Daphne Oz Welcomes Daughter Philomena Bijou
Courtesy Daphne Oz
Update: The couple have named their newborn Philomena Bijou Jovanovic, Oz told The Chew audience Tuesday. Appearing via Skype, she shared a photo and told her cohosts that she and Jovanovic call their daughter “Philo” — and occasionally “PBJ.”
Originally posted Feb. 27: It’s a girl for Daphne Oz!
The Chew host, 28, welcomed her first child with husband John Jovanovic on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in New York City, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
The new addition arrived at at 10:03 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz. and measuring 20.5 inches long.
“Mom and baby are doing very well. We feel so blessed,” Jovanovic tells PEOPLE.
The couple are not releasing their daughter’s name at this time.
Oz, who announced her pregnancy on the show in September, told PEOPLE in December that she wasn’t finding out the sex of her baby until the delivery.
“Everything will be a surprise,” she explained, divulging that she’s planned a “luscious” cream-colored and white nursery for the little one. “If I found out by accident, I wouldn’t care, but I’m not going to ask.”
“It’s gone so fast,” Oz said of her first pregnancy. “Every bit of it has been an adventure and a lot of fun. I had a bit of morning sickness in the beginning but other than that it’s been such a breeze.”
An added bonus for being a host on ABC’s daytime food show? “I come to work and get fed delicious food! Chicken wings and cake at 9 a.m.? It’s a pregnant lady’s dream,” she jokes.
Oz also revealed that preparing for baby strengthened her union with her husband of three years.
“I didn’t feel like my husband and I could be any more in love,” she says. “Being pregnant, it has made our relationship so much better and just deeper. We are so connected now. And that’s been so much fun because it was such an unanticipated and special result.”
My daughter @DaphneOz delivered her first child! I’m holding my beautiful granddaughter now. Thank you for all the well-wishes & prayers!
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) February 27, 2014
J & I are loving every precious minute with our daughter! happier than we could have dreamed. thank you all for sharing so much sweetness xx
— Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) March 1, 2014
– Catherine Kast and Michele Corriston