It’s a child for Carly Patterson!
The 2004 Summer Olympics champ welcomed her initial child with husband Mark Caldwell on Tuesday, Oct. 10, her repute confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Son Graham Mitchell Caldwell was innate during 12:39 p.m., weighing 9 lbs., 9 oz., and measuring 20¼ inches long.
“He’s positively perfect! Best day ever,” a new mom tells PEOPLE.
Want all a latest pregnancy and birth announcements, and luminary mom blogs? Click here to get those and some-more in a PEOPLE Babies newsletter.
RELATED VIDEO: Carly Patterson Talks Pregnancy After Miscarriage
“Those closest to us know we have struggled to get pregnant for utterly some time and were wondering if this would ever occur for us,” a 29-year-old contestant captioned her announcement on Instagram.
“Mark and we could not be some-more vivacious for a small spectacle and we can't wait to start this tour of parenthood!”
A post common by Carly Patterson Caldwell (@carlypatterson04) on Sep 19, 2017 during 11:25am PDT
Speaking to PEOPLE exclusively following her pregnancy news, Patterson explained that she and her father attempted to detect for a year before branch to flood treatments. She got profound after an initial round, yet suffered a miscarriage.
“That was unequivocally difficult, and we finished adult carrying to have a integrate [dilation and curretage surgeries] after that,” she recalled, divulgence that she and Caldwell used intrauterine insemination (IUI), that worked on a third try.
In a meantime, though, a integrate dealt with a disappointment of saying friends detect clearly but difficulty. “We watched all of them get pregnant, no problem,” she said. “Then we watched their kids be born. Now we’ve watched their kids spin 1, and we’re over here like, ‘We’re still trying.’ ”
FROM PEN: Figure Skating Star Nancy Kerrigan Opens Up About Her 6 Miscarriages
In August, Patterson enjoyed a gender-neutral baby showering thrown in her respect by Jessica Blackmon and friends Kaitlin Mitchell, Megan Haught and Kyla Dowlen, whom Patterson participated in gymnastics with flourishing up.
“It was positively pleasing and so elegant,” the then-mom-to-be told PEOPLE following a event, pity disdainful photos from a gratifying day. “More than we could have imagined. we had been to so many friends’ baby showers and we was starting to consternation if we would ever get to have a baby showering of my possess one day.”
Added Patterson, “It was romantic and so extraordinary to applaud Baby Caldwell with all my friends. This baby is impossibly desired already and we can’t wait to accommodate him/her in a few weeks!”