Candace Parker Welcomes Baby Girl

(May 13, 2009)Candace Parker, the reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year, gave birth to a baby girl today at 11:29 a.m. in Los Angeles. It is the first child for Parker and husband Shelden Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 inches in length.

“Shelden and I are thrilled,” said Parker. “This is such a life-changing moment for us, we feel blessed to have a healthy and beautiful baby girl.”

The couple has chosen a name for the baby, but have decided not to disclose it at this time.

Parker plans to rejoin the Sparks once she has received clearance from her physician.

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