Shay Mooney Welcomes Baby Boy

Asher James: "Fortunate, Blessed, Happy One"

It’s so tough to put the love you feel for your first born baby into words. Let alone fit it into 140 characters.

So after a quick tweet about the arrival of his baby boy on Tuesday night (Jan. 24), Dan + Shay‘s Shay Mooney posted a hospital room family photo on Instagram, where he was free to write more about the birth of his son Asher James.

“It’s hard to describe the love you feel for the first time when you hold your child,” he wrote. “I will never be the same. Asher James, I promise to be the father you deserve. And Hannah, I promise to be the husband you want and need. I love you both so much. You’ve given me everything I never knew I needed. Welcome to the world Asher James Mooney. 1/24/2017.”

Baby Asher’s mom Hannah Billingsley had posted about a month ago why they’d chosen the name Asher. “Asher — A name meaning fortunate; blessed; happy one..,” Billingsley wrote.

And earlier this week — on Man Crush Monday — she’d shared the sweetest photo of Mooney as a little boy.

“If this doesn’t just melt your heart. I hope baby boy looks just like his daddy,” she said.

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