Country singer Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, announced the birth of their second daughter, Ada James Akins, with a sweet photo on Instagram on Sunday. In a heartfelt caption, the "Craving You" crooner revealed that baby Ada was born on Saturday night after 36 hours of labor, writing: "I can't believe that we have two daughters!! My wife @laur_akins labored almost 36 hours 😳 She is by far the strongest human being I have ever met and I have a new found respect for moms around the world." He added, "We are so excited that Willa Gray has a baby sister! Thank you Lord and everyone for the prayers."
Ada's birth comes just three months after the couple adopted 1-year-old daughter Willa Gray — whom they met while volunteering with 147 Million Orphans in 2016 — from Uganda in May. The couple had been unsuccessful in their attempts to conceive a child and started to consider adoption. During the adoption process, Lauren found out she was pregnant. Talk about a double blessing! Congrats to Thomas and Lauren on their growing family.