HOUSTON – Two days after the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, her son Neil welcomed a grandson.

Max Walker Lauren was born to Lauren Bush Lauren and her husband David Lauren Thursday morning at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

He is the 18th grandchild of George and Barbara Bush.

Neil Bush announced the birth Friday on Facebook, as hundreds gathered to pay their respects to his mother at a public visitation held in Houston.

"Maria and I were so blessed to spend lots of time with mom and dad during mom's last weeks and we are so grateful for the condolences and the outpouring of love expressed towards her by many, many friends. Barbara Bush was loved by everyone. She lived a remarkable life blessing family, friends, and total strangers around the world. Mom left on her own terms. In the final hours she was comfortable, loving, surrounded by family, holding hands with dad. Maria and I will always be grateful for being able to say a proper goodbye to our wonderful mother. And then two days later, yesterday morning, two weeks before her due date, Lauren Bush Lauren gave birth to a beautiful 7 lb 8 oz baby boy Max Walker Lauren. The circle of life. God is good."

Barbara Bush died Tuesday at age 92 after battling COPD and congestive heart failure.

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