March 24, 2011 05:30 PM

It s a girl for Vern Yip!

The Design Star judge and his partner welcomed a daughter, Vera Lillian Beatrix, via surrogate on March 12, he tells PEOPLE.

Vera joins big brother Gavin Joshua Mannox, 14 months.

“We are thrilled and excited to add a new member to our family. On March 12th, Vera Lillian Beatrix came into the world and she is perfect in every possible way,” Yip, 42, tells PEOPLE.

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“It is safe to say that we are all completely in love! Her big brother Gavin has already been taking good care of her, kissing her head and offering up his toys.”

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