Tamera Mowry-Housely Reveals How Prayer for 'Chunky' Baby Came to Fruition

Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 17, 2012.
Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 17, 2012. | (Photo: Reuters/Fred Prouser)

After giving birth to a 10 pound baby girl in July, "The Real" talk show co-host Tamera Mowry-Housely says she now realizes just how powerful her prayer for a "chunky, plushy baby" was.

"You have to watch what you pray for!" Mowry-Housley told People. "Ariah's a big girl, but I love the fatness. I love to show off her rolls and I dress her in rompers for summer. She has the chubbiest legs!"

Mowry-Housley, the 37-year-old Christian actress and wife of Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, gushed about the joys of the couple's newest addition, Ariah Talea Housley, who recently shared her first smile with her parents.

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"Those first four weeks, it's like Groundhog Day — changing diapers and they lay there like a big blob. The moment you get that smile back though, it's just all worth it," Mowry-Housley told PEOPLE. "It makes me feel good as a mom, it's been so great."

After naming their daughter, the Housleys realized they had given her a faith-based name.

"It wasn't until after we had decided on Ariah Talea Housley that Adam and I learned the origin and meaning of both names — they couldn't be more appropriate for a family like ours whose faith is so very strong," Mowry-Housley previously wrote on her website. "Both Hebrew names, Ariah means Lion of God and Talea means one who resembles the morning dew of Heaven. We couldn't have found names with a better meaning if we had tried."

Ariah was born at 2:54 p.m. on July 1 with a weight of 10 pounds, 2 ounces and 20.5 inches, according to People magazine. She joins 2 ½ year old son, Aden John Tanner Housley, as a member of the family.

The pair first spoke to People about how blessed they felt to welcome their second healthy child into the word.

"We are beyond overjoyed and blessed with our beautiful baby girl. Aden already made a welcome video for her," the Housleys said in a statement.

Now that they have two children, the actress said she officially feels like a family.

"It's cool to come out as a family because we are family people," Mowry-Housely told People. "We run four deep now; when you have four, there's no doubt about it, you are a family."

The Housleys have been married since 2011, and have been vocal about how God has been the center of their union. In a 2013 blog post, Tamera wrote a letter about God's involvement in her love life for Valentine's Day.

"I can't believe we've been in each other's lives for eight years and counting. I'm so grateful to have you in my life," she wrote. "Many say when they meet you 'man, you have a good man,' Yes I do. The Lord has blessed me with a GOOD MAN and I am forever grateful for that."

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