The Lanes are officially a family of four!
Chris Lane and his wife, Lauren Bushnell Lane, welcomed Baby No. 2 on Sunday (October 16). Lauren made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday (October 18). She shared a heartwarming clip of the moment her firstborn son, Dutton Walker, met his baby brother for the first time. In the adorable video, Chris held Dutton’s hand as they walked into the room. Dutton wore a t-shirt that reads “big bro,” as his mother says, “Mama missed you, bud!” Chris told Dutton, “that’s your brother,” and introduced them as Lauren cradled the baby in the hospital bed.
“Bigggg bro loves his lil bro! Love our family and proud of you sweetheart!” Chris commented on his wife's adorable reel. Chris added in his own post, as he shared the first family photo: “Life just got 8 Pounds Sweeter! Family of 4 Now!!” The Lanes didn't announce what they named Baby No. 2 as of publication time on Tuesday.
Chris and Lauren, who tied the knot in October 2019, announced in June that they were expecting their second child. The announcement came shortly before celebrating their Dutton's first birthday. Dutton was born on June 8, 2021, and the new parents immediately beamed with pride. Chris wrote in an Instagram caption at the time: “Words can’t describe the love I feel inside my heart for this little man!” Lauren added a photo of her own, and returned to “baby cuddles and praising Jesus over and over again for this little miracle!!”
The country star admitted that he and his wife were “shocked” to learn that they were expecting another child so soon. Lauren told PEOPLE it was a joyous surprise, explaining that the couple “had planned on having at least two kids so we’re very thankful that it was able to happen for us, even if it wasn’t necessarily on our exact timing.”
Chris and Lauren shared updates throughout the pregnancy, including Lauren’s maternity looks, her health and more. The couple also posted heartwarming photos and videos after their gender reveal in September. “We can’t wait to meet you baby BOY 💙💙💙,” Lauren wrote in her caption with blue heart emojis as she posted family photos wearing a gorgeous light blue dress. Chris shared a clip from the gender reveal, set to “Ain’t Even Met You Yet.” The country star wore an Atlanta Braves jersey as he swung a baseball bat and gushed with pride when he saw the puff of blue dust as he made contact with the ball.
Chris and Lauren married in October 2019 and announced in June 2021 that they’d welcomed their first child. “We blinked, and it was here,” Chris told iHeartRadio of Dutton’s first birthday. He added that “we’re excited” to about becoming a family of four. “It’s gonna be awesome.”
Congratulations to the Lane family!