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Kiptyn Locke: Parenthood Shifted My Path in Life

08/21/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

He’s wanted to be a dad for his whole life, but Kiptyn Locke wasn’t prepared for just how joyful — and a bit overwhelming — parenthood can be.

“When you introduce kids, a new road comes about,” says the former Bachelorette contestant, who welcomed Koltyn, his son with girlfriend Samm Murphy, on July 16. “My path has changed a little bit, but it’s the path I’ve always wanted.”

And the new dad, 37, is learning quickly, and embracing parenthood milestones with his “alert and curious” new addition.

“We read a bunch of books and did all the preparing stuff,” says Locke. “But when your child is in your arms, all that stuff goes out the window. You instinctually connect with them and you know what they do or don’t need.”

Kiptyn Locke son Koltyn baby photo
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Kiptyn Locke Welcomes Son Koltyn

07/24/2015 at 07:05 PM ET

Kiptyn Locke Welcomes Son
Courtesy Kiptyn Locke

Kiptyn Locke‘s little buddy has arrived!

The former Bachelorette contestant and his girlfriend Samm Murphy welcomed their first child, son Koltyn Murphy Locke, on Thursday, July 16, he announced on social media shortly after the birth.

“I promise to be there for you, always. To put you first, support you and be someone you can count on — no matter the situation, time or place – I’ll be there for you,” the first-time father wrote alongside a photo of the new dad cuddling his sleeping son.

“Your happiness will always be enough to make me happy. You will never be alone in this world. I promise to show you how looking out for those around you, whether best friends or strangers, makes our world a better place.”

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Baby Boy on the Way for Kiptyn Locke

03/27/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

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Courtesy Kiptyn Locke

He already knows they’re going to be buddies.

Kiptyn Locke, the runner-up on Jillian Harris‘s season of The Bachelorette, is expecting a baby boy with girlfriend Samm Murphy in July, he confirms to PEOPLE. And he can’t wait to have some male bonding with the little guy.

“The minute I found out we were having a baby, I just knew right away that it was a boy,” Locke, 37, tells PEOPLE.

“I would love a daughter equally, and I would love to have a Daddy’s little girl, but I just knew all along it was a boy, and I was excited. I want to play sports with him, so I’m excited to have a little guy that can be my little partner in crime.”

Locke, who dated Bachelor contestant Tenley Molzahn for several years after their turn on Bachelor Pad, says he and Murphy, 29, are “both very happy to be parents.” And he knows Murphy, who runs a medical distribution business, will be a great mom.

“She’s incredibly intelligent, very active, very compassionate and self-motivated, a loyal friend to everyone that I know that’s close to her. She’s a really admirable person,” says Locke, who is a tech businessman himself.
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