Chicago Bears' Nick Foles and Wife Tori Welcome Son Duke Nathan After Previous Miscarriage
Nick Foles previously revealed in May 2019 that his wife, Tori, had suffered a miscarriage
Nick Foles is a father of two!
Joining 3-year-old big sister Lily James, Duke Nathan Foles arrived at 4:08 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. and measuring 21.75 inches in length.
"What a true miracle and sweet surprise it is to meet our baby BOY!" the new mom of two, 30, captioned her post. "Lily has a new best friend and loves her baby bro so much."
"We feel incredibly blessed and are enjoying every second with our little man 💙🌈 #dukenathanfoles," she added.
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Tori revealed the news of her pregnancy on Instagram in February, sharing a set of professional family announcement photos that also featured their pup Henry.
The snapshots showed Lily — whose adorable face was shown all over TV when she famously donned pink headphones after her dad led the Philadelphia Eagles to victory in Super Bowl LII — holding up a strip of ultrasound photos and hugging Henry.
"Can't leave out how excited the kids are for their new friend on the way," Tori wrote in the caption. "Some days Lily says she wants a sister, some days a brother, and others she says 'no baby!' 😂As for Henry, he looks pretty happy doesn't he? He wasn't too fond of Lily when she first entered the fam, but these two are best friends now. They'll have to make room for their new little bud ❤️."
In May of last year, while Foles was playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he was absent from the team's activities for a period due to the fact that his wife had suffered a miscarriage. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Nick and his family. He knows, like anything else, that we're here for him," Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told reporters, according to NFL Network.
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Tori opened up about the family's tragedy on Instagram, explaining she went into "sudden labor" at only 15 weeks pregnant while battling pneumonia in her blood. "Not long after we learned we had miscarried our baby boy," she continued. "To fully labor and deliver and even see our baby boy was a pretty devastating process."
She also said she was trying to come to terms with what happened: "The emotions go back and forth from immense and overwhelming sadness, confusion and anger to a firm belief that God has this fully in his hands and will use this for good. We cannot always understand or explain, but we know that is true."
In her pregnancy announcement this past February, Tori thanked her followers for their "well wishes," admitting, "I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been a nerve racking pregnancy for me even though everything has technically gone great, but we are trusting in the Lord's plan and are so grateful to be in a position to bring this life into this world."