Back in December, fans rejoiced at the news that Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant with her second child. Now, she’s announced even more good news.
And we don’t just mean her sister Britney Spears’ new GLAAD Award — though she did give her big sis a shout-out over it.
Jamie Lynn Spears has welcomed the birth of her baby girl!
Speaking to People, Jamie Lynn Spears spoke of her second daughter, Ivey Joan Watson.
“We are beyond excited to welcome this beautiful baby girl to our family!”
This newborn baby is the second daughter that Jamie Lynn has had with her husband, Jamie Watson.
“Her middle name, Joan, is to honor my Aunt Sandra, who passed away 10 years ago from ovarian cancer.”
That’s so sad. And so sweet.
“She was the most graceful woman I’ve ever known.”
It’s always good to have an inspirational namesake.
On Instagram, Jamie Lynn linked to the People article, writing:
“Baby Ivey Joan Watson is here!”
Ivy is such a beautiful name, and she’s giving it a unique twist to differentiate it from the type of plant by adding that “E.”
Also, despite her explanation for the middle name, it’s worth noting that Joan Watson is the name of Lucy Liu’s iconic character on the CBS series, Elementary.
When the news broke, some fans immediately began tweeting that perhaps this is not a coincidence.
The People article also includes the exact details.
Ivey Joan was born on Wednesday, April 11, at 10:02 a.m. It’s kind of rare to have such specific numbers from the initial announcement.
(That’ll be helpful for a fan if they’re into astrology and want to do a horoscope for a baby they’ll never meet)
This sweet baby girl was born in Covington, Louisiana, weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz.
That’s above average but not especially large for a newborn.
She measured 19½ inches in length at birth, if the body lengths of newborns born to former Nickelodeon stars who were once the sisters of celebrities are a thing that interest you.
But, as we mentioned, this was not even the only highlight this week for the extended Spears family.
Though Britney is known for not always attending events to which she has been invited, she arrived at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards.
And she brought her unnecessarily attractive boyfriend, Sam Asghari, as her date.
In addition to receiving the 2018 GLAAD Vanguard Award for her role in accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community, Britney also “caused” a bit of a disruption.
She didn’t actually do anything other than accept the award.
But other attendees were so excited to see her that there was reportedly a bit of a commotion that slowed down the presentation of awards.
Hey, who wouldn’t be thrilled to bask in Britney’s presence?
Jamie Lynn already has a daughter named Maddie.
Just two months ago, Jamie Lynn was celebrating the anniversary of her daughter’s miraculous recovery from a frighteningly close brush with death.
Maddie is incredibly resilient and pulled through, making an impressive recovery and even returning to school within days.
We’re sure that, having reflected on nearly losing her daughter, Jamie Lynn will pull out all of the stops to make sure that nothing like that can happen to Ivey Joan.
Just as she’s gone above and beyond to ensure that Maddie remains safe.
Congratulations to the Watson family on their newest addition!