Candace Parker Gives Birth to Baby Girl

May 14, 2009 09:26:18 GMT

Candace Parker says in a press release that she and husband Shelden Williams "are thrilled" with the arrival of their first child, a baby girl.


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Basketball player Candace Parker is a first time mother now that she has given birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, May 13 in Los Angeles. The infant was born at 11:29 A.M. and weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz. She was 20 inches long.

Confirming the good news, Candace issued a press release saying she and husband Shelden Williams, who is also a basketball player, "are thrilled" with the arrival of their first child. "We are very excited to be expanding our family. This is such a life changing moment for us, we feel blessed to have a healthy and beautiful baby girl," she gushed.

As of press time, Candace and Shelden won't make public the name of their baby. They reportedly want to share the news with both sides of the family and close friends first before then sharing it with the public.

In related news, Candace plans to rejoin her team, Los Angeles Sparks, once she gets a green light from her doctor to step her feet back on the court for the Women's National Basketball Association's next season which will be kicked off on June 6.

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posted by destianee on Apr 06, 2010
hi candace im one of your biggest fans im am i the 5 grade and i am on the elementry team and i have started 8 basketball games over 4 8th graders my coaches say im the next lady vol at brigeport school.ive shook your hand before and from that min. on i new what i wanted 2 be thanks 4 expiring me and good luck with the baby.
posted by mrzs.basketball on Feb 06, 2010
hey candace ive idoled u sense i was 3 but i love u and im glad u got an baby an shes problaly pretty like u and is that ur real hair its so long an beautiful
posted by JASMINEMARIE on Dec 29, 2009
YEA I THINK EVERYBODY SAYS THERE YOU IGGEST FAN BUT I IDOL YOU SO MUCH IVE BEEN PLAYIN BASKETBALL SINCE I WAS 3 AND IM 12 1/2 KNO I LISTENTO ALL YOUR INTERVIEWS BEFIGURE YOU MGHTGIVE ME SOME ADVICE TO BECOMING A BASKETBALL STAR I DONT WANT THE FAME OR FORTUNE WELL KINDA THE FORTUNE LOL BUT I LOVE BASKETBALL I HAVE THE BIGGEST PASSINON FOR IT.WELL IM FROM ST.LOUIS MISSOURI IVE PLAYED FOR TCS,UCITY LIONS,ALL STAR AMERCIANS,AND KNOW IM WITH THE ST.LOIS MAJESTCIS AND KNIGHT TRAIN IM A VERY HARD WORKER AND AS LONG AS I KEP MY GRADES UP I CAN BE AS GOOD AS YOU MAYBE EVEN BETTER BUT ITS HARD BECAUSE IM SPOSED TO BE IN 6TH GARDE BUT IM IN 7TH GRADE, SINCE EVERYONES BIGGER AND OLDER THAN ME I THINK IT WILL GIVE ME A CHANCE TO TRY HARDER AND DO MORE BECAUSE OF MY AGE
posted by JASMINEMARIE on Dec 29, 2009
YEA I THINK EVERYBODY SAYS THERE YOU IGGEST FAN BUT I IDOL YOU SO MUCH IVE BEEN PLAYIN BASKETBALL SINCE I WAS 3 AND IM 12 1/2 KNO I LISTENTO ALL YOUR INTERVIEWS BEFIGURE YOU MGHTGIVE ME SOME ADVICE TO BECOMING A BASKETBALL STAR I DONT WANT THE FAME OR FORTUNE WELL KINDA THE FORTUNE LOL BUT I LOVE BASKETBALL I HAVE THE BIGGEST PASSINON FOR IT.WELL IM FROM ST.LOUIS MISSOURI IVE PLAYED FOR TCS,UCITY LIONS,ALL STAR AMERCIANS,AND KNOW IM WITH THE ST.LOIS MAJESTCIS AND KNIGHT TRAIN IM A VERY HARD WORKER AND AS LONG AS I KEP MY GRADES UP I CAN BE AS GOOD AS YOU MAYBE EVEN BETTER BUT ITS HARD BECAUSE IM SPOSED TO BE IN 6TH GARDE BUT IM IN 7TH GRADE, SINCE EVERYONES BIGGER AND OLDER THAN ME I THINK IT WILL GIVE ME A CHANCE TO TRY HARDER AND DO MORE BECAUSE OF MY AGE
posted by biggest fan ever on Dec 07, 2009
hey Candace you have no idea how much i idol you everybody thinks they are big fans but im for real i really am hoping to go to tennessee for college and im only 13 and ive been a fan for ever and like every time i see you on tv or something its crazy i wish i could meet you i would probably have a heart attack jk i really hope you read this.
posted by taye on Oct 28, 2009
OMGeeeeeeeee Candace Parker!!!!! Ive been a HUGE fan since TN...the Sparks are so awesome. I was at the last Comets/Sparks game in Houston, had so much fun. I wanna play in the WNBA too thats been a dream since like FOREVER, but im only 16 now. Congrats on the baby...hope you and Sheldon have a wonderful time...!!! :-)
