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Teresa Castillo Welcomes Daughter Victoria Milani

06/03/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Teresa Castillo Welcomes Daughter Victoria Milani Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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.

– Anya Leon

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bitsy on

So happy for her. I just love her on GH and now she has a baby in real life too! All the best to the family.

Alicia on

Congratulations! I love you on GH and so glad Patrina had a baby too :)

Alicia on

Best wishes to you and your family! I’m sure your daughter will be as gorgeous as you are! Love you on GH and hope you return when you are ready – Patrick and Emma need you!

Suzie on

HUGE congratulations! Her story on GH is so horribly tragic right now. Love how sweet she seems to be. I have no doubt she will make a fabulous mother. :)

SillySally on

Dear God, you DO realize Patrick and Emma aren’t real people, don’t you?

ELC on

Congrats to the happy couple and their new addition to the family. Love the name. Just enjoy her.

Ally on

Congrats to the family! What a beautiful name for the baby. I think she does a great job on GH.

Alicia on

The GH Patrick and Sabrina references are meant to be funny! Get a grip SillySally!

GP Stoll on

I just love her! Congrats!

Reine on

Congratulations Teresa & your husband. Not so happy with your baby on GH though. Enjoy your time off but will be happy to see you again on GH.

Anonymous on

She’s so adorable! So happy for their little family! <3 GH!

Lisa on

So happy for her and her husband!!! Love her character on GH and hope to see a quick return! Be blessed :)

Yikes on

So they named her after an online dating service for people looking for extramarital affairs..?

Debi Tisdale on

Congrats on your new baby girl!

JEANETTE GUALDUCCI on

im so happy for you i thought you were really pregnant and i told my dtr , she did not believe me congrats to you and your husband how nice3. love you on general hospital.

ninfa riijas on

Congratulaions Teresa and Shane on your baby girl Victoria. I’m sure you fell in love with her the minute you saw her. Best wishes to both of you. May God Bless you both and the enjoyment you will have to see victoria grow up. Hope to see you back on GH

Leslie loos on

Will she be coming back to the show after maternity leave I hope so I love on the show

Anonymous on

That’s my daughters bday !!!! Congrats

Pat on

Congrats to Teresa and the family!

Penny on

I knew she was really pregnant. Every time I would see her, I thought to myself she looks like she is really pregnant. I have been around enough pregnant women in my life, which is more than I can count on both my hands and feet, to know when I see a pregnant woman. Best of health and happiness to Teresa and her new baby girl Victoria and the whole family….May GOD bless you all!!!

Marie on

Congrats, love you on GH.

Could tell thru the glasses, that you were beautiful from the beginning!

sizzlinsuzie on

Congrats! We are so happy for you!

angelia on

I don’t want her to leave GH!

Anonymous on

Yikes- It says right in the post that the middle name is to honor her father’s Hawiian heritage. And the site is called Victoria Milan, not Victoria Milani, btw. ;)

Erica Cabalero on

Yay cousin! You’ll absolutely adore having a little girl =)

Sandra on

Awww, her daughter and my son share the same birth date. I really miss baby toes and fat baby bellies and just all that baby stuff.

Guest on

Lovely dresses!

Kimberly on

Awww, congrats and I love her name too, very pretty!! :)

Yay! on

Congratulations!

Linda Parulis on

What a wonderful actress and mother now . Your character is one of my favorite on general hospital. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous on

Congratulations to Teresa and Shane! I’m sure Victoria is absolutely beautiful.

lynnie on

Congratulations and I love the classic beautiful name you chose!

Linda T on

Congratulations on your new daughter. I’m sure you will be a fantastic mother. Can’t wait till you are back on GH.

Anonymous on

Pretty name. Congrats!

123pearlyet on

We miss you and congrats on your baby girl. And I want to see you with Patrick and I want you guys to have a baby on GH..

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