Kendra Wilkinson gives birth
Kendra Wilkinson gave birth to son Hank Baskett IV by caesarean section this morning (11.12.09)
Kendra Wilkinson gave birth to her first child this morning (11.12.09).
The former Playboy Playmate welcomed Hank Baskett IV - her son with American footballer husband Hank Baskett - after undergoing a caesarean section at 12.37am at a hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The new arrival - who was two weeks premature - weighed 9lb 5oz and measured 22 inches long.
The couple issued a statement saying: "We are all healthy and incredibly happy and can't wait to spend every moment with little Hank."
Kendra's ex-boyfriend Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is delighted by the news.
He said: "I send my love to Kendra, Hank and the baby on this memorable day. What a wonderful Christmas present."
Her friends and fellow former Playmates Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt also offered their best wishes.
Holly said: "I can't wait to meet little Hank. I am so excited for Kendra and Hank. They are going to have the best holiday ever!"
Bridget said in an email to E! Online: "This is what I call a Christmas gift that will keep on giving (and taking... lol)! I wish both of them and little Hank Jr. a lifetime of joy and happiness! The only things I wonder... Can I help plan the birthday parties and how will they top this gift next Christmas??? (sic)"