Congrats to Illinois US Senator Tammy Duckworth who gave birth to a girl today!
On an even cooler note, she becomes the first sitting senator to have a baby while in office.
Her new daughter's name is Maile Pearl Bowlsbey.
Congrats to the family!
Bryan, Abigail and I couldn’t be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our family and we’re deeply honored that our good friend Senator Akaka was able to bless her name for us—his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us. https://t.co/KXyNf65KxA— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) April 9, 2018
Pearl Bowlsbey Johnson was Bryan’s great Aunt, an Army Officer & a nurse who served during the Second World War. He spent many summer months with her while growing up, we feel her presence still and are grateful for her service to our nation during the most challenging of times.— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) April 9, 2018
We’re also so grateful for the love and support of our friends and family, as well as our wonderful medical teams for everything they’ve done to help us in our decades-long journey to complete our family.— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) April 9, 2018