By peoplestaff225
Updated January 14, 2007 07:26 PM
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Actors Boris and Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe welcomed their second child, Nicolas Neruda on October 31, 2006 – joining big sister Sophie, 22 months. Nicolas weighed in at 8 lbs, 2 oz, and his middle name is in honor of Nicole’s favorite poet, Pablo Neruda. Here are some highlights from the couple’s People interview:

To keep that memory of seeing his son for the first time, Boris took a picture of Nicolas right after he was born."It’s the most beautiful picture in the world – he was taking his first breath. The cord was still there, and he was looking up into the sky."

As for what it’s like for Sophie to have a new sibling, Nicole say that she absolutely loves it."[Sophie] kisses his toes before we put his socks on and pats his head when he cries. I keep wondering, ‘Where does she learn these loving things?’"

Boris also shared what it means to be a parent and how having children helped open his heart. He says, "Once you become a parent, you’re introduced to a whole new level of emotion. I want them to do well and conquer the world for them, like Superman. It’s as if a whole new chamber in my heart has opened up."