*MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin and his wife, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak, welcomed their second child on Saturday morning: Sybil “Sibby” Ann Melvin.
The couple’s 2 1/2 year old son Delano “Del” Melvin now has himself a little sister.
Melvin and Czarniak, who met when both were on air at NBC Washington, decided they didn’t want to know the baby’s gender in advance, according to People.com. The name “Sibby” began as their go-to unisex nickname for “sibling,” as well as a word to get Del used to the thought of a new sibling — and it apparently stuck.
Melvin told “Today” he was hoping for a girl.
“The first words I said to her were, ‘Oh, you’re so precious,’” said Melvin. “I was responsible for informing my wife what the sex was … You get in the delivery room and things started happening, and you just, you get beside yourself and you forget what you’re supposed to do.”
Czarniak had become used to raising a boy, and is thrilled she now has a girl. She also feels the second experience was easier than the first.
“The good thing is you feel a little more experienced, so in that way that’s great,” she said. “It was a little more emotional for me, for some reason, because it was so wonderful the first time. But the second time — to have a healthy child is one thing, but to realize it’s about to happen again … It made me that much more grateful.”