Nick Carter is feeling larger than life: He’s a dad!
The Backstreet Boys singer is a first-time father after welcoming son Odin Reign Carter with wife Lauren Kitt Carter on Tuesday, April 19.
Odin arrived after a 30-hour labor and waterbirth at the couple’s home, Entertainment Tonight reports. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz.
Their son’s arrival comes just weeks after the Carters were showered with love during a Game of Thrones-themed baby bash at their Hidden Hills, California, home, where both the dad and mom-to-be were honored.
“He just got off a tour, so I really wanted him to enjoy this next thing, which is to become a dad, and make it about him too and shower him with love and surprises,” Kitt Carter told PEOPLE.
But the feelings were mutual: After it was revealed during a live Dancing with the Stars show that the couple were expecting a baby boy, Carter, 36, told PEOPLE he was determined to pamper his wife throughout her pregnancy.
“I’m taking a couple of well-needed months off to be with my wife and really cater to her in this time,” he said in November before heading out on a solo tour.
And while it’s been a busy year for Carter — he placed second during the season 21 finale of Dancing with the Stars in November — the “I Will Wait” singer was most looking forward to cherishing quiet time as a family before his next big project: a possible Las Vegas residency.
“We’re doing a nine-show trial run,” he told PEOPLE of Backstreet Boys’ future, adding if all goes well and they wind up with a permanent schedule, Kitt Carter and their baby boy will “absolutely” join him on the road.
— Anya Leon