September 10, 2010 02:30 PM

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Winnie Cooper’s a mom — former Wonder Years star Danica McKellar has given birth to her first child, a boy.

Son Draco Verta arrived on Tuesday evening, Sept. 7, McKellar’s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and takes his moniker — which means dragon — from the constellation of the same name.

“We are humbled, overjoyed and so grateful for this miraculous gift,” McKellar and husband Mike Verta tell PEOPLE. “It’s like we’ve only now just learned the true meaning of love.”

McKellar, 35 — now a mathematician and author of three books on the subject, including the current bestseller HOT X: Algebra Exposedwed composer Verta in March 2009. They announced the pregnancy one year later.

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Kate Coyne

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