On May 4, former AKB48 member and model Kikuchi Ayaka (21) updated her official Instagram account (ayaka_official06) where she announced that she has given birth to her 1st child.
Kikuchi happily reported, “On April 30 at 5:31 am, I gave birth to a healthy 3,162 gram (6 lbs 15 oz) baby boy.” She also thanked her husband, “I was reassured to have my husband beside me, supporting me for a period of long time. Thank you.“
While Kikuchi shared, “The labor was very painful,” she expressed her joy as a new parent, “But that went away instantly when he was born!! He’s so cute that my husband and I are fawning over him.” Finally, she declared, “I will give him a lot of love and do my best with childrearing!“
Kikuchi joined AKB48 as a 3rd generation member in December of 2006. Although she withdrew in August of 2008, she joined once again as a 7th generation member in November of the same year. She eventually graduated last April to pursue fashion and modeling. At the end of the year, she announced her marriage and pregnancy.
Congratulations to the new parents!
Source: Oricon and Tokyohive