Kenya Moore Welcomes First Child!
She’s here, folks!
The 47-year old Real Housewives of Atlanta alum gave birth to a baby girl named Brooklyn Doris Daly at 9:39 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 4, People Magazine has confirmed.
The precious little daughter weighs 5 lbs. and 12 oz.
This is the first child for both Moore and her husband, Marc Daly.
What inspired this unique name?
“Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love, and Doris after my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me,” Moore told People of the monkier’s basis and significance.
Kenya announced the exciting news of her pregnancy on stage at The Real Housewives reunion back in April.
“We will definitely be welcoming a boy or girl in late this year,” Moore said in response to a question from host Andy Cohen, adding at the time:
“Oh my God, I said that! I don’t want to talk about the details because I’m still very nervous about everything so I want to get past a safe place.”
At 47 years old, Moore suffered a few complications related to her age.
(She is not old by regular standards, but she was considered a “geriatric” mother-to-be within the medical community.)
According to People, the former Miss USA – who conceived through in vitro fertilizatio – gave birth via emergency cesarean section after revealing on October 27 that she had tested positive for preeclampsia.
This is a complication that caused her to gain 17 pounds in just a week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine.
“This is NOT normal!” wrote Moore on Instagram along with a photo of her swollen feet that day, adding:
“I took more tests. Baby is fine but if they come back higher #babydaly will have to come same day.
“Staying positive. To my pregnant sisters please go to your visits and tell the doctor of any drastic changes. Thank God I have great doctors.”
On Saturday, meanwhile, Moore let fans on Instagram know that her daughter was on the way.
She wrote on Instagram:
“If you want to make God laugh have a plan… Won’t be long now. Pray for us #babydaly #weloveyou #prayers.”
Moore and Daly, who met through a mutual friend started dating in December of 2016 and got married in St. Lucia in June of last year.
We both want to start a family, and soon – like, right away. We both want a child,” she said at the time.
Sadly, Bravo viewers will not get to see Moore’s pregnancy play out on television.
She has already said she will NOT appear on Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“Words cannot express the joy and happiness I feel in my heart,” Kenya wrote on Instagram in response to her baby shower last month, concluding:
“So overwhelming to have a room of people who came to celebrate the impending life of #babydaly.”
We send our very best wishes and our hearty congratulations to Moore and Daly.