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Amar Stoudemire has a fourth baby on the way and is expecting the new member of the family to be born this spring.
The New York Knicks star and his wife Alexis had said that they are "blessed" that they are able to extend their family further, and are said to be delighted with the news.
The couple got engaged earlier this year in June, and were finally married on Dec. 12 in New York.
Stoudemire has said, "We're blessed that we were able to extend our family. We're both huge on having a nice size family. It was something we've been talking about for a while. It happened naturally and at the right time so it all worked out," according to People magazine.
He has also confirmed to the New York Post that he and his wife had only just found out the good news recently, but he called it a "beautiful thing."
At a morning shootaround practice with the Knicks, Stoudemire told the Post, "Going into 2013, it's going to be an exciting year for my family and our team on the quest to do something special in New York."
Wife, Alexis has also explained that she has had some morning sickness but has said she "can't complain."
Her due date is sometime in the spring, and will see a fourth child added to the family which already includes, Ar'e, 7, Amar'e Jr., 6, and Assata, 4.
Alexis told the New York Post, "They're very, very excited. They just keep guessing if it's a boy or a girl. As soon as Amar'e walks into the door those kids are all over him. He's like a big kid. He's a great dad."
Speaking about her recent wedding with Stoudemire, Alexis also revealed, "It was beautiful to have a private ceremony with close family and friends. I planned it; I wanted to have something that was more spiritual where we could really understand what being married means. It was a great way to end 2012."
The Knicks player then interjected, "We're planning a big, extravagant Cinderella wedding for Alexis!"
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