‘Easy A’ Star Aly Michalka Welcomes Baby Boy

The Aly & AJ musician welcomed baby boy Jack Francis home three months after announcing she and husband Stephen Ringer were expecting their first child together.

Aly Michalka is a mother! THE Easy The star, 35, welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Jack Francis, with husband Stephen Ringer on April 21, the proud parents confirmed to PEOPLEsharing that Michalka welcomed their little one via a “peaceful and calm” home birth at their Santa Barbara, California residence.

“It was a very peaceful and calm birth, which is really what we were hoping for,” the new mom told the outlet before revealing she had originally planned to give birth in the hospital with a “great doctor.” before coming across a midwife who gave her her “ideal” experience. “Each woman’s childbirth is really her own journey and her own choice. But I feel like our medical system intervenes in ways that can be very harmful to women and really traumatic not only to themselves , but also for their baby, it seemed like a great way to avoid this.

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Michalka, whose water broke while at her sister AJ’s home in Los Angeles, was in labor for about 50 hours, including six hours of active labor. She praised her “wonderful midwife” Bliss and her two “angel doulas” Ivy and Mary, saying: “It was just wonderful. It was really everything we could have imagined.”

Baby Jack Francis arrived at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, about two weeks before his due date, and was born weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces, with Michalka sharing that “he’s just a great little guy. He has a truly special face.” disposition towards him.” By choosing the first name of their baby, the musician Aly & AJ and her husband chose to pay tribute to the other members of the family. Little Jack Francis Aly and AJ’s musician, Michalka, add: “We knew right away, ‘Oh yeah, it’s a Jack.'”

As for her new role as a mom, Michalka said spending time with Jack has been “magical.” For the first week I was in bed getting delicious meals from my husband, hydrating, sleeping with (Jack) and feeding him. “, explains Aly. “And a lot of diaper changes.”

Michalka, who starred alongside Emma Stone as Rhiannon in the 2010s Easy and is also known for her portrayal of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel original series Phil of the Future, which sparked a romance with Ringer after they first met in 2013 on the set of her film. Sequoia. They married two years later in 2015. The couple shared the exciting news in January that they were expecting their first child together, with Michalka revealing at the time that they found out they were pregnant the same morning as Aly & AJ’s sold-out show in September. at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.