Congratulations go out to Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and his fiancée Hannah Billingsley as they welcomed the arrival their son, Asher James Mooney, today.

Sharing the news via social media, Mooney wrote, “It’s hard to describe the love you feel for the first time when you hold your child. 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”

Earlier in the day, prior to Asher’s arrival, thoughts and/or lyrics were posted on Dan + Shay’s instagram page as emotions were likely elevated waiting for the big moment.

“I talked to God about you
And I ain’t even met you yet
Everybody’s waiting on you here

I can’t wait to feel your heartbeat
When I lay you on my chest
I’m already holding back my tears”

There’s no doubt Shay has already lived each of these moments since Asher has arrived, with so many more special and first moments to come.

Best Wishes to Shay, Hannah and Asher, and to their families and friends.