Big Brother’s Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson welcome third child together

Meet the newest member of the Big Brother Family! Jessica Graf welcomed their third child Cody Nicksonhis fourth, on Saturday July 15, Us weekly approved.

“From the second we met, we’ve always said we want a big family. On Saturday morning we were fortunate to add another healthy girl to that dream,” the couple said in an exclusive statement Us. “Atlas Ruby Nickson, welcome to the big world, baby. We are so excited to see what you make of this life that God has given you!”

Although Graf, 31, gave birth a little earlier than expected at 36 weeks, baby Atlas is happy and healthy, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson with baby Atlas Ruby Nickson. Courtesy of Jessica Nickson

The duo chose their baby girl’s name well in advance of Graf’s birth at 10:15 a.m. CT on Saturday. “With every child that God gives us, life gets so much sweeter,” Nickson wrote in May of a video compilation of family moments. “We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our family @atlasnickson.”

The former reality stars met in season 19 of Big Brother In 2017 he won the 30th season of The amazing race later in the year. They tied the knot in 2018. Graf announced her first pregnancy in September 2018, noting in her Instagram reveal that she and Nickson were “over the moon” about expanding their family. (The Iowa native is also the father of daughter Paisley from a previous relationship.)

Graf gave birth to Maverick via emergency c-section in March 2019, with daughter Carter arriving a year later. In February, the couple announced Graf’s third pregnancy.

“Nickson Addition 08.2022 @babynickson,” the Florida native captioned an Instagram scroll at the time. “Many of you have already guessed it and it’s nice not to have to hide it anymore 😃 We’ve been praying for you & now we can’t wait to meet you.”

Months earlier, Nickson hinted that he wasn’t “done” with having kids with his wife as they planned to build a bigger home in Dallas. “God has blessed my life beyond what I could have ever imagined and I am incredibly grateful for my wife and children. I am also humbled and appreciate the kindness and support many of you have shown me and my family,” he wrote in a sweet social media tribute in October 2021.

The military veteran reflected on his reality TV journey and realized it was moving on Big Brother was life changing. “I met the love of my life Jessica. I don’t say that lightly,” he added. “Since the day we met, we’ve spent almost every waking and sleeping moment together. We are inseparable. We would win the Amazing Race together as a team and that would give us the money to buy our home, grow our business, get married and start our family.”

Before welcoming baby #3, Graf also shared a touching Instagram update with fans as she and Nickson celebrated their move. “We did it!!!! 🥳 We finally closed our new home. When we got married we made a 10 year plan to build a house. We never thought we could do it in 3 The opportunity was just perfect and we couldn’t turn it down,” she wrote in January. “We started this project last January and a full calendar year later, here we are, keys in hand and a lot of work to do 😂 But this is the exciting part. Unpack and make our new house a home in this next phase of life.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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