NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The newest member of the Good Morning Nashville family was born Friday as Nikki Burdine gave birth to her daughter— Laura Anderson “Andi” Williams. 

Baby Andi made her grand entrance at 4:28 p.m. at 1.4 pounds and is considered a “micro-preemie.” Nikki was 28 weeks along when she gave birth.  

Nikki spent the last weeks of her pregnancy preparing for Andi’s early arrival. She announced Baby Andi’s birth on social media Tuesday night.  

“Eight weeks ago we were told she would come early because of IUGR, and although we had hoped to keep her in there longer, she just couldn’t wait. She has been consistently measuring 2.5 weeks behind in growth, although we didn’t know why. After numerous tests came back negative (thankfully) doctors discovered 2 weeks ago the placenta was the problem. She wasn’t growing because she couldn’t get what she needed. We were having ultra sounds every week to monitor her, each week she stayed in there a blessing.” 

IUGR is Intrauterine Growth Restriction, which is a condition in which the fetus is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy. 

On Friday, Nikki’s doctors determined it was time for Andi to be born.  

Baby Andi has already impressed NICU staff with how well she is doing and doctors are optimistic. Nikki described her baby girl as “feisty.” 

Everyone at News 2 is overjoyed at the arrival of Baby Andi and could not be more impressed with Nikki’s strength and grace as she navigates her new role as mother to her beautiful little girl.  

Nikki has been released from the hospital though Baby Andi will remain in the NICU for an indeterminate amount of time as she grows stronger.  

She asked that viewers keep Baby Andi in their prayers and thanked the community for their love and support.  

Click here to view Nikki’s announcement on Facebook.