Rich Sommer Welcomes Son Patrick Ryan

09/02/2010 at 05:00 PM ET
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There’s potential for a new employee at Sterling Cooper — Rich Sommer has welcomed a baby boy.

The Mad Men star’s wife Virginia delivered their second child, son Patrick Ryan Sommer, on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Patrick weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz., is 21 inches long and joins big sister Beatrice, 2½.

“We are loving hanging with our happy, healthy baby boy, and appreciate our family and friends joining us in celebrating this exciting time,” Sommer, 32, tells PEOPLE in a statement.

“Also, he looks way better than I do in a onesie.”

Speaking with PEOPLE Saturday night, the actor promised not to evoke a notorious ’60s dad in the hospital waiting room.

“I’ll try to remain coherent at all times so that I’m not the terrible father that welcomes his son into the world in a fog of pain and alcohol,” Sommer joked. However, he does have the perfect excuse — he was only trying to stay in character: “Son, I was rehearsing.”

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Kate Hogan and Scott Huver

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susan powers on

Happy for you…Love your show so so much.

meghan on

Yah! Very happy for all three of you!

Dana on

More good news from the Mad Men- Congrats!

CelebBabyLover on

I like their name choice. 🙂

Rachel-Jane on

Haha Patrick Ryan! That was my grandfather’s name, and his father’s, and various other relatives. Congrats.

Lori on

Wow! The kid has a normal name! 🙂

Jen on

Congrats! Love him on Mad Men. 🙂

Raleigh on

love the name combination! not to bizarre & still lovely!

Mrs. R on

YAH! I love his character on Mad Men, and liked his comments in the press before about his family. Congratulations!

Julie Sommer Bibbee on

Congratulations on the new addition to the family in California from the family in West Virginia. And congratulations on your professional success as well!

Jane on

Yayyyyyy 🙂 Rich is my cousin! So proud of him.