Bachelor Nation fan favorites Jade Roper Tolbert and Tanner Tolbert, who met on season two of Bachelor in Paradise, have named their son! The couple welcomed their second child last week and it's safe to say that nothing went according to their birth plan. Jade revealed in an emotional post on Instagram that she actually gave birth in her closet because her labor progressed so quickly.
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I accidentally gave birth at home last night, in our master closet. I’ve been still processing the shock of this all, as this was not all at what I had planned, but I am so so thankful for each person who helped bring our son into the world safely. I’ll share my whole birth story soon, but long story short, my waters broke and 75 minutes later I gave birth to our healthy baby boy while clutching a bench in our closet. It was one of the scariest moments of my life because I felt so out of control, but Tanner, Tanner’s mom, my mom and the medics and firefighters kept me going when I felt like the world was caving in on me and my unborn baby. I was going to share the happy, cute Instagrammable pics first, but this felt right to me. So incredibly grateful for the support system we had and for this beautiful boy I get to hold in my arms.
Understandably things were a little busy for the couple, who also share daughter Emerson “Emmy” Avery, who turns 2 this month, and Jade revealed on her Instagram stories late last week that they were still trying to figure out what to name their new addition. "Thanks for being so patient, I know you all are excited to find out," she wrote. "Thanks for being so invested and supportive of our lil’ family!" The couple eventually decided on the name Brooks Easton Tolbert and Jade posted a sweet photo of her newborn son to make the announcement. "It’s official! Say hello to Brooks Easton Tolbert! Born July 29th at 10:31 pm in our home, weighing 7lbs 9oz and 20 inches long! He has been the sweetest baby and we are soaking in every single moment!"
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It’s official! Say hello to Brooks Easton Tolbert! 👶 Born July 29th at 10:31 pm in our home, weighing 7lbs 9oz and 20 inches long! He has been the sweetest baby and we are soaking in every single moment! (Thank you @shophighway3 for his beautiful and soft personalized baby blanket! We absolutely love it! Use TINYTOLBERT for 20% off a personalized blanket for someone special, too)
Proud papa Tanner posted the same photo, and of course, little Brooks has his own Instagram now where his parents posted a similar picture of their son with the caption, "I'm no longer nameless!"
While delivering little Brooks in her master closet was "not all at what I had planned," the reality star admitted that the entire experience was "one of the scariest moments of my life because I felt so out of control." She admitted in a post on her Instagram stories that she's recovering, thanks to her mother and Tanner helping but "there's so many layers to postpartum healing. Physically, I'm feeling better each day, mentally/emotionally it's hard to put a finger on it. Thankful and happy but also still processing my labor and delivery while also trying to roll with the punches of juggling two kiddos now," she wrote.
While everyone seems to love the name that Jade and Tanner chose for their son, Bachelor host Chris Harrison couldn't help but chime in on the name announcement writing, "Damn I really thought I’d get this one. Still holding out for a Harrison." Tanner replied writing, "my bad... jade tried." Jade wasn't about to take the blame on that and retorted, with "I blame Tanner for that misstep."
We love the name and are thrilled that everyone is healthy and happy!