Scott Porter and Wife Kelsey Welcome Daughter Clover Ash
Actor Scott Porter and his wife, casting director Kelsey Mayfield Porter, have welcomed their second child - a girl
Pretty eyes, baby cries, can’t lose.
Scott Porter and his wife Kelsey Mayfield Porter welcomed their second child, daughter Clover Ash, on Thursday, Aug. 10, the new dad announced on Instagram.
“Hello, World!!! My name is Clover Ash Porter,” Porter captioned a photo of his newborn girl. “I’m 9.3 lbs, 20½ Inches, and have a 37.5 CM Head.”
“After a long journey and a slight 32-Hour detour through Neonatal ICU for my lungs I’m finally with my Mommy and Daddy,” he continued. “It’s very nice to meet you all!!!!”
The Friday Night Lights alum and Kelsey – whom Porter wed in April 2013 – are also parents to son McCoy Lee, 2. They announced their second pregnancy on Instagram in April, teasing their “growing family.”
In July, Porter revealed that their new addition would be a little girl through a sweet photo on social media that featured a University of Texas at Austin mini cheerleader’s uniform hung alongside a similar University of Nebraska – Lincoln dress.
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The couple previously opened up to PEOPLE after McCoy’s birth, revealing that Kelsey had been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease – a neurological condition in which the cells in the brain break down over time – before getting pregnant.
“As soon as we found out Kelsey had Huntington’s, she said, ‘I want to have a kid right away,’ ” Porter told PEOPLE at the time. ” ‘I want to have as much time with our kids as I possibly can before Huntington’s starts to take effect.’ ”
He added, “She was so brave, and she figured out how we could have a child without passing Huntington’s down.”
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Kelsey, whose mother also has Huntington’s, discovered that they could undergo extensive fertility treatments to prevent passing the disease on to their future children.
“Because I have Huntington’s, any child we have has 50/50 chance of having it, so to eliminate that, we did in vitro fertilization,” Kelsey explained at the time.
“But we did preimplantation genetic diagnosis, which they test the embryo. They tested all our embryos for Huntington’s and [McCoy] was the first little baby who made it all the way.”