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Chipper Jones is a dad again

Former Atlanta Brave third baseman Chipper Jones and Taylor Higgins have been an item since 2013.
Former Atlanta Brave third baseman Chipper Jones and Taylor Higgins have been an item since 2013.

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Chipper Jones is a dad again.

After 12 days of waiting past the due date, the future Braves Hall of Famer announced the birth of his fifth son this morning on Twitter:

Chipper and his wife, Taylor Jones, married last year. The two had said they were expecting their first child early this year.

The anticipation grew weary on both of them as time approached. OK, mostly on Chipper.

The longtime Brave kept a running countdown on his Twitter account:

Much to the dismay of the mother-to-be:

😑— Taylor Jones (@lilgeorgiapeach) January 3, 2017

Chipper, 44, who moved back to the Atlanta area from Texas, revealed in October the sex of his fifth child:  A boy. He has four sons from two previous relationships.