[photogallerylink id=3708 align=right] Jewel gave birth to a 7 lb., 6 oz. baby boy named Kase Townes, in Texas on Monday evening, July 11.
“Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world,” Jewel told People magazine. “We are overcome with happiness — it really is as great as everyone told us it would be — better even!”
Jewel prepared for the birth of their son, writing an album of children’s songs, which will be released this fall. “I wrote this album for my child,” she tells The Boot. “It was all the stuff I wanted to say to him.”
Jewel and Ty dated ten years before tying the knot in 2008, Jewel talks about meeting Ty. “I began a US tour, and we began to talk on the phone frequently until we decided to finally have a first date — about 6 months after we first met,” Jewel recalls. “I know the exact moment I fell in love with him. We were sitting by a river in northern California … It wasn’t any one thing he said — it was his whole being. It was his quietness. It was his toughness and strength, but it was the counterpoint of his kindness that set it apart. I knew I would love him. I knew instantly that he would be solid as a rock and someone I could depend on.”