Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward Welcome Daughter Monroe Christine
The couple of over seven years welcomed a daughter, Monroe Christine Lewis, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 4:22 p.m, they announced on social media.
“At 4:22pm today, I grew up. Welcome Monroe Christine Lewis,” Lewis, 46, wrote in a Facebook post.
Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter.
Lewis and Edward revealed their exciting news of a baby on the way via surrogate exclusively to PEOPLE in May.
“We are very excited, but I’m also a little terrified,” Lewis said at the time. “I’m trying to decide if I’m more terrified or excited, but I think it’s normal.”
He also shared that unlike Edward, he wasn’t quite as prepared when it came to practical aspects of impending fatherhood.
“I haven’t read a single thing,” he said. “I will probably just wing it, but Gage is already on book three. That’s kind of how we are. I’m a last-minute kind of guy, so in that final hour, I will probably be speed-reading and just kind of pulling out the highlights, where Gage will already be the expert.”
Just weeks before welcoming their baby girl, Lewis took to Instagram to share his feelings about their growing family.
“Holy s—. We’re having a baby,” Lewis said in the finale of his show in September.
In July, the reality star told PEOPLE that he and his partner had some second thoughts about their soon-to-arrive daughter’s sleep space.
“We decided that we were going to quickly redo the nursery,” he said. “I am waiting for that room to be finished so I can start loading it with everything we need. I’m very organized so for me this is kind of torture, that last-minute stuff.”
Related Video: Baby Girl on the Way for Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward
After multiple attempts at adoption didn’t pan out for the couple, they decided surrogacy was the best route for them — and luckily, it worked.
“This has been a three or four year process for us,” Lewis told PEOPLE in May. “There were so many obstacles along the way, but there’s a happy ending. I can’t tell you how grateful and appreciative we are.”
“A lot can change in just a 12-month period, and this has just been one of those incredible growth years,” the home designer added in July.