December 22, 2009 04:55 PM

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Following a three-year quest to start a family, Michelle Stafford‘s biggest wish has finally come true.

The Young and the Restless star welcomed daughter Natalia Scout Lee Stafford on Monday, December 21st at 11:23 p.m., her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

The baby — born via surrogate — weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 19 inches in length.

“She is healthy, gorgeous, and amazing — Michelle is out of her mind happy,” the rep says in a statement.

After announcing in September that her decision to turn to a surrogate had been successful and that she was, indeed, expecting her first child, Michelle celebrated the impending arrival with a whimsical baby shower late last month alongside some of her closest friends.

— Anya

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