The Kennedy clan has welcomed a new addition after Patrick Kennedy's wife gave birth to a baby girl.

Nora Kennedy, who is Edward Kennedy's granddaughter, was born on Tuesday (19Nov13).

Her mum Amy Petitgout gave birth to the tot at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in New Jersey.

A statement from former Congressman Kennedy reads, "Amy and I are thrilled to welcome Nora to our family and are thrilled that both mom and baby are doing well today."

Kennedy wed the teacher in 2011 and the couple welcomed son Owen last year (Apr12). Petitgout has a five-year-old daughter, Harper, from a previous marriage.