*If you haven’t heard, actress Julia Pace Mitchell is now a mommy!
Last month, Pace Mitchell, formerly on “The Young and the Restless,” and her husband, Stephen L. Hightower, welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
Little Stephen L. Hightower III was born at 7:45am on May 24 in Middletown, Ohio. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 21 inches.
“Being new parents has brought us closer together, it’s all about teamwork,” Pace Mitchell, 27, told PEOPLE. “Little Stephen is awesome. Being a mom is the greatest role I will ever play.”
The couple announced the pregnancy in January, with Pace Mitchell telling PEOPLE: “I feel so blessed and hopeful about becoming a mommy for the first time.”
Below are pics of little Stephen (by Bella Baby Photography) as provided by Julia Pace Mitchell’s rep, Joseph Babineaux