Member for Canberra Alicia Payne says she is doing well after giving birth to baby Elena on Monday morning at the Canberra Hospital.
“Ben, Paul and I are thrilled to welcome a little girl into our family!” Ms Payne said. “Paul is very excited about his new little sister and is being a beautiful big brother.
“Thanks to the team at the Canberra Hospital for providing baby Elena and I with world-class care. Every day they are involved in what is a momentous day for families. The professionalism and heart they put into it makes all the difference,” Ms Payne said.
Elena Patricia Phillips was born at 7:13 am, weighing 3.48 kg.