Lacey Chabert Welcomes Daughter Julia Mimi Bella

09/08/2016 at 05:15 PM ET

Lacey Chabert Nursery Main
Christine Farah Photography

So fetch: Lacey Chabert is a new mom!

The former Party of Five actress gave birth to her first child, daughter Julia Mimi Bella Nehdar, on Thursday, Sept. 1., she announced on Instagram.

“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you,’ ” Chabert wrote of her new bundle of joy with husband Dave Nehdar.

“#TBT to the best day of my life. One week ago I became a mom to this precious angel. Julia Mimi Bella. Julia, you are my heart’s deepest dream come true. I love you more than I could ever say. Welcome to this big beautiful world sweet girl!”

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The Mean Girls alum has been busy prepping for Julia’s arrival. In June, she shared stunning photos of her little girl’s feminine and whimsical nursery, featuring pink, cream and gray hues complete with faux fur, crystal and florals.

In July, Good Carma Studio hosted a baby shower for Chabert at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills. The bash, like Julia’s nursery, was outfitted with lots of pink and cream colors, complete with a dessert spread from Polkatots and stations where guests could write wishes and create scrapbook pages for her daughter.

“These past nine months have flown by and yet they’ve also felt like an eternity,” Chabert wrote in a PEOPLE blog post on Aug. 10. “It’s surreal and beyond exciting that my due date is finally approaching! In some moments I feel completely ready and in others, I panic that we have forgotten to take care of something before her arrival.”

Lacey Chabert Nursery Main
Christine Farah Photography

The actress has also been busy staying on schedule to film projects — including Hallmark’s upcoming holiday film A Wish for Christmas, in which she plays the protagonist Sara.

“Being able to do what I love for a living is a luxury for which I’m very thankful. That being said, being in nearly every shot of a movie, while growing a tiny human, was challenging,” Chabert wrote of the experience of hiding her bump on set in a June blog post for PEOPLE.

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klutzy_girl on

I love the name and the baby’s adorable. Congratulations to them!

Katie on

Love Lacey Chabert, and so happy their baby is here. Julia is beautiful! Kind of looks like her mother….I’ve always thought the last 2-3 weeks of a normal length pregnancy is a time when your mind prepares you for labor by desperately wanting the pregnancy to be DONE! LOL My first was about 4 weeks early, and I wasn’t tired of being pregnant yet, but the last was right on time, and wow! I couldn’t wait for that baby to come out! Lacey seems to be the kind of person I would enjoy knowing (or maybe she is just good at acting like that)…love that nursery, as well!

Callie on

The baby’s GORGEOUS and her name is just BEAUTIFUL and LOVELY

elegant gypsy on

Congrats, Lacey! Enjoy your baby; they grow up quickly. 🙂

guest on

Adorable name, beautiful baby!! Wasn’t Julia, Neve Campbell’s name on Party of Five?? Congrats!!

heytheregeorgy on

Named after her old Party of Five big sis! 😉 Gorgeous name and baby.

Lisa on

She’s so cute!!! Love her name

Angel on

what an ugly name. Poor baby.

Dawn Wyman on

@ Angel because North and Apple are so much better. At least it’s a real name and nothing that will get her picked on.

Anonymous on

Beautiful baby & beautiful name!

Lindsay on

“what an ugly name” — said the person named Angel?
at least Julia is a real name and not a figment of the parents imagination.

Heather on

That is an adorable baby!! So precious!! 💕

Anonymous on

@Angel Your parents basically named you after a stripper. Good luck with that.

Tee on

Oh my, what a beautiful baby! And I LOVE her name! Julia is my goddaughter’s name and I think it’s classic, simple and sweet and gorgeous.

Congratulations to Lacey and her husband on their beautiful baby daughter!

Sara on

Her messages to baby made me emotional. So beautiful!

Anonymous on

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww she is so cute and I love lacie and her movies.