It’s a girl for former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and his wife, Amy.

The ex-congressman welcomed Nora Kara Kennedy into the world on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. The youngest member of the Kennedy clan weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces.


Baby Nora joins her big brother, 18-month-old Owen. Amy Kennedy also has a young daughter from a previous marriage.

Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, says the week has been bittersweet for his relatives. Friday marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death.

He said in a statement, "As we celebrate the birth of our daughter alongside our wonderful families, we honor the memories of those never far from our thoughts and turn a bittersweet time a whole lot sweeter."