Westlife's Shane Filan Welcomes Son Patrick Michael

09/16/2008 at 01:00 PM ET

Singer Shane Filan, from the Irish group Westlife, and his wife Gillian welcomed their second child yesterday, Monday, September 15th. After Gillian was "rushed to the hospital," she was in labor for three and a half hours when Patrick Michael made his big debut at 3:40 a.m. weighing in at 6 lbs, 8 oz. Opting for a vaginal delivery, Gillian "didn’t even have much pain relief" according to Shane, who added that he was simply "in awe of her."

While the couple chose not to find out the sex of the baby, the 29-year-old — who admits his wife knew all along that it was a boy — was pleasantly surprised to welcome his first son after being "sure it was going to be a girl." As the proud papa is "walking on air," he reveals that he is "very tired, but completely overjoyed" and couldn’t wait to introduce baby Patrick to his big sister Nicole, 3. Says Shane,

"It’s going to be a great moment to see her meeting her little bro for the first time. She knew there was a baby coming, but I think the reality will really hit her now."

Shane and Gillian were married in December 2003. They had announced the pregnancy back in March.

Source: Westlife, The Irish Mirror

Thanks to CBB readers Angela and Sylvana.

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Vanessa Paige on

Wouldn’t it be baby 4 since Shane has a daughter already.

blackrose on

it says his second son but its not rite?.. coz thay have a daughter no a son congrats!

Sylvana on

Congratulations to Shane, Gillian and Nicole with the arrival of little Patrick.

TJ on

Congrats to Shane, Gill and Nicole on the safe arrival of baby Patrick Michael!! I’m so excited….a new Westlife baby!!🙂

Amanda on

Congratulations to the Filan Family! I read that the middle name comes from Gillian’s father, but I can’t help but wonder if it’s a coincidence that Shane’s son is named after band mate Mark Feehily as well.

louise walker on

CONGRATULATIONS to the Filan family on the birth of their new baby boy! Nice one Gillian, if the news is correct youve just proved that you can have a ‘normal’ birth after a Caesarean section!

Bugs on

This guy sings beautifully! Congrats on the baby.

Bénédicte on

Congratulations to them!
But I think this is the sixth baby for the group with Brian McFadden who has Molly and Lilly Sue.

Katie on

hay Shane coalitions on the birth of baby Patrick I an soo happy 4 you and Gillain wel don 4 being so brav Nicole you’ll b a lovely big sister hope u all hav a bright futre I luv u so much Shane can’t wait 2c pis of u al together

cess on

congratulations to the shane family on the arrival of patrick.

Lesley Grant-Mills on

A massive congratulations to Shane,Gillian & Nicole on the safe arrival of baby Patrick Michael!! well done Gillian! very pleased to hear you weren’t ‘Too posh to push!’ like some ‘celebs!’ nice one Shane see ya on nxt tour! xx

Tram Nguyen on

Congratulations to Shane and Gillian! Hope they will be this happy ever after…

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