Celebrity Parents Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Welcome Daughter Cecily Philips: 'She's Gonna Change the World' Patti Murin and Colin Donnell revealed their pregnancy news exclusively to PEOPLE in February By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 17, 2020 11:40 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy Patti Murin Patti Murin and Colin Donnell are parents! The Broadway stars and Chicago Med alums welcomed their first child, daughter Cecily Philips Donnell, at 12:24 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, they confirm exclusively to PEOPLE. The new parents shared a photo of their newborn's first moments in the hospital with PEOPLE. "We are absolutely head over heels in love with Cecily, and parenthood is already the most insane and beautiful thing in existence," the couple tell PEOPLE. "Now please excuse us as we drop off the face of the planet for a little while to keep this little peanut happy and healthy, cause she's gonna change the world." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Pregnant Patti Murin Shows Off 5-Month Baby Bump: "She Dances Around a Lot in There These Days'" PEOPLE broke the happy news back in February that Murin, 39, and Donnell — who celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary last June — were getting ready to be parents to a baby girl. "I’m going to be someone's mom!" said Murin, who learned she was pregnant while playing Princess Anna in the Tony-nominated Broadway stage adaptation of the musical Frozen. "We're totally thrilled," added Donnell, 37. "At least twice a day we're like, 'Oh my gosh! This is really happening, isn't it?' It's crazy exciting. We're just super, overwhelmingly happy." While Cecily is Murin and Donnell's first child, it's not their first attempt at expanding their family. The actress and singer previously learned she was pregnant three years ago, while auditioning for Frozen, but had a heartbreaking miscarriage at eight weeks. Colin Donnell and Patti Murin. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly & People RELATED VIDEO: Patti Murin Says She Was "Born to Play" Princess Anna in Frozen: The Musical Turns out, doing Frozen would help ready Murin for motherhood in a really unique way. She told PEOPLE it not only reminded her about the importance of family, but that also the relationships she built backstage with the various young actresses playing Anna and Elsa had her wanting a little girl of her own. "Obviously, no matter what, you want a happy and healthy baby. But all these years in Frozen, it really made me want a girl real bad," Murin admitted. "I love them to pieces. I feel ready to raise a girl because I'm in a place as a woman where I feel like I know something about how I want them to turn out," she said. "It's made me excited to have a little spitfire of a daughter of my own." Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Expecting First Child — a Baby Girl: "We're Overwhelmingly Happy" Since leaving the show in February, Murin has been keeping fans up to date on her pregnancy in a sea of sweet social media posts while she and her husband hunkered down in their New York home with the two rescue dogs they share. She has tracked her growing bump along the way, too, at various milestone moments — like at the 30-week mark, which she hit on May 16. Things have gone mostly smoothly, Murin has said, save for a few weeks in April when she battled symptoms of the coronavirus including "a cough that makes it feel like my head is splitting open from the inside out" — but luckily, the baby was okay. "I AM FINE, I SWEAR, AND SO IS THE BABY!" Murin wrote in an April 9 post. "This virus can't cross the placenta, so my uterus is literally the safest place for little peanut right now. I'm eating and drinking all the water in the world, and she's kicking me almost hourly now, so I know she's growing stronger by the day."