Marisa Miller Welcomes Son Grayson Lee Bazyl

06/01/2015 at 12:05 PM ET

She’s a model mama — again!

Marisa Miller and her husband Griffin Guess welcomed their second child — another boy — on Friday, May 29, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 11:23 p.m. in Santa Cruz, California, son Grayson Lee Bazyl Guess weighed 8 lbs., 14 oz., and measured 21 inches long. He joins big brother Gavin Lee, 2½.

“My son Grayson is healthy and such a sweet baby. I feel so blessed and excited to see both my boys grow up together,” the actress, 36, tells PEOPLE.

“I felt very prepared for labor this time around. I was a little anxious as to when it would happen, though. Having a toddler at home, you have more to organize to make sure everything is taken care of while you’re gone at the hospital.”

Marisa Miller Welcomes Son Grayson Lee Bazyl
Courtesy Miller-Guess Family

Although the new mama admits labor was “so intense and the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” the couple received quite the surprise when their son was born in the caul, meaning his face and head were completely enclosed in the amniotic sac.

“In honor of such a cool thing, we gave him the second middle name Bazyl, which means Kingly,” Guess tells PEOPLE. “The veiled birth’s meaning is coined as ‘Kings by right,’ so we felt it was a perfect opportunity to make his name reflect a cool story like this. And yes, that is a dimple on the baby’s smiling face!”

Adds Miller, “I had such an amazing support system at the hospital and my family, I felt totally taken care of.”

In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE in November, the actress announced she was expecting again.

“Being a mother has been the biggest blessing in my life. To get to experience it all over again is really exciting,” she said.

And things got even sweeter when the couple found out they would be welcoming their second son.

“It will be awesome for Gavin to have a buddy,” Miller told PEOPLE. “I never had brothers, so raising a boy has been awesome.”


In the weeks leading up to her baby’s birth, the expectant model, who stripped down to bare her bump for PETA’s new campaign, spent her time prepping her firstborn for his role as big brother.

“I got him a baby doll, so he gives the baby a bottle and he’ll talk to him and tell me, ‘I want to give him the toy, I want to chase him,’ ” Miller said. “For a while, the baby was in his tummy, then after he got older and he really started to see my belly, then he started to understand what I was saying.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Sarah Michaud

FILED UNDER: Babies , Births , Marisa Miller , News

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Penny on

That is such a great capture! That little smile kills me! Such a sweet moment! Congrats Miller/ Guess gang!

Amanda on

My thoughts exactly Penny! What a lovely photo. Congrats!

lisa on

Beautiful picture. The baby has dimples!

kimmie on

He is precious!!

Guest on

Beautiful baby!!

Yep on

Little old man face, hehe!

Tara on

I don’t get why some people name their kids with the same letter. Of all the traditions to follow, what a lame one to choose.

Kim on

Marisa looked like LeAnn Rimes at first glance.

Juli on

Grayson looks like he’s smiling at his mama. What a gorgeous picture!

nelle on

Congradulations! Her son is beautiful, and cute little dimple. Is she still a model?

Sara K on

What a beautiful photo! His little smile and her look of pure love!

Lyanna on

Squeeeeee, he is just gorgeous. Enjoy those boys, and blessings:)

bobby on

what a beautiful image, baby is very cute. Congrats to you and the family. Love having boys. Good post PEOPLE

KL on

OMG how precious!! What a little bug!

Muse on

Such a cute picture. Congrats to them!

Babs on

Super cute infant!!!!! He has a dimple on his cheek!

Anonymous on

Tara- If I had to guess, I’d say they most likely just happened to like the name Grayson and didn’t even think of it sharing the same first letter as their older son’s name.:)

Anyway, congrats to them!

carolyn on

I have always had a special place in my heart for you Marisa, for you are such a wonderful example of a beautiful person inside & out. I adore the closeness you have with your whole lovely Family. Congratulations to all of you on another beautiful, adorable addition. Especially to Daddy, Griffin, Brother Gavin, and you my dear girl. Xoxos &❤ Carol.

carolyn on

Ps. It think it is a beautiful Tradition to follow with first names sounding nice with last names & suiting them. Especially when the names are as unique and lovey as Gavin and Grayson Guess. Meaningful.

V. on

And apparently CelebBabyLover/Anonymous is still at it. I wish PEOPLE would start to do something about her downright rabid moralizing and moderate or delete her comments. It’s truly becoming surreal.

V. on

And on a more positive note, what an adorable baby boy!

stacey on

I don’t know who this lady is, but what a PERFECT name. My little Grayson is 6.

life goes on on

What a cutie pie and such a sweet little smile.

denise on

A baby born in its caul is often thought to have the gift of discernment or second sight. Congrats on the baby! Love both names.

Valarie on

Grayson looks so adorable. Sweet picture!

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