It’s a boy for Renee Oteri Maynard!
“I was four days overdue with this guy!” she tells PEOPLE of her 7 lbs., 9 oz. “squishy, wrinkly love,” whom the couple will call AJ.
“He’s a happy and healthy little dude, looks just like his daddy,” Oteri Maynard tells Entertainment Tonight.
“The name was decided after birth, which is something we have never done before. Let’s just say there was a minivan on the line. Serious terms,” she jokes.
Courtesy Renee Oteri Maynard
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Although they delayed the final decision until meeting their baby boy, Oteri Maynard reveals she had long ago made a deal with herself — and her husband: An unusual name for the mom of three meant a minivan for Maynard.
“We all make promises to ourselves. I made one a very long time ago that I would never drive a minivan (no offense to all the minivan fans). Bracy and I have been on the hunt for a new SUV that can fit all the kids, the dog, the jogger, etc,” she explains. “In my mind, I’m thinking my manly macho hubby is wanting an Escalade or a Tahoe. But no. I’ll never forget the day he turned to me and said, ‘Babe, let’s get a minivan!’ So that was the trade-off.”
She adds, “So anyway, after meeting this little love and seeing his face, he’s definitely an AJ and the vehicle search still continues.”
The new addition joins big brothers Jax Bracy, 18 months, and 11-year-old Ben, Oteri Maynard’s son from a previous relationship.
Oteri Maynard and her husband tied the knot in March 2014, less than a month after their engagement — their romance was anything but whirlwind, as the couple have known each other for most of their lives.
“He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first boyfriend,” Oteri Maynard told PEOPLE following her nuptials. “When I was 12 years old, I wrote in my diary that I was going to marry Bracy Maynard. It’s insane!”
“Bumpin’ Here we go AGAIN!” she wrote to accompany the shot, with the hashtags “#SuperPsyched,” “#BabyNumber3,” “#Sleep,” “#WhoNeedsItAnyway,” “#ItsWayOverrated,” “#InstaPreggs,” “#SummerBaby,” “#Silhouette” and “#SoLucky.”
In honor of her 35th birthday in late July, Oteri Maynard revealed the sex of her third child on Instagram.
“My birthday baby bump! Maybe HE will come today!?!?” she captioned the shot. “#ItsABoy #ComingSoon #BoyMom #Outnumbered #MomOfBoys #BoyMomsRock #GenderReveal”
— Jen Juneau