posted by joshierezgirl on Oct 20, 2009
Hey Congrats on your new baby girl! I'm a native and love to watch you play. You're the best. I've been watching even before you got with LA Sparks. Good Luck with your new family and God Bless.
posted by shay3 on Aug 13, 2009
hay candice well i just wanted to say hi i was at your game when u played at sacremento well i was calling your name but you didnt hear me well you have a beutiful baby girl i hope she be just like you play ball u are a lucky women to be blessed wit so many things but the most you can ask for is a buetiful baby girl god bless u and yor family may god watch over you take care of your self
posted by TaPricia McGuffey on Jul 19, 2009
Heyy, well may 13 is the best birthday..its mine as well(: ur amazing Candace and i hope the best for yoour new family! CONGRADS!!
posted by kenndy on Jul 10, 2009
hi
posted by bonnie803 on Jun 24, 2009
CONGRATS...I WISH U & YOUR FAMILY WELL...I KNOW SHE IS GONNA BE BEAUTIFUL JUST LIKE HER MOTHER & SHE WAS BORN ON MY DAUGHTER'S 7TH B-DAY!!
posted by kikianya on Jun 17, 2009
i hope you and your family go well candace parker i am a basketball player my self and wish to play like you no one can take the ball from me i mean no one i am 13 years old 5"4 going to the eiehgt grade and want to know the name of the baby since i told you about me and also i want to grow to be atleast 6 foot i live in pflugerville texas with my mom dad with 5 older brother and sisters who dont live us and i hope to see you play one dayyyy!!!
posted by 2-3 on Jun 16, 2009
candace
posted by g- big fan!!! on Jun 15, 2009
Candace, I have been a huge fan ever since you were at Tn playing under Pat Summitt!I just happened to click on this site and noticed that your baby girl was born on my birthday! I hope you and Sheldon have a blast with her. Good luck with the Sparks this year!:)
posted by #1 fan jamiya on Jun 10, 2009
i hope the best and you are the best i played basketball scene 5th grade and im know in the 8th grade . i think you never herd this from 1 of your fans i was going to stop but guess what you mad me keep going because you are my road model .....if you stick your mind to it all it leave you to is success which is going to a great path you might have some bumps but all you can do is pick up where you fell from
posted by #1 fan jamiya on Jun 10, 2009
i hope you have success on having ur first baby and i will keep you in my prayers. i choice you to follow behind because you is a great road model
posted by Ki@b@by on Jun 08, 2009
OMG! I'm like your biggest fan ever and I can't believe that you had your baby i wish you the best
posted by T\'Alexus Cullars on Jun 07, 2009
I HOPE YOU AND SHELDEN HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH THE BABY I OPE THE BEST I THIK THE BABY NAME WOULD BE KATILYN WILLIAMS I GUESS I HOPE THE BABY WOULD HAVE A CARE FOR BASKETBALL I IM A VER GOOD PLAYER TOO IM IN THE 6 GRADE AND PLAY WITH HIGH SCHOOL THAT WAS A VERY OOD MOMENT FOR ME #3 #14 #22 #24
posted by C-parker fan #1 on May 31, 2009
I wish the best for you candace and sheldon... hope u nd ur family will be blessed wish you well!!
posted by damarie_65 on May 27, 2009
i wish you and your family the best and i cnt wait to see the pictures of the baby soon:)
posted by padtrygurl(robyn) on May 26, 2009
wow congrats hop u and ur hubby enjoy the the new and wonderful welcoming 2 the family!!!!!=)
posted by zesta32 on May 23, 2009
YEEEA CANDACE I HOPE YOU AND THE BABY AND SHELDON COME UP WITH A WONDERFUL NAME OF YOUR BABY GIRL AND I HOPE THE BEST FOR THE FAMILY.I CN'T WAIT TO SEE THE PIC OF THE LIL ONE. BEST PLAYER ALWAYS AND FOREVER AND I SEE YOU ONE DAY LOL.GOD BLESS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND YOU!!LUV YOU
posted by Mackenzie on May 18, 2009
i would really love to know the name is Candace I'm a big fan of yours and it is my dream to be just like you so god bless for your family and you!
posted by Alexus LaVan from Ki on May 15, 2009
I want to know the name of your baby Candace and to see a picture of her i bet she is beautiful.
posted by @ N3W B3G!N!NG on May 15, 2009
I wanted to know the name of your baby this is what i was looking all over the internet for hurry and say it.

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