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Kate Levering Welcomes Son Holden Robert

08/28/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Kate Levering Welcomes Son Holden Robert Courtesy Jahangiri Family

She once said there would be plenty of time for “freaking out” later in her pregnancy — and Kate Levering was right.

The Drop Dead Diva star, 34, and her husband Reza Jahangiri welcomed a son — one month early! — on Thursday, July 18, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

Born at 9:35 p.m. in Newport Beach, Calif., Holden Robert Jahangiri weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz and measured 18 inches.

Since announcing she was expecting her first child, Levering had been enjoying an easy pregnancy — up until her water unexpectedly broke at 3 a.m., forcing the parents-to-be to scramble.

“We were in no way prepared for an early delivery. I had only been home from shooting Drop Dead Diva for nine days,” Levering tells PEOPLE, adding the couple had yet to buy a car seat or pack hospital bags.
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