Carly Patterson Welcomes Son Graham Mitchell

PEOPLE.com | 10/11/2017 | Jen Juneau
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It’s a boy for Carly Patterson!

The 2004 Summer Olympics champ welcomed her first child with husband Mark Caldwell on Tuesday, Oct. 10, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

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Son Graham Mitchell Caldwell was born at 12:39 p.m., weighing 9 lbs., 9 oz., and measuring 20¼ inches long.

“He’s absolutely perfect! Best day ever,” the new mom tells PEOPLE.

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The new bundle of joy — whose impending arrival Patterson revealed in April — comes after the spouses of almost five years opened up about the challenges they’ve faced in expanding their family.

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“Those closest to us know we have struggled to get pregnant for quite some time and were wondering if this would ever happen for us,” the 29-year-old athlete captioned her announcement on Instagram.

“Mark and I could not be more overjoyed for our little miracle and we cannot wait to start this journey of parenthood!”

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Speaking to PEOPLE exclusively following her pregnancy news, Patterson explained that she and her husband tried to conceive for a year before turning to fertility treatments. She got pregnant after an initial round, but suffered a miscarriage.

“That was really difficult, and...
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