A couple of years ago, Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott opened up about her miscarriage, confessing that she had struggled to move forward after such a tragic loss.
Last year, she revealed wonderful news — she’s pregnant again! With twins, no less.
Now, Hillary Scott has given birth, and she’s taken to social media to share the wonderful news with her fans and followers.
No, Lady Antebellum didn’t take home yet another Grammy Award on Sunday.
But that’s probably just fine for HIllary Scott, and not just because she already has three.
No, Hillary Scott gave birth in the wee hours of Monday morning.
She shared this joyous news with fans, who’ve known for a while that she and her husband, Chris Tyrell, are expecting their second and third children. She’s been using the #waitingonthetwins tag for a while on Instagram.
While she hasn’t yet posted a photo of her twin daughters, she announced the birth with a photo:
In the captions, Hillary wrote:
“Our family is thankful and proud to announce the arrival of our precious baby girls.”
That’s great news!
“They were born in the early hours of January 29th, 2018.”
“And we can’t wait to share more about them in the days to come.”
No photos yet and still no names, but it sounds like they have plans to share those details soon.
Hillary Scott also writes:
“Thank you to everyone who prayed and prayed for these little ladies, and thank you Lord for healthy babies. #twins”
It’s always a relief to give birth to healthy babies, particularly when there are potential complications. (Twins come with twice the birthing risks, folks; some people had twins they never got to meet).
For Hillary Scott and Chris Tyler, however, the relief must have been magnified.
Because a few years ago, Hillary suffered a miscarriage.
“This is something that is not talked about very often,” Hillary Scott said at the time.
It’s true that there’s an awkward culture of silence around miscarriages. It may be that people just don’t know what to say.
One minute, a couple is happily preparing for their family to be larger. The next … they aren’t.
“I also feel that there’s this pressure that you’re supposed to be able to snap your fingers and continue to walk through life like it never happened.”
Of course. Recovery is complicated, and everyone recovers from grief and loss at their own pace.
The couple’s daughter, Eisele Kaye, is currently 4-and-a-half years old (those halves count when you’re that young!).
Though she was probably too young to really wrap her head around her mother’s miscarriage (though, sometimes, people don’t give children enough credit), she’ll be 5 this year, and is certainly old enough to be excited about being a big sister.
Congratulations to Hillary and Chris and Eisele and to their two beautiful new additions to the household.