Call it "the instant birth announcement."
In a relationship that's at times gone public on Twitter, maybe it was fitting that the social networking site was where Kristin Cavallari first filled the world in on the birth of her baby with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
"We are thrilled to welcome Camden Jack Cutler into the world," Cavallari, 25, tweeted from her @KristinCav account on Wednesday at about 10 a.m. "He was born this morning weighing 7 lbs 9 oz. Everyone is great!"
Cutler, 29, and Cavallari, former star of "The Hills," "Laguna Beach" and "Dancing With the Stars," have been dating for about two years. Reps for Cavallari confirmed that she had given birth but had no other statement.
The Bears had no comment on whether Cutler will be taking time off after the birth and said the team does "not comment on our players' personal lives," so there was no word whether the QB would miss the team's first preseason game against the Broncos in Chicago on Thursday.
Bears tackleJ'Marcus Webbtook to Twitter, though, to offer his best wishes after the birth announcement, tweeting: "Happy Birthday to Jay Cutler's baby and ME!!!!!! Now I am obligated to protect the baby too!!! Let's go!! Go Bears!!!"
It's not clear if the youngest Cutler was born in Chicago, but Life&Style senior news reporter Jordi Lippe said Cavallari had been in the city up until just before the birth. Lippe said Cavallari wanted to go to Lollapalooza last weekend, but she was due to go into labor at any moment and had to miss the music fest.
"She said she was trying to stay inside as much as possible just because Chicago was so hot," Lippe said. "She really wanted to go" to Lollapalooza.
Cutler and Cavallari often are spotted out together, in restaurants across the city and at events like Cubs-Sox games. But things haven't always been smooth sailing for the couple. An earlier engagement was broken just days after Cavallari appeared in a wedding dress in Life&Style. By December, though, things were back on track. "This time its official," Cavallari tweeted. "Jay and I are engaged again :)"
Cutler hasn't been particularly chatty about the pregnancy or his plans with Cavallari, but he told the Tribune in July that he was "doing a lot of listening, which is also something I'm learning more and more about." And it was Bears teammate Earl Bennett who let the cat out of the bag on WSCR-AM 670 that the couple were expecting a boy. The two hadn't announced the due date of their child in advance, either.
Cavallari has been more open to discussing their news, though, tweeting a lot about pregnancy cravings and symptoms. Cutler doesn't have a Twitter account anymore, but he made occasional appearances in her feed. She recently tweeted that he was cooking lasagna for her, adding that "he takes such good care of me. Good thing because I can barely move."
Cavallari also has let the media know she and Cutler were a bit taken aback when they found out she was pregnant. She reportedly told Glamaholic magazine that they "left it up to fate" as to whether they would get pregnant.
"I knew there was a possibility, but I was really excited," she reportedly said. "Even if you are trying, just to see a positive result is shocking!"
The baby might have been a little unplanned, but Lippe said Cavallari has hinted she might want to have more kids before she heads down the aisle.
"Kristin said ... she would want to hold off on the wedding for right now," Lippe said. "They want four kids total."
Last December, Cutler said there was no date set for an eventual wedding, joking that he'd "just heard about" the plans. For updates on the Chicago couple, Twitter might be your best bet.
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