Break out the pink balloons!
Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes adopted a daughter named Emerson Pearl through a domestic adoption in February, she confirms to Us Weekly exclusively.
Bringing Emerson home to join big sister Harper was a plan long in the works for Rhimes, who tells Us many of her friends and colleagues at Grey's, Private Practice and her new ABC series, Scandal, found the news a surprise.
"I've been writing adoption into story lines on my shows and only a few people close to me knew about my plans," says Rhimes, who adopted daughter Harper in 2002. "I think the response was 'oh my goodness' from a lot of people."
Little Emerson Pearl — a "Zen baby," says mom — has some posh new digs, as these exclusive photos show.
Designed by Sandie Bailey and Delores Bond of design firm reVISIONs, Emerson's pretty in pink nursery features crib bedding by Carousel Designs, which Rhimes was able to customize before ordering. The room also features plenty of seating so mom Rhimes and Emerson can get cozy, plus a Tribe diaper bag stocked with all the on-the-go essentials.
"Emerson is incredibly mellow," says proud mama Rhimes. "We're just doing a lot of bonding right now. This is a happy time — I feel so lucky."