Her latest trip to the hospital was her best yet: Teresa Castillo‘s baby girl is here!
The General Hospital actress and her husband Shane Aaron welcomed their first child on Thursday, May 29, at 10:32 p.m. in Los Angeles, she confirms to PEOPLE.
Daughter Victoria Milani – whose middle name pays homage to her dad’s Hawaiian roots — weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 20 inches long.
“We are completely overjoyed to finally have our little girl in our arms,” Castillo, 30, tells PEOPLE.
The new mom was ecstatic to find out she was expecting a daughter, but nothing could prepare her for the moment she first laid eyes on her baby.
“It was completely surreal. I couldn’t believe that this was the little person living in my belly for nine months,” she says. “She was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.”
Sharing in that special moment was Aaron, who is already being praised as a fabulous father. “Shane was by my side through the whole thing — cheering me on, taking care of me,” Castillo shares.
“He has been the most amazing husband through the whole pregnancy, labor and delivery, and is already a great dad.”
Next up for the first-time parents? “Spending the summer loving our little girl,” Castillo says.
My husband and I are happy to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Victoria Milani. She was born on May 29th. We are in LOVE.
— Teresa Castillo (@TeresaLuvz) June 3, 2014
– Anya Leon