March 25, 2015 01:30 PM

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Let the designing begin: Nate Berkus‘s baby girl is here.

The American Dream Builders star welcomed his first child, a daughter, with husband Jeremiah Brent on Monday, Berkus announced Wednesday on Facebook.

“Jeremiah and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015,” he writes.

“We are so excited to finally be a family of 3! As anyone with a newborn knows, we have our work cut out for us but couldn’t be happier to be embarking on this life changing journey that is parenthood.”

He adds, “Thank you all for your well wishes and support.”

Months after their May wedding, the couple announced in September that they were starting their family together. “We have had the most special year and it’s JUST become even more beautiful,” Berkus, 43, said.

Despite their excitement, the designing duo held off on decorating their daughter’s nursery.

“I’m Jewish, so we don’t decorate the nursery before the baby’s born,” Berkus told PEOPLE in February.

“It’s a superstition; it’s a cultural thing. I think it means you’re tempting fate, so I’m not tempting anything: healthy baby, gorgeous nursery on the way. Knock on wood!”

— Anya Leon

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