Dreams really do come true for American Idols -- except not always in the way you might expect. We reported back in April that 'American Idol' Season 7 alum Jason Castro and his wife Mandy were expecting a girl, and the little bundle of joy was born this past Sunday!

According to People Magazine, they named her Madeline Emilia Castro. Jason posted a picture of Madeline on his website, and both he and his wife tweeted their daughter’s first pictures.

On Sunday morning, Jason tweeted: “My wife woke up at 5:30 this morning with contractions... came to the birth center and they sent us home! we werent quite ready.. until now!” A little later he posted “Excited to meet my baby girl today!” Both mother and father seem very excited at the birth of their first child.

Castro released his most recent album 'Who I Am' in November 2010. Season 11 Auditions for 'American Idol' are happening now all across the country.  They will be holding auditions in East Rutherford, N.J. Sept. 22. According to Wet Paint, the premiere date is set now for Jan. 22, 2012, fittingly in the time slot following the NFC Championship Game on Fox.