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Britney on Baby Boy: 'We Are Ecstatic!'

Britney on Baby Boy: 'We Are Ecstatic!'
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
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updated 09/15/2005 at 11:15 PM EDT

originally published 09/15/2005 08:50AM

Britney Spears gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. In a statement to PEOPLE, Spears and husband Kevin Federline said: "We are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son! Everyone is happy, healthy and doing wonderful. Thank you all for your love and well wishes!"

Spears delivered the child via C-section. Federline was with her in the delivery room. No other details were immediately available.

The singer, 23, first announced that she was pregnant in April, saying, "The time has finally come to share our wonderful news that we are expecting our first child together."

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Spears and Federline, 27, were married on Sept. 18, 2004, in a ceremony at a private home in Studio City, Calif. Shortly afterward, she told PEOPLE: "I want to be a young mom. I can see us as parents."

On Aug. 6, the singer celebrated her impending motherhood at a Moroccan-themed baby shower at her Malibu home with friends and family, including her mom and sister, as well as Federline's mother and his stepmother.

This is the first child for Spears. Federline has two children, Kori, 3, and Kaleb, 1, from a previous relationship with actress Shar Jackson.

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