April Hernandez-Castillo Welcomes Daughter Summer Rose

10/03/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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April Hernandez-Castillo is a mom!

The actress, 32, and her husband, producer Jose Castillo, welcomed their first child, daughter Summer Rose Castillo, on Sept. 30, her rep tells PEOPLE.

Hernandez-Castillo was induced Friday evening, but delivered via cesarean on Sunday afternoon after a pre-eclampsia diagnosis.

Born at 1:15 p.m., the healthy baby girl weighed in at 7 lbs., 5 oz. and is 19 inches long. Mom is doing well, recovering from surgery and resting with her new daughter.

Hernandez-Castillo, who starred as Eva in Freedom Writers and played Officer Cira Manzon on Dexter, announced her pregnancy in April.

The following month, she told PEOPLE she was expecting a girl — and had her baby names chosen already.

“We actually had names picked out way before we even became pregnant,” she said at the time. “We are still deciding on a theme for the nursery, but I do know there will be lots of pink!”

— Sarah Michaud

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seila on

i absolutely love the name summer! congrats!!

Anonymous on

Finally it’s happen! After she was 5 days overdue and has a few days-silence after she was headin to the hospital i was scared about her and her girl, but now… CONGRATS to April & Jose! Summer Rose Castillo is absolutely good name! I’m happy that all fine!

Anonymous on

I hope Summer Rose is the first name and not first and second. Its beautiful

MollyF on

Congrats. And Summer Rose is a beautiful name.🙂

granny jan on

Love her name…..

Krista on

Cute name!! Congrats to the happy family.

Kat on

No idea who this woman is, but congratulations. Beautiful name for a girl.

Mom of 5 on

No idea who she is but congrats!

Shelly on

My daughter’s name is Somerset Rose, but we call her Summer Rose sometimes. Naturally, I love the name!

queenofhearts on

Congratulations to April & Jose on the birth of baby Summer Rose!!!

Lauren on

It kind or reminds me of Sunday Rose (Nicole Kidman’s daughter) I had to reread it! I love the name though. It is very pretty!

Sharon on

What a beautiful name! Congratulations!

Anonymous on

What a beautiful name!