James Durbin Welcomes Daughter Kinzee Cruz

11/24/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

James Durbin just keeps on celebrating.

The former American Idol contestant and his wife Heidi welcomed their second child at 6:14 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Kinzee Cruz weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz., and measured 21¾ inches long.

“Nothing compares to holding your brand new baby. She’s gonna be worth every sleepless night,” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE. “We’re so thankful to have her.”

James Durbin Welcomes Daughter Kinzee Cruz
Ariel Nava Photography

Durbin’s new album, Celebrate, took on a whole new meaning when the singer, 25, announced in April that there was another baby on the way.

“We’re looking forward to even more laughter in the house and those silly baby expressions,” he said.

But it was the couple’s 5-year-old son Hunter that couldn’t wait to become a big brother.

“He’s very excited,” Durbin told PEOPLE. “Since we spaced them apart from each other, Hunter will probably be a big help.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Gabrielle Olya

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Just me on

What a cute pic and adorable familly…congrats!

Roze on

Damn! That’s one gorgeous family!

Jay on

Loved him on AI. He placed fourth, but should have gone further than that.
Cute kids!

Pam on

Aww I love the middle name Cruz. I saw him perform in Santa Cruz at the boardwalk. It was an awesome show. What a cool tribute to his hometown. What a beautiful family.

charlotte on

Wonderful news! I really wish him all the best. Loved him and his story on AI. Very talented young man! Congratulations on the newest addition to the lovely little family.

Leah on

Sweet family photo and I love how she’s mid yawn when the photo was taken, adorable

Theresa on

Amazing capture of favorite family. Luv_Luv this picture. Beautiful!

Frances Hamilton on

As a Durbin fan for life, I am so happy for their family!! Welcome Kinzee!! And the beautiful Heidi put that Baby Bump pic out there for all to see!!! Hunter will make a very special Big Brother, too!!!

Juli on

I love the adorable pictures! Kinzee yawning in the first one and Hunter’s shocked little face on the second are just too precious!

Katie on

Congratulations and best wishes to you!

Cricket2.0 on

They’re awesome. I love how the mom isn’t all posed and wearing four layers of spanx trying to pretend that you don’t still have a bump for a week or a few after having a baby.

debbie stallings on

beautiful family 🙂 so happy for them.

Idaho on

What a cute family! Congratulations!!

Kat on

Yawn, yawn….. naptime momma!
Adorable!

Mello on

He absolutely was the best American Idol has ever produced (well, Carrie Underwood too). Love it that he is grounded with this lovely supportive lady and a family. James, never lose your humility.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!