Congratulations are in order for French Stewart and wife Vanessa.
The 3rd Rock from the Sun actor, 49, and his actress wife welcomed their first child, daughter Helene Claire, at 7 a.m. on June 28, PEOPLE reports.
“She was born six weeks early and could be held in the palm of your hand,” the proud papa tells the mag.
“We named her after my lovely mother. My sister is also a Helene,” the actor shares. “There are five wonderful Claires in Vanessa’s family so the tradition of it is very special for us.”
It’s a busy time for the new dad. “In the daytime I work on a special new show [Mom] with wonderful people. And at night I have new adventures with Vanessa and Helene,” he says of the new series, which premieres September 23 on CBS.
“To tell you the truth, [the show] came at just the right time because my wife just had a baby a month ago. She’s in my pocket right now,” he added.