Jamie Lynn gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann, her first child with fiance Casey Aldridge, on June 19th and is now living in domestic bliss in their new home in Liberty, Miss. “I love taking care of her,” the Zoey 101 star told OK! magazine. “It is so much fun. I just want to hug her and kiss her, and I’m happy all the time.
Casey’s paternal instincts kicked right in the second Maddie was out of the womb. “As soon as she was born, he scooped her right up and was rocking her,” Jamie Lynn gushed. “It was amazing. Guys are always a little awkward, and he was perfect with her.”
The nursery is still picture perfect because Maddie currently sleeps in a bassinet in the master bedroom. “I picked everything out for the nursery,” Jamie Lynn explained. “Casey put the crib together. He took a day to hang up all the pictures.”
Found on the shelf in the nursery is a tiara that reads “Mother to Be.” That’s no longer the case now! “The first time I saw her, it was surreal,” Jamie Lynn said of the birth. “You can’t even imagine that moment.”
Maddie’s middle name Briann is an ode to Casey’s cousin Brian, who died in a car accident a week before her birth, and Jamie Lynn’s brother Bryan. As for her first name, dad gets all the credit. “Maddie is a name that Casey thought of, and I really liked it,” Jamie Lynn said.
Jamie Lynn’s hopes for her daughter? “I hope she has good friends, finds a hobby that she loves and is really sure of herself and knows exactly what she wants to do,” she said.
They are such an adorable family!