Erin Patrice O’Brien
The littlest member of Love and Theft has arrived.
Stephen Barker Liles and fiancée Jenna Kennedy welcomed their first child, son Jett Barker Liles, on Monday, Dec. 2, the musician confirms to Country Weekly.
Arriving at 8:40 a.m. in Nashville, Jett — whom Liles says has his nose and Kennedy’s lips — weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and measures 20.5 inches long.
“It was the greatest rush I have ever experienced,” Liles, 29, says, adding that his fiancée was “calm and collected” during the delivery.
“Jenna and I are so thrilled to be parents. It’s the best thing that has happened to us. We can’t wait to take him home and for the whole world to meet him!”
Liles and Kennedy first dated six years ago and then reconnected through Facebook, culminating in a beach proposal last May. News of their baby on the way was a surprise, but a welcome one, the couple tell PEOPLE Country.
While in for a checkup and unrelated blood tests, Kennedy’s doctor asked her if she knew she was pregnant.
“All I could do was laugh,” Kennedy, 26, a former nanny who’s studying to become a nurse, recalls.
“We’re having a child; we’re in love; we’re getting married. What could be wrong with that?” Liles adds. “It’s God’s timing, not ours.”
Courtesy Kennedy-Liles Family
— Love And Theft (@loveandtheft) December 2, 2013
– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Kay West
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