Gospel singer Erica Atkins-Campbell and husband Warryn welcomed their third child, Zaya Monique, to the world yesterday. Zaya weighed 6lbs 12oz.
In a statement, Erica said, “Feeling so thankful and so blessed to have our sweet Zaya finally make her grand entrance into the world! God is awesome, our family couldn’t be more happy than we are today!”
Both mother and daughter are said to be resting comfortably. Erica is expected to take few weeks off to spend with her daughter before hitting the road to promote her reality show.
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Her pregnancy hasn’t been easy. On December 26, she experienced false labor pains that sent her to the emergency room. Thankfully, hours later Erica told fans and concerned family via Twitter, “False alarm last night still pregnant still healthy but def on baby watch!”
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Zaya Monique wasn’t scheduled to be delivered until mid-February.
At the start of December, the EMF 2012 headliners unexpectedly cancelled their 2011 Christmas tour due to Erica’s pregnancy. At the time she was concerned over the health of her unborn baby. “This was a very hard decision for me,” she said in a statement. “I’m accustomed to pushing myself beyond my doctor’s recommendations during my pregnancies, but after having seen my sister, Tina, deal with a premature birth as a direct result of an exhaustive pace, I recognize how real this is.”
The couple already has two children, daughter Krista, 6, and son Warren Jr.,1.