Dancing With The Stars pro Witney Carson reveals newborn son’s name after welcoming first child with Carson McAllister
Dancing with the stars, pro Witney Carson became a mom for the first time on January 3.
Revealing the name of her newborn son on Instagram on Wednesday afternoon, the 27-year-old shared the first photo of Kevin Leo McAllister after giving birth via a cesarean.
A healthy little boy honoring her and her husband Carson McAllister, Witney shared the meaning of the name while calling it, “the most precious gift.”
Little Leo: Dancing With The Stars pro Witney Carson, 27, revealed the name of her newborn son on Wednesday afternoon after giving birth to her first son with husband Carson McAllister on January 3
“Kevin Leo McAllister. Named after his grandfather who sent him to us, ”she wrote.
‘Born January 3, 2021, 7lbs. 2 oz. 21 ‘long! My little Leo, I love you more than words can express.
“You are the most precious gift. My life will be forever changed by your gentle spirit. Welcome to the Leo world, she said, gushing out.
Documenting some of her work on social media, the Utah native said it wasn’t an easy process.
Birth of an Angel: The Utah native revealed labor wasn’t easy and she had an “unexpected cesarean” before coming face to face with baby Leo; photographed January 3
Growing family: Witney and her husband of four years have now added one more to their family with the arrival of Leo whom she named after her grandfather
“ After 24 hours of really hard labor and an unexpected cesarean … we are all healthy. We are so thankful and we enjoyed every moment with our perfect angel. Thanks for all the prayers! ‘
On Tuesday, she posted a video before, during and after the pregnancy as her four-year-old husband spent their first “24 hours” with their “precious and beautiful boy”.
“ Everyone tells you how special bringing life to this world is, but you never know exactly what they mean until it happens to you. It’s my whole world, ”she said.
Artem Chigvintsev, another DWTS pro who recently welcomed his first child with Nikki Bella, wrote: “Congratulations”.
Bliss: McAllister stayed by his wife’s side throughout the delivery day as the couple reveled in their final moments as a family of two
Either way: From the comfort of her hospital bed, Witney explained that she received an epidural to help manage the pain.
She also received flowers from Derek Hough’s pro DWTS girlfriend, Hayley Erbert, as she thanked her for the ‘sweet’ gift.
Husband McAllister stayed by his wife’s side throughout the delivery day as the couple reveled in their final moments as a family of two.
“ I have never loved this man more than me at the moment, ” she wrote in a photo with her husband. “He’s a real angel.
From the comfort of her hospital bed, Witney said she received an epidural to help manage the pain.
“ Contractions are hell, but epidural is heaven … so I’m doing great, ” she captioned a photo as Carson rubbed his hand.
Out of commission: A longtime pro on the hit ABC show, Carson retired from the competition this year after announcing her pregnancy in July; photographed January 1
She first revealed the news of her pregnancy on July 23, posting a photo of herself and Kevin with their ultrasound photos and a pregnancy test.
“We already love this little bean so much and can’t wait to start this beautiful chapter in our life!” She shared.
Due to her pregnancy, the longtime DWTS pro was unable to participate in the most recent season as she had the health of her baby in mind.
Witney and Carson tied the knot on Jan. 1, 2016, in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony at the Salt Lake City Temple in Salt Lake City and celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary on Friday.
Lucky lovers: Witney and Carson got married on January 1, 2016 in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony at the Salt Lake City Temple in Salt Lake City and celebrated their wedding anniversary of five years.