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Baby Gladiator! Katie Lowes Welcomes Son Albee

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Motherhood? It’s handled.

Scandal star Katie Lowes announced the birth of her first child, son Albee on social media Thursday, which also happened to be the final season premiere of the ABC drama.

“Baby’s first # live tweet! Adam and I are thrilled to welcome Albee Shapiro into our family! We’re happy & healthy!” the new mom shared on Twitter and Instagram.

Lowes announced her pregnancy with husband Adam Shapiro in May, joking to Jimmy Kimmel that the then-parents-to-be — who wed in 2012 — had “zero names” in mind for their son on the way.

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The actress previously revealed her birth plan for the October cover story of Fit Pregnancy and Baby, explaining, “I wanted a doula because it’s my first baby and I want to be able to call her when I’m going into labor so she can come over and help us go through the early stage.”

She added, “My husband and I are both actors; we’re obviously dramatic. So we want someone who is able to say, ‘This is normal. You’re okay; let’s do another lap around the house. Let’s bounce on a ball, let’s walk down the street.’ ”

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Lowes, 36, explained to Fit Pregnancy and Baby that she doesn’t want to “rush to the hospital too soon” – not until she’s “officially freaked out.”

“But [the doula will] be there as our advocate and as someone who has gone through this many more times than we have,” she added.

Ahead of their baby’s arrival, Lowes said she only had one wish: “Now more than ever, to just please let my son be healthy and happy and safe. That’s all that matters.”