AJ and Katherine Webb McCarron Welcome Son Tripp 

05/24/2016 at 10:15 PM ET

Katherine Webb AJ McCarron welcome son Tripp
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It’s a boy for AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb-McCarron!

Son Raymond Anthony McCarron III, aka Tripp, arrived Tuesday, May 24, the football star announced via social media. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz. and was 21½ inches long.

“Little man is here. We have a beautiful little boy a part of our family now,” he wrote on Twitter. “Wow is he a long one! We love you Tripp McCarron #proudparents”

“Thank you all for the well wishes for our family. Katherine and I are so thankful for this beautiful baby boy. We appreciate all the kind messages sent to us – thank you,” the NFL star continued on Facebook.

“Tripp arrived Tuesday night and was 8.1 and 21.5″ long. His full name is Raymond Anthony McCarron, III. He has huge hands and feet already. LOL Feet so big they wouldn’t fit on his stickers. Mom and Baby are doing great! We are truly blessed. Thank you all again for the well wishes and kind comments. We are very blessed to say the least.”

Tripp is the first child for the couple, who began dating in 2012 and were married in July 2014 in Orange Beach, Alabama after a four-month engagement. He joins their dog Mac as the newest addition to the McCarron family.

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Snuggles this morning. This is love ❤️👶🏻🐶

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The former Miss Alabama, 27, has been giving peeks into her journey toward motherhood on Instagram. Her baby shower this past January had a Cincinnati Bengals theme to honor McCarron, 25, who is the quarterback.

We’ve also gotten glimpses of Webb-McCarron’s baby belly and gear haul, where eagle-eyed viewers could catch a glimpse of the couple’s new son’s name on his baby blanket in a photo she posted in April.

Webb-McCarron announced her pregnancy this past December via an ultrasound photo on Instagram, where she wrote, “AJ and I feel beyond blessed and grateful to FINALLY announce after 4 months we have been keeping a secret! We are having a BOY!

“Thank you all so much for your prayers for us as it hasn’t been an easy journey. We thank God everyday for this wonderful blessing and can’t wait to share this journey with all of you!!” the caption continued.

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Thanks! on

Not really a fan of her but actually appreciate that she wasn’t throwing pregnancy selfies in everyone’s faces for 9 months.

Each their own on

Depressing nursery and don’t like the name. Glad mom and baby are doing well. Congratulations!

Jen on

Every Tripp I know is called Tripp as a nickname because they are the third..not Sr, not Jr but third. Happy for them, but Tripp is a nickname and what’s with that carpet in the nursery??

guest on

I find it a little mellow dramatic when she complains about the struggle of getting pregnant. She is 27 and they were only married for a short time before they got pregnant, so I’m confused as to the struggle she experienced. What she didn’t get pregnant the first month so that was a struggle? #confused

Olivia on

Never heard of them, but good luck.

ash on

Maybe she meant the pregnancy wasn’t easy, and there were complications? IDK though. Obligatory: crib is too low, they’re not supposed to set it at the lowest level for a while.

Sunny on

Aww so happy for her.

bb on

It’s “melodramatic” and you don’t know if she had any medical complications. Good for her to keep that personal, if so. But her close friends and family understand that post and that’s all that matters.

jets4me on

That’s an awful name.

jets4me on

That nursery looks like a scene from Rosemary’s Baby.