Nicole Gives Birth!

Actress has a baby girl - and christens her with a Sunday name
Tuesday , 08 July 2008
Nicole Gives Birth!

NICOLE KIDMAN has given birth to a baby girl and named her SUNDAY ROSE.

The actress had her daughter  - her first child with husband KEITH URBAN - in Nashville, Tennessee.

The actress delivered Sunday Rose Kidman Urban early on Monday morning, according to reports.

The baby girl weighed in at six pounds, seven and a half ounces (2.93 kilograms).

The "delighted" couple's spokesman Paul Freundlich says, "Husband Keith was by Nicole's side, and mother and baby are very well."

The baby is Nicole's first natural child, after adopting 15-year-old Isabella and Connor, 13, during her marriage to Tom Cruise.

Urban posted a message on his website soon after the birth was announced on Monday, thanking fans for their support.

He wrote, "Earlier this morning, Nic gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban.

"We want to thank everybody that has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We feel blessed and grateful that we can share this joy with all of you today."

Nicole's family flew 9,463 miles from her native AUstrailia to celebrate the birth

Her mother Janelle and sister Antonia both travelled from Sydney, to welcome the baby.

Antonia said: "The birth of Nicole and Keith's daughter is such wonderful news and a beautiful addition to our family.

"We're all absolutely thrilled with the new arrival."

Kidman's father, Antony, stayed in Australia to look after Antonia's four children.