Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and her husband, Andrew, on Wednesday announced the birth of their first child, Crawford “Ford” Case Grimes.
The baby boy was safely delivered at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, according to a statement from Grimes’ office.
“Andrew and I have prayed for and dreamed of this day for many years,” Grimes said in the statement. “We are overjoyed to welcome Ford into our lives. We cannot thank enough our amazing team of doctors and nurses over these past several years. We are grateful to everyone who has offered their constant support and encouragement as it has meant more than you know.”
When she announced her pregnancy in July, Grimes said it had been made possible by “talented doctors, numerous surgeries, a supportive family and immense prayer and faith.” She and her husband had dealt with miscarriages and infertility, she said.
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“The journey to grow our family has not been easy,” she said last summer. “We appreciate the outpouring of love and hold those struggling with infertility in our hearts. You are not alone.”
Grimes, 40, is serving her second term as the Democratic secretary of state.