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Matt Cedeño: Witnessing My Son’s Birth Was ‘Surreal’

08/25/2013 at 07:45 PM ET

Matt Cedeño Son Jaxon Cruz
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He may not have been able to do all of the pushing, heavy breathing and sweating, but Devious Maids star Matt Cedeño played an important role in welcoming his now 2-week-old son Jaxon Cruz into the world.

“I was right there, as they say, in the catcher position,” Cedeño, 38, tells PEOPLE with a laugh.

“It was amazing — a blend of emotions for both my wife [Erica Franco Cedeño] and myself. It was really cool,” he adds.

But nothing — not even the sight of Robin Williams fainting in Nine Months — could prepare the actor for the miracle of birth in real life.

“You see movies and you hear about experiences, but until you’re actually there and witness it — it’s just … surreal,” says the proud dad.

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Matt Cedeño Welcomes Son Jaxon Cruz

08/21/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Matt Cedeno Welcomes Son Jaxon Cruz Matt Baron/Beimages

Matt Cedeño is a dad!

The Devious Maids star, 38, and his wife Erica Franco Cedeño welcomed their first child on Wednesday, Aug. 7, she announced Tuesday on Twitter.

Along with her Tweet, the new mom shared son Jaxon Cruz Cedeño‘s official announcement, which reveals he was born at 5:40 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz and measuring 19½ inches long.

“From heaven to us with great joy, we are proud to announce the birth of our baby boy!!!!” Franco Tweeted.

Although the couple — who wed in July 2009 — have only been parents for two weeks, Cedeño and his costars are already planning play dates.

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