Sarah Drew Welcomes Daughter Hannah Mali Rose

12/08/2014 at 07:25 PM ET

Sarah Drew Welcomes Daughter Hannah
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It’s a girl!

Grey’s Anatomy star Sarah Drew welcomed her second child with husband Peter Lanfer at 6:07 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born over three weeks early, daughter Hannah Mali Rose Lanfer weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz., and measured 21 inches.

“We are thrilled to welcome baby Hannah Mali Rose to our family,” the proud parents tell PEOPLE.

Despite keeping the sex a delivery surprise, the couple add, 2½-year-old son Micah Emmanuel “somehow knew she’d be a girl from the moment we told him we were pregnant. He is over the moon to be a big brother to sweet Hannah.”

The actress, who announced she was pregnant in July, recently told Fit Pregnancy that she planned to keep her birthing options open — especially after her unexpected labor with her firstborn.

“I wanted to try a natural birth, but I ended up having pregnancy toxemia. I was in horrific upper abdominal pain the whole night before he was born, and when I went to the hospital, they said, ‘We need to induce,’ ” she said in September.

“I cried about it. And then, dude, if I could get induced and get drugs and have every baby that way … it was amazing! I got the epidural and, within an hour, they gave me the Pitocin. He was out in six hours.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan


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Addie on

Awww, cute! And Hannah is the cutest name (and sort of funny considering one of Sarah’s big first roles was a Hannah). I actually totally thought she was having a boy because she seemed so tiny.

Guest on

Love her on Grey’s Anatomy! Congrats!

May on

Congrats to her and her family!

KathyNYC on

Congrats to Sarah and Peter. Love the name Hannah (just like your Everwood character). So happy for you all

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! And I love that they named her Hannah since the character was one of my favorites on Everwood (which they most likely weren’t even thinking about when they named the baby).

Cute name!

helpdeskkingsbrooke on

Congrats and bummed you didn’t get the natural delivery you wanted, but so glad you had a healthy delivery! I had to make a similar decision and spent several months depressed because of birth shaming. No shame in a healthy delivery! Love your children’s names.

LOL on

She looks really wonderful pregnant. If you cropped that picture empire waist up, you wouldn’t even be able to tell she was pregnant–no face bloat.

Tee on

Ach, a daughter, how wonderful! I am so glad to hear about the birth of Hannah! Congratulations to the family!

dita on

Do women really blame themselves for how they deliver a baby? I am stunned!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! And that’s a pretty good weight and length (the latter especially!) for more than three weeks early. Makes me wonder if her due date was mis-calculated.

Anonymous on

Okay, I was curious about when she was due, so I looked at the pregnancy announcement and it said December, which is this month. So how could she possibly have been over three weeks early?!

Mis JP on

So happy to hear that both mom and daughter is doing well. I love your daughter’s name, i can already tell it suits her well. I also love and admire your character on Greys Anatomy, you are such a phenomenal roll model, both inside and out. Love you and family

JMO on

Anonymous it’s Dec 8th she gave birth. Do the math. 3 weeks from now it’s still December!!

charlotte on

Congratulations on the new addition to the family! Lovely name too.

NP on

Good actress on Grey’s Anatomy. Happy for her.

Mary on

Dita, unfortunately yes, some women do blame themselves for not having the delivery they planned because there’s the pervasive attitude that if you aren’t doing it all natural, then you’re wrong and you’re harming your baby. I had epidurals for both deliveries and I have no regrets. In fact, having an epidural during my second delivery allowed me to have a VBAC rather than a repeat C. You can’t get any less ‘natural’ than a c-section…

angie on

Love the name. Congrats to Sarah and Peter!