The Blues Traveler frontman welcomed a baby girl with wife Jordan on Monday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively

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Updated November 25, 2015 04:30 PM
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Cue the run around: John Popper is a dad!

The Blues Traveler frontman is a first-time father after welcoming a baby girl with his wife, Jordan Auleb, on Monday, Nov. 23, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Eloise Ann Popper arrived at 10:06 a.m. in Seattle, Washington, weighing 8 lbs., 4 oz., and measuring 21 inches.

“She is perfect! She latched on to her mama right away and then immediately grabbed her daddy by the chest hairs,” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE. “We’re in love!”

John Popper Welcomes Daughter Eloise Ann

Catie Bergman, Bella Baby Photography

Of his newborn’s moniker, Popper says, “The first name is after Jordan’s favorite childhood book — she spent a lot of time as a child herself at The Plaza sipping cocoa. It’s where I proposed. The middle name is after Eloise’s wise and great grandmother, who is still with us and in remission at 83.”

John Popper Welcomes Daughter Eloise Ann

Catie Bergman, Bella Baby Photography

Popper, 48, surprised his fans with not one, but two special announcements in April, Tweeting that not only was he engaged to his then-girlfriend, but the couple were expecting their first child.

“Jordan & I are having a baby!!!! We can’t wait!!! Soon we’re getting married too!!!” he Tweeted, sharing a snapshot of himself cradling Auleb’s belly split with an image of their baby’s ultrasound.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Sarah Michaud