, told People it was a "smooth and easy delivery," and, "Both mom and baby are great and healthy!"

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  • Amy shared the news earlier in the day that she and Dillon were having an elective C-section.

    She wrote alongside the pic that appears to be taken in front of the hospital, "Brb.. we're gonna go be parents now!!"

    Amy continued:
    Surprise!! Our little Daxton will be here today!! With my small frame and the fact that the Dr. Said theres an 85% chance I'd have an emergency situation. We went ahead and scheduled a cesarean to be on the safe side. 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!!!
  • We worried about Amy for a bit, as she had to go on bed rest toward the end of her pregnancy.

    She shared on Instagram that she started having painful contractions around week 38 of her pregnancy, and had to go on bed rest. It looks like all is well, though, and baby Dax arrived exactly when he was supposed to!

  • Amy has definitely taken a different approach to her pregnancy than her ultra-conservative cousins.

    Some of her bare-bump photos would definitely make her uncle, Jim Bob Duggar, blush! But she's always been the ultimate rebel of the family -- kissing her boyfriend before they were even engaged, let alone married, and even dressing up for Halloween.

  • We can't wait to see even more adorable pics of this new family of three.

    Given how many amazing maternity photo sessions Amy did, we have no doubt that she'll be generous in sharing sweet photos of her new little guy. And we are totally here for it.