Lisa Ling just broke one of the biggest stories of her life: She’s a mom again!
The award-winning journalist and her husband Dr. Paul Song, a biotech firm president and oncologist, welcomed their second child on Monday, June 6.
Daughter Ray Ling Song arrived via c-section, weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. The family is “doing great,” Song tells PEOPLE.
The host of CNN’s original documentary series This Is Life with Lisa Ling shared some clever wordplay in her Instagram caption on the day of her child’s birth writing, “Symbolic RAYs of light tonight. #imminent,” along with a photo of clear skies and shining sun.
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Courtesy Lisa Ling and Paul Song
In May, Ling confessed to PEOPLE that although she was stressed and didn’t feel quite ready for baby number two, she felt “blessed” to have had another healthy pregnancy after miscarrying in 2010.
“I was never that woman that wanted to have biological kids, ever,” she explained. “And when I finally did decide, it was not an easy journey. But I just feel very lucky that we’ve been able to conceive two kids.”
Ling also shared that, despite her own stress, Jett was more than ready to become a big sister.
“My daughter is really excited,” Ling said. “She’s at an age now where I think she gets it. She’s willing to share. Really, this is a gift to her, because I actually am really happy with one child.”
— Jen Juneau with reporting by Cynthia Wang