U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, announced the birth of her son on Facebook.
The boy, Ethan, was born early Wednesday morning.
“It’s with great joy that Dan and I share that our brand new baby boy, Ethan Beutler, was born early yesterday morning,” Herrera Beutler wrote on Facebook. “Ethan and I are of course a little tired, but are otherwise healthy and doing great.”
Herrera Beutler’s first child, Abigail, was born three months premature and without kidneys. She weighed 2 pounds 12 ounces. She was the first baby to survive bilateral renal agenesis, commonly referred to as Potter’s sequence, or syndrome, Herrera Beutler said.
Abigail’s survival of the often-fatal syndrome garnered national attention and she was called the “miracle baby.”
Abigail received a kidney transplant from Daniel Beutler, her father and the congresswoman’s husband, in February and is doing well.