Monday, September 9th, 2013
The singer known as Monica and her husband, Phoenix Suns’ basketball player Shannon Brown, have welcomed their first child together, a daughter they have named Laiyah Shannon Brown. The new arrival joins Rodney, 8, and Romelo, 5 1/2, who are Monica’s children from a previous relationship. More from PEOPLE.com:
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After 12 hours of labor and a failed epidural (anesthesiologists administered a second dose), Monica, 32, delivered the couple’s daughter. Born at 1:55 p.m., she weighed in at 6 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 19 inches long.
“Mom, Dad and baby are doing great!” her rep tells PEOPLE.
On hand for Laiyah’s debut were big brothers Rodney, 8, and Romelo, 5½ — Monica’s sons from a previous relationship. “They were there when their little sister’s entrance into the world took place,” the rep adds.