Ben and Julianna Zobrist Welcome Son Zion Benjamin

02/12/2009 at 07:00 AM ET

Christian singer Julianna Zobrist has shared with CBB that she and her husband, Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist, are proud parents after welcoming son Zion Benjamin Zobrist at 2:23 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1st. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 15 oz and was 21 ¾ inches long. The 24-year-old tells that Zion’s “birth was amazing. I was able to deliver him completely naturally and it was by far the most intense and spectacular experience I have ever been able to be a part of.”

“Ben was right next to me the whole time, coaching and encouraging me through the entire labor and delivery. And now we are speechless and honored to be able to hold and love our little Zion! God deserves much awe and reverence for being such a Creator!”

The pregnancy was announced in October. Zion is the couple’s first child.

Julianna’s first album, The Tree, was released last December. Ben, 27, began his professional baseball career in 2004 after being drafted by the Houston Astros and was traded to the Rays in 2006.

Source: Julianna’s MySpace Page

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Aelys on

I’m not American so I don’t know about Julianna or Ben, but Zion is such a cutie! Congratulations to them!

Katie on

Congrats to Ben and Julianna! She’s from my hometown and I’ve always loved her music! Little Zion– what a blessing!

Tan on

What a cute baby.Congrats to them!

Brooklyn on

Aww! Congrats to them. Zion is quite the name. He’s certainly a cutie though!

nosoupforyou on

Zion (Hebrew: צִיּוֹן; Tiberian vocalization: tsiyyôn; transliterated Zion or Sion) is a term that most often designates the Land of Israel.

Alyssa on

I knew Ben and Julianna when Ben was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks back before he got drafted to Play for Houston. I’m so happy for them. Zion looks just like his daddy.

cathleen on

zion zobrist? interesting…

Carolyn on

Zion is such a Cutie
i have known julianna’s family for such a while now
and just wanna say congrads Juilanna
Hope to see u soon

Roberta on

Congradulations. Zion looks just like his dad. Another future basebaseball star on the horizon? Julianna, good luck on your new CD, I hope you will successful in your quest in the Christian music scene.

Diane on

Congrats – Ben is my son’s favorite player – he wears #18 every game! Best of Luck

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