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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.