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Scott MacIntyre Welcomes Son Christian Scott

10/10/2016 at 01:30 PM ET

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Stephanie Sorenson

It’s a boy for Scott MacIntyre!

The season 8 American Idol finalist became a dad for the first time on Wednesday, Sept. 21, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

His wife Christina gave birth to a baby boy they named Christian Scott MacIntyre at 12:05 a.m., in Franklin, Tennessee. The couple’s first child was born weighing 6 lbs., 6 oz.

MacIntyre was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens. And last June, he was suffering from kidney failure again when a stranger offered to anonymously donate a kidney to the singer, which allowed him to become a dad.

“I am so grateful to my kidney donor for giving me my health back and allowing us to create this new life,” MacIntyre, 31, tells PEOPLE. “Being a dad is already so rewarding, and I am treasuring this special time with Christina and our son.”

Adds Christina, “I have always wanted to be a mom, and Christian is a beautiful gift. He is a calm and easygoing little guy just like his dad!”

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Baby on the Way for Scott MacIntyre

04/07/2016 at 03:00 PM ET

Less than a year ago, Scott MacIntyre was suffering from kidney failure and had no hopes of fathering a child.

But last June, a stranger offered to anonymously donate a kidney to MacIntyre and now the singer and his wife Christina are expecting a “mini Mac” due in October, the couple reveal to PEOPLE exclusively.

“It’s crazy,” says the season 8 American Idol contestant, 30, who was born blind and previously underwent a kidney transplant at the age of 22 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure in his late teens.

“It was not possible for us to have a baby while I was in kidney failure, so my donor not only gave me the gift of life but also allowed us to create a new life.”

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