SAN ANTONIO -

Congressman Joaquin Castro and his wife, Anna, welcomed their first child Sunday morning.

Castro released a statement Saturday afternoon with the announcement:

“My wife Anna and I are delighted to announce the birth of our daughter, Andrea Elena Castro. Andrea Elena was born in San Antonio this morning at 9:17 a.m. CST. She weighs 8.13 lbs and measures 20 inches. Both mother and daughter are healthy and happy. We are grateful to the staff at the Methodist Hospital and to all who have kept our family in their prayers.”