MTV.com: The news, which began circulating Wednesday afternoon, was confirmed by a posting on the singer's Web site early Thursday morning (September 15) that said, "It's a boy!
"We are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son," read the posting, which was signed by both Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline. "Everyone is happy, healthy and doing wonderful. Thank you all for your love and well wishes!"
Us Weekly had trumpeted the news on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, claiming that the singer arrived at the hospital with a police escort shortly before 6 a.m. that day, and was wheeled into delivery just after noon, delivering her son via Caesarean section. (The National Enquirer had reported earlier that day that Spears had gone into labor, but had no further details by the time Us Weekly broke the news.)