Nick and Vanessa Lachey give birth to second child together
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: Vanessa Lachey and Nick Lachey attend the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards pre-party at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey attend the 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 New York premiere at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Lachey of VH1 Big Morning Buzz arrive at Sprint Sound Sessions at Webster Hall on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Sprint)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are seen at LAX on May 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Willy and Vanessa Lachey attends the 'Everyday Effect' consumer event with Nick and Vanessa Lachey at P & G Innovation Center on June 19, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo arrive for the opening of Marquee at The Star on March 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS - DECEMBER 08: Vanessa Lachey sighting on December 08, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Model Molly Sims and TV personality Vanessa Lachey attend the opening of Restoration Hardware West Hollywood The Gallery on Melrose Avenue on October 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Restoration Hardware)
Television personality Vanessa Lachey attends the "Farm Heroes Saga" game mobile launch event on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Vanessa Minnillo Lachey and Nick Lachey attend Sprint Sound Sessions at Webster Hall on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sprint)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: (L-R) Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey attend the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards pre-party at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
SHERMAN OAKS, CA - DECEMBER 13: Actress Vanessa Minnillo (L) and singer Nick Lachey attend the 1st Annual Grizzlies Give Back Toy Drive on December 13, 2013 in Sherman Oaks, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/FilmMagic)
UNCASVILLE, CT - OCTOBER 22: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo attend the Mohegan Sun 15th anniversary on October 22, 2011 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: firstname.lastname@example.org***Vanessa Minnillo and husband Nick Lachey are seen on March 02, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
The two gave birth to daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth on Monday, Jan. 5, Vanessa announced via her website on Tuesday.
"Nick, Camden and I are SO excited to announce the birth of our sweet, beautiful baby girl, Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey!" the former Total Request Live host writes, also sharing a black-and-white photo of her holding her daughter's tiny hand. "I have been dreaming of this moment for as long as I can remember, the day I was going to meet my little girl."
"A friend recently told me how magical today was going to be because it's the day I would meet my best friend," she adds. "I can't even begin to tell you how it felt to hold her in my arms for the very first time. Mommy, Daddy and big brother Cam love you so much already, Brooklyn!"
Baby Brooklyn -- weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces -- was born on Monday at 5:17 p.m. She joins big brother Camden John, who turned two years old in September.
Vanessa, 34, and Nick, 41, have been married since July 2011.
In November, Vanessa shared her best parenting advice with American Baby magazine, including that it's OK to not have an instant bond with your baby.
"While pregnant with my son, Camden, I felt guilty because everyone told me about this love I'd feel, and I wasn't there yet," she admitted. "I remember asking Nick, "Is something wrong with me?' I've wanted this my whole life, and I'm forcing myself to have those feelings."
Though that all changed when she found out the sex of the baby.
"For me, the love really flowed when I found out the baby was a boy," she revealed. "That's when I could finally bond, once I knew 'it' was a him."