Adriana Lima welcomes baby girl, the second child for her and hubby, former NBA star, Marko Jaric. The Victoria’s Secret model welcomed Sienna at around 1pm on Wednesday in New York City.
Lima tweeted, “Marko and I are overjoyed to welcome Sienna into our family, and Valentina is looking forward to becoming a big sister,” the model shared in a statement about Sienna, who was born at 1 p.m. and weighed in at approximately 7 pounds on arrival. (Her rep adds that both mother and child are doing well.)
Lima had announced her pregnancy on Twitter back in March. The Brazilian beauty told “PEOPLE” in May, “It’s very strange because I normally don’t like beer. Now I want some, but I cannot drink it. I’ve been craving crispy duck. All of a sudden, I cannot get enough of it!”
This is the second child for the 31-year-old Victoria’s Secret stunner and her beau, whom she wed in February 2009 in Wyoming on Valentine’s Day; the couple welcomed three-year-old daughter Valentina later that year.
Sienna arrives six months after Lima made the big announcement, and the timing worked pretty perfectly: between then and now, there were no Victoria’s Secret shows to walk in nor urgent ad campaigns covers to pose for. In fact Sienna has made her debut just as New York Fashion Week wraps up, which we assume means she and her magically elastic model body will be back on the runway for theVictoria’s Secret Fashion Show by November.
That pregnancy saw the model develop preeclampsia and give birth prematurely, but she has had a less stressful experience second time round.
Adriana has proclaimed motherhood to be the ‘best job in the world’.
‘The best job in the world for me is being a mom,’ she said. ‘I never thought I could love so much. I always thought, does unconditional love exist? Now I know it does because I feel it.’
Brazilian Adriana – who is a devout Roman Catholic – admitted she knew she wanted to settle down with Marko and have children when they first met.
She said: “I knew he was the one and I could see myself married to him and with a big family.”
But as well as bonding with her daughter Adriana will soon be back on the catwalk if she is anything like her fellow angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr.
Adriana and former American football star Jaric met in 2006.
Lima took to Twitter back in March to share the happy news of her second pregnancy with her followers.
“My favorite job in the world is being a mom! My family could not be more happy,” she wrote.
Baby Sienna is sure to have just as cosmopolitan an upbringing as her big sis. Back in August 2011, Lima told the New York Post Valentina already speaks three languages: English, Portuguese and Serbian! (Dad Jaric is Serbian.)
“Every day I discover something about her,” she gushed to “Us” about her toddler. “Every single day is a pleasure to see her. I’m always rushing home! I never rushed to go back in my life! It’s the best.”
Adriana Lima becomes the first pregnant woman to be featured in the popular Pirelli Calendar, released by Vanity Fair Italy for photographer Steve McCurry to support a slew of foundations, NGOs, and humanitarian projects with the photos.
Congratulations to the happy couple!