Samantha Harris welcomes daughter Josselyn Sydney

09/23/2007 at 03:04 PM ET

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Dancing With the Stars and E! News co-host Samantha Harris, 33, and her husband Michael Hess welcomed their first child, a daughter, early this morning in Los Angeles.

Josselyn Sydney arrived a few weeks early, weighing in at 6 lbs, 12 oz and 20 inches when she made her debut at 1:49 am. Needless to say, Samantha will be missing the DWtS premiere tomorrow evening, despite her best intentions! In a statement, Samantha said,

Michael and I are ecstatic to have a little girl to welcome into ourlives. We can’t wait to introduce her to ourfamily and friends in the morning!

The pair announced the pregnancy in April and chose not to find out the sex until delivery. Click here for the pregnancy diary Samantha kept for Fitness magazine.

Source: E!

Thanks to CBB reader Kathy.

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gianna on

Congrats to them, and that’s a decent normal name. I like sydney better than josselyn actually, just my opinion. On anther note I’m happy she won’t be on DWTS, she tends to annoy me on that show lol.

Alex on

How sweet! I love the name. So happy for them. I was under the impression she would have a boy…I was wrong. I can’t wait to see little Josselyn.

Megan on

Aww yay! I am so happy for Samantha and Michael on the arrival of their little one! I love the name…unique but not weird and very pretty and feminine! I can’t wait to see pictures of their wee one! Congrats to the family and welcome to the world Josselyn Sydney!

Lola on

Aww congrats!

Heather on

WOW! Another girl. We are on a roll now. Congrats to Samantha and the family.

Devon on

Congrats Samantha and Michael! That’s so exciting that she had a girl. Love the name. Different but beautiful.

legemc on

Aw, cute name! I had a feeling it was a girl! Congratulations to them both!

Brooke on

How wonderful for them….and such a beautiful name! I wonder if they’ll show a picture of her tomorrow night on DWTS?? Fingers crossed!

Charly on

Another girl!!
Congratulations to them both, i bet she is beautiful. And her name is so pretty!

caramel on

a HUGE congratulations to Sam and family! and i love that name, Josselyn…keeping it traditional and simple. I wonder if we’ll get to see the baby soon.

regina on

awww! congrats to both of them!! the baby’s name is beautiful!!!

Samantha on

I’m not really loving the first name…. Sydney is very cute though! Congrats! Sure she’s beautiful!

Jenna on

Congrats Samantha and Michael. I really love the name they chose. I wonder who will co-host DWTS tomorrow night, I’d heard possibly Drew Lachey would be substituting, but I haven’t heard anything confirmed, yet.

Maya on

Yay! Congrats to her! Girls are the best! I was so hoping for a girl for myself (which I got :)) but I couldn’t wait 9 months in anticipation like Samantha‚Ķ

gianna on

Congrats to her,cute normal name too.

Zeina on

Yay! Maybe she’ll finally stop posing with her hand on her belly!

Jennifer on

Congratulations to Samantha & Michael! I love the name they chose for their daughter…I bet she’s an absolute cutie. I wish them all the best. :-)

legemc on

Drew Lachey would be awesome! I wondered if it might be Lisa Rinna.

J.M. on

I like the name. congrats to the family.

J.J. on

I was right. It is a girl!! Congrats to Samantha and her hubby on the birth of little Josselyn. Can’t wait to see pics. Bet she’ll be gorgeous!

Kat on

as high as she was carrying, I knew it would be a girl.

Jenn on

Congrats. Not loving the first name either. Sydney is cute and very popular right now.

preesi on

We can hardly wait to see the Baby Holding Pose!

…..and comment on how she holds the baby the same in EVERY PICTURE!

preesi on

Hey! My comment was humorous, not offensive.

amanda on

Congrats to Samantha and Michael!I guessed it was a girl and I was right. Love the Name Josselyn Sydney.It’s Different but very pretty.Can’t wait to see pics!

FC on

Girl deliveries are running wild! ;) And I love what she and Michael named her. So cute! Congratulations to them! :)

Jenn on

Should be spelled Jocelyn. The twist reminds me of Joss Stone. Probably going to be her nickname.

Campbell on

Jenn~ Joss Stone’s name is Joscelyn Eve Stoker… so you could be right. IF they choose to use a nickname. I think the spelling is just as cute as any of the other potential ways to spell it. I have a 20 yr. old that is named Alexandria. If she is called Alex by someone, she politely corrects them. Congratulations to S&M.

Jillian on

I have a Joselyn in class (I’m a teacher) and she goes by Josie. I think it’s a cute name!

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