WP MP Lee Li Lian gives birth to a girl

WP MP Lee Li Lian gives birth to a girl
NEW ADDITION: Ms Lee, who shared a photo of baby Karys on her Facebook page, thanked those who offered good wishes.

Workers' Party Member of Parliament Lee Li Lian has a new addition to her family: little Karys Koh, who was born yesterday.

Ms Lee, 35, gave birth to her daughter at Mount Alvernia Hospital. Karys weighed about 3kg and was born in the Chinese zodiac Year of the Horse, like Ms Lee, The Straits Times reported.

The first-time mother shared a photo of her baby on her Facebook page, where she thanked "many residents who had offered their best wishes and advice during this (pregnancy) period".

She also wrote in Chinese: "After experiencing an unstable pregnancy, enduring pregnancy rash, and after nine months of waiting, we finally welcomed the arrival of our daughter today!"

Ms Lee said that she and her husband, telecommunications officer Jacky Koh, are "still cracking our heads" on giving Karys a Chinese name.

The couple had hoped to start a family before Ms Lee turned 35, but delayed their plans so she could focus on the Punggol East by-election in January last year. She won with 54.5 per cent of valid votes.

"We were one year late, but I guess there is a reason why things happen," Ms Lee said in a Facebook post in January.

She also encouraged cord-blood donation on Facebook.

"The first good deed baby Karys did was to donate her cord blood," said Ms Lee, adding that it would help those who require stem-cell therapy.

thrinat@sph.com.sg


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