Meet Ames Alexander! Dan + Shay's Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome Second Son
The Mooneys are now a family of four!
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Ames weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long.
“Our family is ecstatic,” the couple tell PEOPLE. “Ames is absolutely perfect!”
Baby Ames joins the couple’s first child, 3-year-old Asher James.
Posting more photos on Instagram, Mooney writes: “Ames Alexander, welcome to the Mooney family. Asher has been so excited to meet you, “baby brover”. You are already so loved. I’m so proud to be your dad. And you have have the best momma on planet earth. ❤️? Yesterday, Asher asked Hannah when baby brother’s mom was gonna come pick him up and take him to his house…so we might be in for a slight rude awakening. ?Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes ❤️??”
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Adds Hannah, “Welcome to our lives, Ames Alexander. The world is already a brighter place because you’re in it! Oh, how your daddy and I have prayed over your precious life. I can’t believe God chose us to love you forever, but I’m sure glad He did. Now, let the adventures begin!”
Asher helped announce the pregnancy in August, appearing in a series of photos and a video on Mooney’s Instagram. The toddler, clad only in a diaper, proclaimed he was “having a baby brother!”
The two-time Grammy winner, 28, captioned the post, “Celebrating a number 1 with baby number 2! Hannah and I have been dying to share the news. We thought for sure we’d be announcing a baby girl, but God has other plans for the Mooneys. Found out today we’re having a BOY! Bout to be a new duo in town ???”
The country star and former Miss Arkansas, 29, wed in October 2017, about nine months after Asher’s birth. The then-infant was carried down the aisle at the ceremony, looking dapper in a baby tuxedo. Mooney’s bandmate Dan Smyers and guitarist Justin Richards served as groomsmen.
Among the duo’s hits is 2017’s “When I Pray For You,” an emotional track about becoming a dad. Mooney opened up to PEOPLE about the meaning behind its sweet lyrics, which include, “I talked to God about you / And I ain’t even met you yet / Everybody’s waitin’ on you here / I can’t wait to feel your heartbeat when I lay you on my chest.”
“I was about to have my kid [when we worked on the song], so a lot of emotions were stirring around,” he told PEOPLE in 2017. “We were in the room with a couple other dads that had just become new dads.”