LOS ANGELES – Pop princess Britney Spears popped out a baby boy on Wednesday, according to a magazine report. The belly-baring 23-year-old singer delivered her first child by Caesarean section around 1 p.m. yesterday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif., Us Weekly said.
"I'm gonna be a hot mom," Spears recently declared, hinting she'll still wear halter tops and Daisy Dukes when she's pushing the tot's carriage.
The singer's backup dancer husband, Kevin Federline, 27, reportedly was by her side when the newborn – expected to be named Preston Michael Spears Federline – made his debut.
Spears' rep, Leslie Sloan, did not return repeated calls for comment.
Spears was due to give birth this Monday, but she suffered early contractions last Friday and spent the next few days in discomfort, Us Weekly reported.
The pop diva, who was recently photographed puffing on a cigarette despite her delicate condition, reportedly had a tough pregnancy, plagued by bloating and fatigue.
"Pregnancy has not agreed with her. She has been sick a lot. She couldn't get out of bed all weekend," Us Weekly quoted a pal as saying.
Spears, who says she plans to have three kids, had predicted she would opt for a C-section, thinking it would be less painful than a natural delivery.
"We are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son! Everyone is happy, healthy and doing wonderful. Thank you for all your love and well wishes!!" Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, said in a statement posted on the singer's Web site.
Federline has two children from a previous relationship with "Moesha" star Shar Jackson.
All the best Britney