Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and his wife, Anna, became the proud parents of a new baby girl over the weekend.

Andrea Elena Castro was born Sunday morning in San Antonio. She entered the world at just over 8 pounds, and 20 inches long.

"Both mother and daughter are healthy and happy," Castro said in a statement Sunday. "We are grateful to the staff at the Methodist Hospital and to all who have kept our family in their prayers."

Andrea is the first child for Castro and his wife.