Misty May-Treanor Welcomes Daughter Malia Barbara

06/09/2014 at 04:40 PM ET

Misty May-Treanor Pregnant Expecting First Child Mark Sullivan/WireImage

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.

Misty May-Treanor Welcomes Daughter Malia
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.

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Alissa on

So happy for her. I know she longed for that sweet baby for so many years. I’m glad it all worked out for her and her husband. I will miss seeing her play in 2016 with Kerri, but I’m sure she will be happy to cheer her partner to another gold medal. Congrats!

anonymous on

It sounds like she was waiting a while for this to happen — based on her age (40+??) and how appreciative she seems in her comment

tieraney on

I totally forgot about her being pregnant.Congrats to her and her hubby and cute baby name!

Lisa on

She’s not 40+, she is 36.

Brooke on

Malia May-Treanor. Sounds nice!

Anonymous on

Congratulations! Malia will have a great time building sandcastles but be mesmerized when she sees what else her mommy can do on the beach!

Jessica on

Misty, Matt and Malia 🙂

gymluv on

Congratulations to the new mom & dad! Malia will enjoy building sandcastles but wait until her mommy shows her what else she can do on the beach!

Patti on

Congrats Misty and her husband! Little Malia is beautiful!

I’m Standing Right Behind You on

Awwww….what a cutie!!

Congrats and many blessings!

Martina on

Awwww, congratulations! Misty seems so happy and appreciative. I think it’s been a very long road for her – she’s talked about wanting to start a family for many years.

June Babies Rock! on

Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! I too am a 06/03 baby! June babies are awesome!

Anonymous on

Oh, YEA! They’ve wanted children for so long! So happy for them!

jones on

Congrats to her and her family. I think it speaks to the kind of person she is that she had the nice note of thanks to the hospital staff and doctors.

Sylvia on

She’s absolutely precious. Congratulations to both mom and dad. This is better than any gold medal guaranteed!!!

Sharon on

congrats ! my daughter is named malia and Will be 18 in July

Carrie M on

I am thrilled for Misty. She seems awesome! btw – my son’s b-day is June 3rd!! Yeah!!

Marky on

Was just wondering if Misty’s baby was due! Hooray for them; we’ve been fans for years, and are so happy for her and Matt! Sweet baby girl, and precious name, as well!!

Anonymous on

Lovely name Malia, so happy for them!

emma on

Congratulations and thank God it’s a normal name, unlike Lil Kim

KL on

Aww thats a nice name! Congrats to them

Kal on

Congrats to Misty and Matt.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them, and Malia is adorable!

bitsy on

Fantastic news! Congrats to their new little one. very happy for her and her husband. always have liked her.

abbe on

Congrats to the 3 time gold medalist,Misty May Treanor’s angel, Malia. Will miss your immense talent.