The View's Sara Haines Welcomes Daughter Sandra Grace — See Her First Photo
Sara Haines is a mother of two!
The View co-host welcomed her second child on Saturday, Dec. 23 in New York City, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. Born at 3:23 a.m., daughter Sandra Grace Shifrin weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and is named in honor of Haines’ mother. Haines and husband Max Shifrin are already parents to 21-month-old son Alec.
“She’s here!!! Today we met our little Christmas package — Sandra Grace Shifrin (named after my mom),” Haines wrote on Instagram Saturday. “She weighed in at a cool 7 pounds, 2 ounces. We can’t decide who she looks like, but we’ll keep her anyway ;)”
Shifrin shared his own photos, captioning them, “Presenting Sandra Grace Shifrin. Came out without a hitch at 3:23 this morning thanks to Mama’s hard work. Merry Christmas all!”
Haines, 40, first announced her pregnancy on The View in June. She said on the segment that it was a difficult secret to keep, and “anyone that’s been in the studio audience probably could have picked up on it as well.”
Sara Haines, Sandra Grace Shifrin and Max Shifrin
“I have to eat through the commercial breaks and they bring me rice crackers and ginger ale,” Haines told PEOPLE in June. “Nothing overrides the nausea.”
Haines added that her food cravings were different with this pregnancy than her first.
“Pizza and bagels were my go-to foods with Alec,” said the ABC star. “I crave weird things [now]. Rice crackers have saved me and sour candies have helped.”
Another thing that’s different this time is the sex of the baby.
“We are so excited to add to our little family,” she said. “I was hoping for a girl, but Max [Shifrin] is a little scared, I think.”
Haines said on The View that she grew up with two sisters and understands “the female experience,” but her husband is apprehensive about raising a girl.
“He’s feeling a bit nervous about how to parent as a father to a little girl,” she explained. “Max has been surrounded by mostly male relatives. He has a brother, all male cousins and only nephews.”
- Reporting by EMILY STROHM