Misty May-Treanor is a mom!
The former Olympic beach volleyball player and her husband, former Cleveland Indians catcher Matt Treanor, welcomed their first child, daughter Malia Barbara, on Tuesday, June 3, in Long Beach, California, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“We were so blessed to welcome this little lady in to the world June 3,” the new mom posted on Facebook, along with a sweet snapshot of the sleeping newborn snuggled in her dad’s arms.
“The staff at the hospital and doctors we can’t thank you enough. Let the adventures begin!!!!”
Baby girl shares her middle name with May-Treanor’s late mother, nationally-ranked tennis player Barbara May, who passed away in 2002 after battling cancer.
After winning three consecutive gold medals with her former partner Kerri Walsh Jennings, May-Treanor, 36, decided to retire from the sport to concentrate on starting a family.
Courtesy Misty May-Treanor
In February, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE that May-Treanor was pregnant.
“We have been wanting to start our family and we feel blessed to finally have this little miracle happen,” the mom-to-be said at the time.
Wish I could sleep like our baby girl. Motherhood is the best!!! Everyday a learning experience. #NewMom
— Misty May-Treanor (@MistyMayTreanor) June 9, 2014
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