As of Wednesday, Lauren Conrad and William Tell are proud parents to a ‘6 lb-14 oz’ baby boy whom they have christened Liam James. By the way, Liam did not feature in Lauren’s list of ten “favorite” baby names she shared on her website earlier this year.
“We are thrilled to share that we welcomed our son Liam James Tell into our family,” the couple said speaking exclusively to PEOPLE. “Mom, Dad, and baby are doing well. We’re already in love!” They were not too sure, though, about how their dogs felt about the new arrival, “Chloe and Fitz aren’t so sure…”
“I’ll be taking a little bit of a step back from the site over the next few weeks as we adjust to life as a family of three (five, if you count [our dogs] Chloe and Fitz of course…,” Lauren wrote on her personal website, “I’ll still be blogging here and there when I can, bringing you updates from my life as a new mom.”
Last year when Lauren was asked how many children she’d like to have in a Q&A on her website, she had said, “Maybe two… That way we aren’t outnumbered.” So, technically, that’s one down one more to go!
On her relationship with William she had remarked:
“My favorite thing about being married is knowing that I have a partner in life that I get to do so many wonderful things with.
“Dreaming of the things we will do in 20 years from now is so fun. The hardest is compromise. You always want to be considerate of each other. It’s not just about you anymore.”
On being constantly asked about her baby plans she had said in a May blog post:
“I have found that it’s easiest to just have a simple answer ready for when you are asked about children. That way you aren’t blindsided and have to come up with an answer on the spot. If you’re comfortable with sharing your personal reasons why, then by all means go for it. But if you want to take the more private route, answers like ‘when I’m ready, you’ll be the first to know’ or ‘I’ll tell you when the time is right’ work too. My answer was always, ‘We are just enjoying being married right now.’ Because, well, that was the truth.”
Here’s the sequence of events that culminated in parenthood for the celebrity couple.
Reality TV star, fashion designer, author and philanthropist Lauren Conrad marries William Tell in September 2014.
Lauren announces her pregnancy on New Year’s Day posting a picture of herself holding a sonogram with the message, “I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet.”
An end of March Instagram post shows Lauren “babymooning” beachside with a prominent baby bump and a drink in hand “pretending my blended lemonade is margarita”
On June 2, she officially announces her pregnancy and the baby’s gender with a rather cute image of a little boy driving a little car with “It’s a guy” written diagonally across the picture.
Here, in this June 8 post, she talks about her new maternity line “including this off-the-shoulder top” she is wearing in the picture.
And then the happy news on Wednesday when Lauren and Williamfinally welcomed Liam James into their world to now become a family of three.