April 12, 2012 07:00 PM

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It’s a boy for Mindy McCready.

Although she was reportedly expecting twins, the troubled country singer welcomed a singleton — son Zayne — on Monday, April 9, she confirms.

“Zayne is truly a blessing and a joy,” McCready, 36, and boyfriend David Wilson say in a statement.

“It was a long and trying pregnancy; we’re so happy he’s here. There are no words to convey how happy we are.”

When asked by E! News to clarify why McCready delivered one baby rather than two, her rep replied, “At the time of the initial announcement surrounding Mindy’s pregnancy, in consideration of her size, Mindy was certain she was carrying twins; a misinterpreted sonogram seemed to support her feelings and excitement.”

McCready is already mom to son Zander, 6, with ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight. Last November, the musician took her elder son from the care of her parents — his legal guardians — and fled Florida with Zander, taking him to a home in Arkansas, where they were found hiding in a closet.

In December, McCready said she “was happy” with the results of a child-welfare hearing, although she was unable to reveal the final ruling due to sealed court documents.

— Sarah Michaud

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