Former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano and his wife Emily were in for a big surprise on Oct. 12!

The 32-year-old, who appeared on Jillian Harris' season of the hit dating show, announced on Wednesday that the couple welcomed a baby boy named Bowen Michael a month earlier than expected.

"There certainly aren't words enough to describe how much this picture means to @emilystag and I, but here's my attempt," Michael captioned a family photo. "[Bowen] was born at 6:33am, and came into the world just as the sun was rising over the mountains through the window outside the delivery room."

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The new dad added, "He and Mom are doing great! Because he got here early he's spending a few extra days in the NICU… and I can't…stop…smiling."

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My big guy.

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This is the first child for the couple, who married in 2014. Michael's twin brother, Stephen, just welcomed his second child with fellow Bachelorette alum DeAnna Pappas in March.

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