Otto becomes a papa
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
– James Otto and his wife Amy announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Katherine Otto. Born Tuesday night at 9:23 p.m. at a Nashville-area hospital, Ava Katherine weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.
"We can't believe Ava is finally here," the singer said. "She is beautiful like her mama, and I am already wrapped around her tiny finger. I am so grateful I made it home in time to be here for her arrival. It has truly already changed our lives."
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