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Jaimee Foxworth Welcomes Son Michael Douglas Shaw Jr.

05/29/2009 at 04:45 PM ET
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It’s a boy! Former Family Matters actress Jaimee Foxworth and her longtime boyfriend, Michael Shaw, welcomed son Michael Douglas Shaw Jr. today, May 29th, in Los Angeles, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby boy, who was 10 days overdue, weighed in at 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was 19 ¼ inches long.

“This is the best day of my life,” Jaimee, 29, shared – via text! – from the delivery room. “I am so excited to be a mother and I also look forward to getting back to work.”

When she announced her pregnancy in December, Jaimee told PEOPLE, “I haven’t been this happy in years.”

The actress faced some tough times after being written off of Family Matters, turning to drugs and eventually ending up on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. However, with a new baby and a new outlook on life, Jaimee is ready to rebuild. She shared with PEOPLE, “I’ve been through a lot of pain in the past and … I now look forward to years of joy to share with my child.”

First up for Jaimee – after spending some time with baby! – is an episode of the new reality series Life After, airing in August on TV One.

Source: PEOPLE

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Jas on

Congrats to Jaimee and her boyfriend!! Nice to hear her moving on and living her life to the fullest. Wish them the best!

Brooklyn on

It’s kind of funny that it’s Michael Douglas. =P In any case, Congrats!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

First thing I thought of was of the actor, although I know Douglas is the baby’s middle name, but he automatically came to mind, lol. Being in NZ don’t know who she is, but congrats on a healthy baby boy anyhow.

isa maria on

Wow the baby is tiny. My son was 7 days overdue and weighed 9lbs 5oz! He was also 22.5 inches though. Congratulations on the new arrival.

meghan on

Best wishes for better days ahead for Jaimee and her new family!

alexia kaelyn on

Congrats to Jaimee and her boyfriend!

morgan on

I LOL’d at her “welcoming Michael Douglas”. Congrats to her and her boyfriend!

Emily on

that’s my dad’s name!

Daniella on

Wow, that’s a tiny baby for being so long overdue! But at least he’s healthy though :) I was 14 days overdue & weighed a wapping 10 lbs 9ozs. My poor, poor mum, I don’t know how she managed it.

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Is tiny but I had a friend who’s daughter was was 7 days late and weighed only 5pds 10oz, baby and mum both healthy and no preeclampsia or other complications to explain smallish birthweight. Her first was a pound heavier but nearly 10 days late, just meant to have small bubs in her case!

TV on

For those surprised at the low weight of the baby you should remember that Jaimee was still doing drugs when she found out that she was pregnant. So I think that it actually makes sense as to him being so small despite having been overdue. For the sake of her child and new family I hope that Jaimee is able to remain sober and have a happy life.

Rachel-Jane on

My sister was 16 days overdue and 7lbs 5oz, I was 8 days overdue and only 5lbs 14oz (my other siblings were roughly a week and 7lbs something). Just because you’re late doesn’t mean you’re gonna be big.

Congratulations to the family.

Patrice on

10 days overdue and STILL only 6lbs? Thank goodness he had more time! Hope all is well : )

Morgan on

I’m not surprised at the birth weight; I was 13 days overdue, had no health problems and my daughter was 5lbs 4.6oz at birth. I don’t recall Jaimee still using drugs when she found out she was pregnant; it just stated she’d had those issues in the past. A low birth weight doesn’t always mean the mother’s doing drugs.

liz on

the due date could’ve been miscalculated also. maybe he’s early.. it doesn’t really matter, tho. he’s a healthy baby. =D Congrats!

TV on

Morgan, she’s less than a year fully sober. They found out she was pregnant when she was six weeks along. She had stopped drinking a few months before that but was still trying to kick the drugs. My guess is that this baby came along at the perfect time for her to turn her life around for the better.

Manette on

Congratulations Jaime and Michael, thanks so much for giving my brother the son he always wanted. I wish you two the best.

KiKi on

Is she still doing porn?

Mel on

God is blessing you both. The baby is so adorable!

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