'Mommy's bundle of joy': Morgan Radford welcomes daughter 'Adelena' with husband David Williams
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Morgan Radford and her husband David Williams welcomed their first child together on Thursday, February 2. The NBC News Daily anchor named her daughter Adelana "Lana" Marcia Radford Williams. Baby Adelana weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, 21 inches at the time of birth.
Radford expressed her joy in an Instagram post on Saturday, February 4. "She is the life that love created," the 35-year-old wrote in the caption alongside a close-up images of her and the newborn. "She is mommy’s bundle of joy, new best friend, and her wildest dream. She is the apple of her daddy’s eye and the keeper of his heart. She is also the living manifestation of decades of love and investment by her (very) proud grandparents, who cannot stop staring at her in joy and disbelief."
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Why did Morgan Radford name her daughter 'Adelana'?
The NBC news correspondent confirmed that her daughter’s name holds a special meaning. Moreover, it was chosen to "connect her to her family, her roots, and our dreams for a bright and colorful future of her choosing." Pronounced "AH-de-LAH-nuh," Adelana is a Yoruba name meaning "the conduit by which more good things are to come” whereas Marcia comes from her maternal grandmother Lily Marcia.
Radford and Williams announced the news of pregnancy back in August 2022. At the time, Radford told Today Parents that she was looking forward to “The cuddles! First words! First steps!”, adding, “I love that we are creating this whole new human who gets to be exactly who they want to be, and to have new experiences even beyond my own imagination.”
.@MorganRadford has a big announcement! pic.twitter.com/fPkldrEfMd— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 22, 2022
How is Radford since the delivery?
In an exclusive statement to People, Radford shared a few details about how her days have been since the delivery. "The last few days have been total bliss: a swirl of newborn kisses, sweet baby smells, and wide-eyed innocence. The way she looks at me and seems to instinctively know the tremendous, all-consuming love that I have for her — simply sets my world on fire," Radford told the outlet.
She added: "Adelana's days are filled with made-up nursery rhymes sung to her by her father, sweet baby babble while she dreams, and endless kisses from her four grandparents who are spoiling her with tenderness (and their speed of diaper changes, which far exceeds that of her first-time parents!)," she continued. "You always hear people describe how they didn't know a love like this existed before their little ones — and now I get it: it is truly the purest, most steady, untouched terrain of human love that is possible."