April 24, 2013 06:15 PM

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Poppy Montgomery‘s pregnancy has come up roses — and it’s a girl!

The Unforgettable star and her boyfriend, Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford, welcomed their first child together on Monday, April 22, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Violet Grace Devereux Sanford arrived at 7:57 a.m., weighing in at 6 lbs., 12 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches long. She joins big brother Jackson, 5, Montgomery’s son from a previous relationship.

“We are overjoyed with the arrival of our beautiful angel and filled with gratitude that she is happy, healthy and thriving,” the couple tell PEOPLE.
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After announcing she was expecting a baby girl with Sanford, whom she began dating in late 2011, the PEOPLE blogger realized curbing her cravings wasn’t so easy.

“Little pieces of sushi talked to me in my sleep. Oysters lined up and did the samba,” she shared.

Confident that the key to her happiness was everything in moderation, Montgomery made good on her words of wisdom, glowing while posing for pictures at her March baby shower.

— Anya Leon

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