06:29 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/08/2013 04:45PM
"We are so excited to add to our family" in July, the swimmer tells PEOPLE exclusively
Originally posted 09/15/2009 03:30PM
Olympic champion swimmer Amanda Beard has yet another achievement to add to her list: Motherhood!
The athlete and her husband, photographer Sacha Brown, welcomed their first child, Blaise Ray Brown, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. The baby boy weighed in at 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 19 ¾ inches long.
"I was in labor for about 16 hours and it was all worth it. He is happy and healthy and everything went as planned," Beard tells PEOPLE. "It was the most amazing experience that Sacha and I have ever experienced. We are so happy to be new parents! This is gonna be the best adventure ever."
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