Cerina Vincent's baby boy Nico is the actress's first child, while partner Mike Estes has a 16-year-old daughter named Keeley

By Jen Juneau Anya Leon
February 06, 2019 02:25 PM

It’s a boy for Cerina Vincent!

The actress — known for her roles on Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and as a mother of seven on Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle — has given birth to a son named Nicola Vincent Apollo Estes, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Baby Nico, as Vincent and partner Mike Estes will call him, was born at Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Whittier, California, at 9:26 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. He weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and measured 20 inches long.

“The stars aligned on Feb. 4 to be the most extraordinary moment of my life,” Vincent tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Our sweet baby boy came into this world and from that instant I now know a love deeper than I ever thought possible. I loved him when I carried him around for nine months, but this love … this love is immeasurable.”

“Love at first sight, yes, but truer and deeper than any words can describe,” she continues. “We feel so blessed to have a son and know a love like this.”

Cerina Vincent and son Nicola

Vincent’s baby boy — who arrived with the help of midwife Simona Istrate from the Natural Birth Center and doula Nina Phelan with The Soulful Birth — is her first child, while Estes has a 16-year-old daughter named Keeley.

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Cerina Vincent's son Nicola
Cerina Vincent and family

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Baby Nico’s parents drew inspiration for his moniker from multiple sources: family, Greek mythology and a little bit of pop culture thrown in for good measure.

“Nicola was my great-grandfather’s name on my father’s side, from Italy, and I always thought it was so beautiful,” Vincent tells PEOPLE. “Plus, my middle name is Nicole, so that felt meaningful too. We are using my last name, Vincent, as his first middle name.”

“Apollo is his second middle name, which has special significance to Mike’s 16-year-old daughter’s name,” she continues. “We love the Greek-mythology meaning — plus Mike’s a big Rocky fan.”

Mike Estes and Cerina Vincent
Cerina Vincent/Instagram

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Vincent, who celebrates her 40th birthday on Thursday, successfully kept her pregnancy news under wraps until she was 30 weeks along, sharing a set of baby-bump photos to Instagram on Thanksgiving.

“This #thanksgiving I am over the moon thankful. 🌙 As a new little heart beats inside of me, I can’t let this day of thanks pass without acknowledging (and ANNOUNCING) how grateful I am to soon be a Mama!” she wrote. “30 weeks today with a sweet little bambino💙”

“My darling @mikeestesstunts, I made a wish for a baby in the #trevifountain in #Rome with you by my side, and here we are,” Vincent continued. “THANK YOU for the sweet little miracle inside of me. So grateful to be on this love-filled, fun-filled, never-a-dull moment journey with you. 💙”

Cerina Vincent
Krista Bates Photography

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One day later, Vincent shared multiple posts featuring photos from the couple’s baby shower, which featured a celestial theme and was attended by guests including her Stuck in the Middle costars.

“Nine of my dearest friends on the planet came together and threw us a baby shower that was truly out of this world. ✨🌚🌙,” she captioned her first post. “Never have I felt so loved.”

Vincent continued her thanks with, “The fact that I get to bring this new little life into the world with a tribe of the most beautiful, extraordinary humans surrounding me. .. 😭 There are no words for my gratitude. Just tears of love.”

Estes couldn’t contain his excitement over becoming a dad again, posting a professional shot of Vincent showing off her baby bump in white lingerie and writing, “You truly are the most amazing woman I’ve ever met. Inspiring, graceful and sexy. I love you. And I’m excited to be a parent with you, @cerinavincent.”