David Walton and Majandra Delfino Welcome Son Louis Augustus

11/16/2013 at 09:00 PM ET

David Walton, Majandra Delfino Welcome Son Louis Augustus
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It’s a boy — a bit early!

Actors David Walton and Majandra Delfino welcomed their second child — a month before his due date — at 9:08 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

In Ojai, Calif. at the time, the couple were caught off-guard when their son “decided to begin his journey into the world” weeks ahead of his anticipated arrival.

Following an “action-packed trip back to Los Angeles” — which included one quick hospital visit and a “close call on the side of the road” — Louis Augustus Walton arrived at Cedars-Sinai weighing in at 8 lbs., 7 oz.

“Louis (pronounced LOU-ee) is as healthy as can be,” Walton, who recently appeared on New Girl and stars on NBC’s About a Boy early next year, tells PEOPLE. “We couldn’t be happier with our very early Christmas gift.”

Walton, 35, and Delfino, 32, are already parents to 17-month-old daughter Cecilia Delphine.

Baby Louis’ premature birth wasn’t the only surprise. In June, Delfino admitted that while she and Walton were not finding out the sex prior to delivery, they were betting on a baby girl.

“My husband’s got so many sisters that we feel it’s in his genetics to just make girls,” the actress — whose CBS sitcom Friends with Better Lives premieres mid-season — said.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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Anonymous on

Over 8 lbs for a month early….sounds like dates were off a little !

Heather on

Not necessarily. I went full term with all my kids and my last one was over 9lbs. Birth weights can vary greatly from baby to baby and person to person. Her husband is tall so, a bigger baby wouldn’t be unusual.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! And good thing he was born early- it makes me sore just thinking about what Majandra would have probably been up against had she gone to term!

Anonymous on

Also, I wonder why they didn’t just have the baby at the first hospital they visited?

authorbethanydaniel on

All the Roswell cast is having babies this year! Loved her as Maria 🙂 Congrats!

Carrow on

Wow 8lbs and he was a month early!?! Lol did the Dr get her due date wrong? He could’ve been a good 10lbs by his actual due date.

Congratulations to the Walton family!!!

Melinda on

CelebBabyLover, Ojai is about an hour and a half outside of LA. They probably stopped by the hospital to get checked once they realized she was in labor and be sure they had enough time to get home. It’s not like you start having pains and the baby drops out – you usually would have time to get back to deliver with your doctor. Probably not the most pleasant car ride though!

And yeah, David is 6’4″ so it’s not a surprise they had a big baby. If you look at Cecilia’s birth announcement, she was 9 lbs., 3 oz.

Anonymous on

Congratulations to the Walton Family

Anonymous on

She could have had Gestational Diabetes, either diagnosed or not. That is one of the most common reasons for big babies.

ME on

Finally a November baby! I was born in November and I love to see who else has a baby in November. It doesn’t seem to be a very popular birth month, which kind of makes me sad because I’m glad I was born in November. Although I admit that I don’t know who these two people are, congrats anyway on your new November baby!!

Lyoness on

Beautiful names for both of their children. I love Augustus as a middle name. Congratulations!

guest on

Having gestational diabetes doesn’t always make you have bigger babies. My daughter was born 7.4 lbs and was over due. I’m on my second pregnancy and have gd again but has only gained 10lbs so far. I doubt my baby would be big.

Anonymous on

ME- You’re right that not many babies seem to be born in November- which is really odd considering the fact that it happens to be nine months after Valentine’s Day. You’d think that would make it the most popular birth month! 😉