Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant, wife Jessica, welcome their first child

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Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant and his wife Jessica who welcomed their son Kyler Lee Bryant to the world earlier this month.

Kris Bryant’s quarantine just got a lot more exciting.

Today, the Chicago Cubs superstar third baseman announced the birth of his son Kyler Lee Bryant on his Twitter profile (Kris  shares a middle name with his new son). According to the post, little Kyler was born on April 7 which was last Tuesday.

It is the couple’s first child.

It was the first time Kris has posted on his Twitter account since the middle of last summer. Kris’ wife Jessica also announced the arrival of the couple’s new son on her Instagram account.

Last fall, the couple announced their pregnancy in a beautiful post on Jessica’s Instagram page.

The couple started dating their freshman year of high school and were married on January 7, 2017. Bryant is giddy with excitement about being a father. Per an in-game interview on the Marquee Network.

"“I think this is really what I’ve been put on this Earth to do, is be a dad,” Bryant said on Feb. 28. “Obviously I play baseball pretty good, but I’m just so excited [for] this new journey with my wife and my family. Honestly, I think this is going to be one of the best years of my life.”"

He also said he wants his kid to be a rockstar as opposed to a baseball player but we’ll see how that actually plays out. Kyler’s dad and mom are/were stud ball players, so he’s already winning in the athletic gene department. Kyler will also grow up to be a pretty interesting dude if he’s anything like his mother and father.

Between preparing for a baseball season that will hopefully eventually happen and caring for his new son, Kris Bryant will never have another dull moment during this quarantine, that’s for sure.

Right now is about enjoying all the little moments that come with welcoming a child and seeing your family grow. Will this new joy change Bryant’s perspective on a potential extension with the Cubs? Who knows.

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Congratulations to Kris, Jessica and the entire Bryant family. In a time filled with uncertainty and seemingly endless negative news, hearing something like this is welcome for all.