Asher James is ready for the spotlight!
“Being a dad is the scariest and most amazing thing I’ve ever done,” the Dan + Shay singer tells PEOPLE exclusively of Asher, who was born to Mooney and his fiancée Hannah Billingsley at 2:04 p.m. on Jan. 24, weighing 7 lbs., 2 oz.
“Watching Hannah hold our baby boy brings me joy that I’ve never felt,” he adds.
The singer admits however that since Asher was born, he and Billingsley are also more tired than they’ve ever felt.
“Hannah doesn’t get any sleep at all because she has to feed him,” he says. “He wakes up every three hours or so. He’s sleeping more now, but not a lot of sleep at home.”
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The couple announced in October that they were expecting their first child, sharing a photo of a onesie that said, “I’m With the Band.”
“Gonna have a new band member in the Mooney family…2017 is gonna be the start of our best adventure yet!” Mooney captioned the photo on his Instagram account.
And just like that, our lives are forever changed. 10 perfect fingers and 10 perfect toes and a whole lifetime of joy wrapped right up in our arms. I am so overwhelmed with happiness. @shaymooney thank you for being my whole heart, for loving me like Jesus does, and for being the best daddy to our son already. Thank you everyone for your prayers, well wishes, and congratulations 💙 I can't wait to share photos of this beautiful child I get to call my own! #AsherJamesMooney
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And though Mooney, who is currently overseas to perform in London with bandmate Dan Smyers, has been juggling fatherhood duties while on the road for the duo’s Obsessed Tour, the singer says he’s thoroughly grateful for his new addition.
“The world is a better place with Asher in it,” he says. “Having a mini-you is the coolest thing in the world. Getting to hold something you created is just very inspiring. It’s like – I cannot believe that I made this.”