There must be something in the water in the House GOP conference, as two members are celebrating the arrivals of little ones.
Rep. Brad Wenstrup’s wife, Monica, gave birth in Cincinnati to the youngest member of the Ohio Republican’s family on Saturday, Brad Robert Wenstrup, Jr.
The 55-year-old congressman and podiatrist told ITK in a statement, "I can fully understand, even more than I did before, the need to not only protect and defend, but to nurture and provide for one that follows us.”
Wenstrup’s office says he plans to spend some time with his family this week and work from home before heading back to Washington.
For now, he’s basking in that new dad glow, saying, “Monica and I have always felt called to try to leave the world at least a little better than we found it. Brad renews that commitment for us.”
Wenstrup isn’t the only House member welcoming a bundle of joy to the world this week. He can talk the in’s and out’s of diaper changing with Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) and Yoder’s wife Brooke, whose daughter made her debut last week.
Caroline Lucille Yoder measured 20 inches and weighed in at six pounds, one ounce when she was born Thursday in Kansas.
Just like the Wenstrups, Caroline is the first child for Yoder and his spouse.
In a statement, Yoder, 37, said he is “elated” over his daughter's birth.
“Someone once told us that having a baby is the one opportunity we get to help God perform a miracle. Our beautiful daughter is a true blessing and we couldn’t be happier to add her to our family," he writes.