It's been a super special week at KHOU 11 as we welcomed two more beautiful babies to our ever-growing family.
Little Ella Annmarie Briffitt arrived Thursday, much to the delight of reporter Lauren Talarico and husband Charlie Briffitt.
Ella is 6.8 pounds, 19 1/2 inches long and beautiful.
"Perfect in every way and so very loved already," Lauren posted on Facebook.
Lauren, who reports for KHOU 11 News This Morning, got an early wakeup call Thursday when she went into labor but managed to look fabulous on the way to the hospital. Charlie, on the other hand, looked a little terrified.
On Tuesday, reporter Stephanie Whitfield and husband Jarrod also became proud parents.
Patton Nathaneal Whitfield came into the world at 7.14 pounds and 21 inches of perfection.
Stephanie and Lauren went through the joys -- and challenges -- of pregnancy together and were originally due only a day apart.
We had to share these photos of their matching hospital gowns and footies.
The new moms are already playing matchmakers for little Patton and Ella.
The KHOU 11 baby boom hasn't been limited to the newsroom.
Congratulations to Great Day Houston producer Ralph Garcia and wife Julie on the arrival of Rafael Anthony. He entered the world in July at a very handsome 8.11 pounds and 22 inches.
Dad says Rafael loves "eating, sleeping and KidzBop dance parties."
Director Jason Santora and wife Devan's lives changed forever with the blessed arrival of Adeline Jane on June 9. She's a little beauty who was 6.11 pounds and 19 inches at birth.
"She loves her kisses from Mama and dancing with Daddy. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s the biggest little Green Bay Packers fan!" Jason said.
Congratulations to all of our new KHOU 11 parents! And we're happy to say that more babies are on the way.
Photographer Chris Carr's wife is due in September.
Business Development Manager Rebecca Cantu and husband Talal Hariri are expecting a baby girl in October. This will be their first.
Photos: Baby boom at KHOU 11!
Yep, there’s something in the water – and whatever it is, we like it.
If you missed our first baby boom story, click here.