Marisa Miller Welcomes Son Gavin Lee

12/14/2012 at 04:00 PM ET

Marisa Miller Welcomes Son
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She’s moved on from deary, cheery and weary to pure baby bliss.

Marisa Miller and her husband, music producer Griffin Guess, are parents after welcoming their first child on Thursday, Dec. 13, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Gavin Lee Guess was born in Santa Cruz, Calif. at 7:58 p.m., weighing in at 8 lbs., 10 oz. and measuring 22¼ inches long.

“I’m completely overjoyed by the birth of our son. I feel so blessed to be a mom and am so excited to experience this next part of life,” the model, 34, tells PEOPLE.

After confirming she was expecting in June, and in July announcing she was having a baby boy, the former Victoria’s Secret model concentrated on healthy habits during her pregnancy — a decision that clearly paid off for Miller.

Baring her bump for a series of black and white photos, the mom-to-be told she was committed to fully embracing her new body.

“Gaining weight is part of charting your progress,” the actress, who will next star opposite Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D., explained. “Yes, I was seeing numbers I had never seen before, but I let go of that because I had a new goal and focus.”

— Anya Leon

RELATED: Marisa Miller’s Pregnancy Blog

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Anonymous on

Congrats! Very cute name!!

Anonymous on

a pleasant surprise to see you gave birth in the s.c! Shows you are proud of OUR hometown. Congrats!

Sister Eva on

Can not wait to see Marisa’s baby soon!! Wow. Love it. Happy news on a sad day in our nation . LOVE

fanofboardwalkempire on

congratulations to the happy family!

Katie on

Yay!! I LOVE the name Gavin..!

Steph on

YAY congrats marisa, what a cute name, GLG.:)

Bubba Guzman on


Anonymous on

A nice surprise to see you gave birth in the s.c! Shows you are proud of OUR hometown. Congrats!

4mom on

I think that all of the people who criticized her for her lack of weight gain owe her an apology. Clearly from the size of this baby he was in no way deprived. Congratulations and hope you treasure every second with your new baby.

Alexandra on

Aww, I love his name!

Addie on

Congratulations on the birth of a healthy baby boy! Gavin is a very cute name 🙂

Marky on

Great name! Love the way it sounds and look forward to seeing pictures. He was a big one!

lala on

How the heck did she have an 8lbs, 10oz baby, inside her belly?! She was so tiny!

Anonymous on

Another “model” who had a boob job… ALL the VS models do. Natural? hahahahahahaha…..

Anonymous on

Awww, congrats to them, and I love the name!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Old fashioned name to me, but to each their own.

jj on

Huge baby…good work, girl!

Tara on

i’m waiting for one of these models to get pregnant, gain weight, and stay fat.

Anonymous on

Jealous much Tara?

Anonymous on

Tara- Um, models DO gain weight when pregnant. In order for them not to, the baby, placenta, amniotic fluid, etc. would weigh nothing! And if a model stayed “fat” after giving birth, she’d almost certainly lose her job!

Anonymous on

Guest- I don’t know why you and others feel the need to bash Jessica. Yes, she overindulged. So what?! She’s not the first pregnant woman to do so, won’t be the last, AND rather than try to make excuses for her excessive weight gain, she’s admitted that she’s human and made a mistake.

I just don’t get why she gets criticized for gaining too much weight while pregnant, while other celebs who do the same aren’t!

Sass027 on

I love the name Gavin! I too thought she was too thin while pregnant, she proved everyone wrong! What a good sized baby boy.

Rachel83706 on

Weird! I got really confused for a second because in this pic she looks like Mariska Hargitay (although a bit younger – and no “k” in the name)