Shannon Brown and Monica (Getty Images)
Monica and her NBA player husband, Shannon Brown, announced the birth of their first child together, daughter Laiyah Shannon, on Friday.
"I THANK GOD for her! JOY has been restored in my LIFE," her proud papa, 27, posted to Instagram along with a picture of him cradling the new arrival, titled, "Daddys Girl."
But bringing Laiyah into the world wasn't exactly easy. After a failed epidural, Monica, 32, went through 12 hours of labor before she welcomed her daughter via natural delivery at 1:55 p.m. on September 3 in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Mom, Dad and baby are doing great!" the singer's rep told People.
And the little bundle of joy, who clocked in at 6 lbs., 1 oz., and measured 19 inches, got to meet her big brothers, Rodney (aka "Rocko"), 8, and Romelo, 5 — Monica's sons from a previous relationship — right away!
"They were there when their little sister"s entrance into the world took place," noted the rep.
"The Boy Is Mine” songstress and her Phoenix Suns hoop star, who tied the knot in 2010 (and then again in 2011), prepped for Laiyah's arrival with a pink carousel-themed shower in August.
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