Vanessa Lachey announced the birth of her daughter on Monday night via her blog and shared the name she and husband Nick Lachey chose, saying the infant had already won everyone over.
"Nick, Camden and I are SO excited to announce the birth of our sweet, beautiful baby girl, Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey! She was born January 5th, 2015 at 5:17pm. She weighed in at 7 pounds 15 ounces, is 21 inches long and has already won over all of our hearts," Lachey wrote.
The couple became parents to son Camden two years ago and have enjoyed every minute, but Vanessa says she was excited to meet her daughter in a different way.
"I have been dreaming of this moment for as long as I can remember, the day I was going to meet my little girl. A friend recently told me how magical today was going to be because it’s the day I would meet my best friend. I can’t even begin to tell you how it felt to hold her in my arms for the very first time. Mommy, Daddy and big brother Cam love you so much already, Brooklyn!" she said on her blog.
Vanessa said in a recent interview that her pregnancy with Camden was difficult at first because she found it hard to connect with the baby like other moms had talked about. It wasn't until she found out he was a boy that she started feeling a bond.
“I felt guilty because everyone told me about this love I’d feel, and I wasn’t there yet. I remember asking Nick, ‘Is something wrong with me? I’ve wanted this my whole life, and I’m forcing myself to have those feelings.’ For me, the love really flowed when I found out the baby was a boy. That’s when I could finally bond, once I knew ‘it’ was a him,” she told American Baby.
Lachey is in good company; actress Blake Lively gave birth recently, as well, to a baby girl named Violet.