Alana De La Garza Welcomes Daughter Liv Elena

07/14/2013 at 03:15 PM ET

Alana De La Garza Welcomes Daughter Liv Elena
Courtesy Alana De La Garza; Inset Michael Kovac/WireImage

It’s a girl for Alana De La Garza!

The actress, 36, and husband Michael Roberts welcomed their second child on Sunday, July 7, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Liv Elena Roberts was born weighing 8 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 19½ inches long.

“[The second I saw her] I was just overwhelmed with pure joy and love. I know it sounds cliché, but that’s exactly how I felt,” De La Garza tells PEOPLE.

“It feels like our little family is complete. She’s been here a week and I just can’t imagine our lives without her.”

De La Garza and Roberts are also parents to 2½-year-old son Kieran Thomas, who has been busy reveling in his role as big brother.

“He was so excited and in awe! He kept kissing her forehead and saying ‘Baby sista’s not in Mama’s belly anymore!'” she says. “It was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen and most proud I’ve ever been.”

In February, the former Law & Order star shared that she was expecting a daughter, later adding that her son was eager to meet his baby sister and had even developed a penchant for playing with his mama’s pregnant belly.

“[Kieran] crawled in our bed to cuddle. A minute later I feel his little fingers poking my belly button. I gently move them and tell him to rest,” De La Garza told Latina.

“Thirty seconds later, I feel him poking my belly again! I look over and say, ‘Honey, what are you doing?’ He looks up at me and whispers, ‘I’m playing with the baby!’ I melted.”

— Lee Hernandez

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Paula on

What a doll, w/ a beautiful head of hair.

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bonkerbengal on

Now that’s a cutie pie and what hair she has.. what a precious gift…. god bless her

Joyce on

Wow shes beautiful and look at all that hair 🙂 Congrats Mom & Dad

klutzy_girl on

Aw, she’s really cute and I love the baby’s name. Congratulations to them!

Nancy on

What a cutie pie!

Momofthree on

So precious!

Judi Cornfield on

It’s a girl for Alana De La Garza! Now this is class. Showing mom and baby and looking so happy. Not acting like it’s a big secret. Alana is proud enough to show the world her new little girl. Thank you for being one of classiest stars. All best wishes to you and your family. ❤

Lauren Lev on

Thank Gd. a normal , beautiful name one letter off from lev, which is heart.

Sharon on

Oh my God shes smiling! How precious! Congratulations and best wishes…love the name! A boy and a girl…perfect 🙂

Julie on

Gorgeous baby! LOVE her name! Congrats Alana, Michael, and Kieran!

Jayda on

Georgeous name!

tcvajv on

Beautiful baby, beautiful name! Congrats!

MJ on

Look at all that hair! Absolutely PRECIOUS!!

Isabel on

What a gorgeous little girl!

Cinder Lou on

I’ve loved Alaina since she played Rosa Santos on All My Children. How beautiful they both are: mom and baby! Happiest wishes to your beautiful family.

Shawna on

Beautiful baby but I would have named her Olivia, not Liv and then called her Liv as a nickname. My daughter is Olivia and we call her Liv all the time but at least she has the option of using Olivia when she is older (she’s 10 right now). I’m not a fan of using nicknames as a full name.

meme on

The most beautiful baby girl in the world!……meme

Anonymous on

cute and a normal name!

Mark on

what a sweetie pie… happy from birth (and probably before birth)…. smile

Anonymous on


Anonymous on

Gorgeous baby!!!

Charli on

That is one sweet baby. She made me melt and smile at the same time.

karli on

so cute

Julia on

Beautiful – congratulations

Mamatothreegirls on

I don’t know the actress, but what a sweet picture and beautiful name! My oldest daughter’s name is Elena, so I’m a bit partial!

Tee on

Gorgeous baby, congrats!

Bree on

What a cutie pie!! I LOVE her name, so pretty!!

Really loving all that hair and those round cheeks 🙂 My daughter was the exact same weight when she was born but almost 5 inches longer so she never had nice big cheeks and a soft baby face like that (She is our string bean baby!! She eats almost non-stop but is always on the run and doing something so has already lost all her baby weight at 19 months 😦 )

Congrats to the whole family on their precious new arrival 🙂

Natalie on

What a beautiful name and baby!

Kellie on

She is beautiful! Look at that hair! Awesome birthday, as it is my son’s an mine! Welcome to the July 7 th club!

amy on

Gorgeous,just like her mother.

Anonymous on

the baby is beautiful. I LOVE that little smile on her face.

Her children both have great names. Isn’t it refreshing to read that this couple actually can name TWO children decent names and not go over the top in order to prove just how CREATIVE they are.

Jennifer on

So cute

Anonymous on

Liv is a stand alone Scandinavian name, meaning “life”. It has nothing to do with Olivia.

Ella on

Love the name Liv!

Carrie on

Very cute!!!

Rafferty on

From babynamesworld:

“A popular nickname for Olivia, Liv is actually a fullname in its own right, but has only had sporadic use in English-speaking countries.”



Natalie on

Shawna as others have said Liv is a full name.

I think it’s a beautiful name and hope it doesn’t become super popular.

At least she didn’t name her pancake.

Terra on

Oh my goodness…could she be anymore perfect? She’s sooooo beautiful!! Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!! God Bless and Congrats!!!

taradawes on

pretty baby with such a wonderful head of hair! Really like the name she chose as well.

Me on

Cute little baby girl

Leila on

What a smile, what a face. Adorable!