The Hills alum and lifestyle guru Lauren Conrad welcomed a son on Wednesday, July 5, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively
“We are thrilled to share that we welcomed our son Liam James Tell into our family,” the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively of their bundle of joy, who was born Wednesday, July 5, in the afternoon. “Mom, Dad and baby are doing well. deWe’re already in love!”
Add Conrad, 31, and Tell of their dogs’ reaction, “Chloe and Fitz aren’t so sure …”
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“I see our lives changing,” she told PEOPLE in early June. “I think you don’t know until you’re there. I have very nice friends who are attempting to prepare me, but everybody does it differently.”
Added the then-mom-to-be, ” … It’s going to be a lot less sleep, so that’ll be an adjustment, but we’re excited.”
“I really wanted a boy,” she told Fit Pregnancy and Baby for their July cover story. “My husband kept saying, ‘We just want a healthy baby.’ And I’d say, ‘But a boy would be nice!’ “
She explained of her preference, “I was a wild little tomboy, so I think I understand boys. My mom always told me that nobody loves you like a son does, especially when he’s young.”
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Conrad’s mom will have plenty of opportunity to share more parenting wisdom — and lend a helping hand.
“Both of our families live about 20 minutes from us so I think we’ll have a lot of help, which is really great,” Conrad added to PEOPLE in early June. “William and I are so fortunate that we’re having the first grandchild on both sides.”
As for the differences between the new mom and dad’s approaches? “I think that guys have to meet their kid and really be there before they feel like a parent,” she said. “Whereas as a woman, you had a relationship with this tiny person for so long! I’m excited to see how it works out.”