Defence Minister Peter MacKay is a new father.
His wife, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, gave birth to a baby boy Monday.
The federal cabinet minister took to Twitter to announce the birth of their first child Kian Alexander MacKay.
Welcome to the world Kian Alexander MacKay. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support. We are overjoyed with our baby boy.
— Peter MacKay (@MinPeterMacKay) April 1, 2013
MacKay and Afshin-Jam announced they were expecting a baby in September.
The couple married in Mexico in January 2012.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper extended his congratulations to MacKay and Afshin-Jam on Twitter.
Laureen and I are thrilled to hear the news of Kian Alexander MacKay’s arrival. We send our best wishes to Peter and Nazanin.
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) April 1, 2013