A Bachelorette baby! Desiree Hartsock and husband Chris Siegfried have welcomed their first child, a boy, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. At the time of his birth on Wednesday, October 19, he weighed in at 8 pounds and measured 20.5 inches.
Hartsock’s rep tells Us the little one’s name is Asher Wrigley Siegfried. “Words can’t even express the amount of love we feel for our baby boy Asher,” the new mom gushed in a statement to Us. “He has already brought so much joy into our lives in one day. He’s strong, healthy, happy, playful and warm. Chris and I are beyond blessed with this beautiful gift of life that we are excited to have as a part of our family.”
“We were planning on just doing a dinner and keeping it very private and only between us, but we walked out of the ultrasound and we had the card in our hand and thought, ‘Or we could do this right now,'” Siegfried, 30, told Us. “We just couldn’t wait, once we found out. … We didn’t care if it was a boy or a girl. But it was so nice to know.”
The mom-to-be, 30, documented her pregnancy on Instagram as well as on her website, even sharing pregnancy workout videos and recommendations for stretch mark creams.
As the big day approached, she took over The Bump’s Instagram account on September 20 and posted a sweet pic with her husband, writing, “I’m almost 36 weeks and have to say I feel so incredibly blessed to have had a pretty smooth pregnancy experience so far.”
“As we prepare for birth and the joys of parenting ahead of us I will never forget the moment we found out we were expecting,” she continued. “The first sound of a heartbeat, the first appearance of a bump, the first kicks, the first hiccups or the motherly bond I feel with our baby even before he enters this world. Pregnancy has made me even more grateful for what a life truly is.”