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Eric Ladin Welcomes Son Maxfield David

12/23/2012 at 12:00 AM ET

Eric Ladin Welcomes Son Maxfield David
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Eric Ladin is one killer new dad.

The former Killing actor and his wife Katy welcomed their first child, son Maxfield David Ladin, on Friday, Dec. 21 in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Wow! The last 24 hrs have been the best of my life. Forever changed, I am now a father,” the actor says.

Announcing the pregnancy in May, the first-time father admitted he and his fashion designer/stylist wife were thrilled to be starting a family — despite entering into the unknown.

“Katy and I couldn’t be happier, we have always wanted to be parents. Now what the hell do we do?” Ladin, 34, joked.

Eric Ladin Welcomes Son Maxfield David
Courtesy Eric Ladin

– Anya Leon with reporting by Michelle Tan

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Heather on

Too bad they didn’t name him Al!

kjc on

I don’t know this couple, and have never heard the name Maxfield before, but I think I like it. Different, but not strange. Congrats on the new babe!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! I love the name, and am guessing Maxfield is probably Katy’s maiden name or some other family surname. :)

Taraakapinky on

Maxfield is funky but traditional, I actually really like it. Max is an adorable nickname, too :)

Anonymous on

He’s so cute can’t wait to have mine.

yesman on

Darling! Babies bring so much joy to a family.

On another note…bring back The Killing!

Bree on

I have absolutely no clue who they are but what an adorable little man!! He is such a doll!!

Anonymous on

Awww, he’s adorable! :)

Mary on

Cutie pie, punch those chubby little cheeks, baby and I have the same birthday.

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