MEMBER for Indi Sophie Mirabella has given birth to her second child.
Mrs Mirabella and her husband, Greg, welcomed the arrival of 3.8kg baby girl Katerina today.
The newborn follows the birth of Mrs Mirabella's first child, Alexandra, in 2008.
“We both feel extremely blessed,” she said.
“Having a family is the most important thing I have done in my life.
“My second pregnancy has flown by and has been a wonderful time.
"To now have another beautiful baby to nurture and love is a great gift.
“Greg and I know we are extremely fortunate and we are both absolutely delighted.
“We would like to thank all the wonderful people in the North East who have sent their best wishes for the birth.
“It was really lovely to have people coming into my office, sending cards and calling to wish us all the best.
“Thank you to all.”