Kimberly & James Van Der Beek
Olivia, Sept. 25
He met and married his model girlfriend, 28, in Israel, and the former Dawson's Creek
star, 33, says the country inspired their first child's name too. "There's an olive tree in Israel that's special to us," he explains. "And she looked like an Olivia!" While their daughter is already musically inclined (her cries have "the highest pitch; her range is impressive!" says Mom), Dad hopes she's inherited the acting gene. "I'm looking forward to playing make-believe!"
Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy
Bryn Casey, May 8
Just more than a month after marrying businessman Hoppy, 39, the Real Housewives of New York
star gave birth to their daughter, named in honor of Hoppy's older brother Bryan, who died in a car accident. "Bryn is incredible, so sweet,"gushes Frankel, 40. "I live for this baby."
Krishna Thea, Feb. 20
The Top Chef
host, 40, refuses to name the father of her baby, but sources confirmed in March it's venture capitalist Adam Dell, also 40. But these days, she's spending all of her time with her little one. "I don't have any attention span for anything else!" she told PopEater. "I live and die by the tiniest gestures and expressions on her face.... Everything is better with her around."
& Courtney Mazza
Gia Francesca, Sept. 11
He compared watching his girlfriend of two years give birth to an episode of CSI
, but so far fatherhood has been far less dramatic for the TV host. "The whole experience is amazing," gushes Lopez, 37, who stars in VH1's reality show Saved by the Baby
with Mazza, 28. "I love [being a dad] more than anything."
Celine Dion & Rene Angelil
Nelson & Eddy, October 23
Nine years after giving birth to their oldest, Rene-Charles, the five-time Grammy winner, 42, and her manager-husband, 68, welcomed their "miracle" twins, conceived after five failed IVF attempts. "One minute I'm feeding them, then trying to spend time with R.C. or talk to my husband," she says. "It's extraordinary. I don't care if I get to sleep again!"
Tiffani Thiessen & Brady Smith
Harper Renn, June 15
She's beloved for starring in iconic TV shows like Saved by the Bell
and Beverly Hills 90210
, but these days Thiessen, 36, and her actor husband, 38, are blown away by their new roles as parents. "It's such a miracle," says the White Collar
actress. "Brady can't believe he created this itty-bitty thing." After giving birth to their first child, a daughter, via C-section, Thiessen says the entire family has now settled in nicely, thanks to some help from her mom. Still, she admits, "it's a lot of work. But when Harper smiles, your heart melts."
Mark McGrath & Carin Kingsland
Hartley Grace & Lydon Edward, April 29
"I've done incredible things," says the rocker, 42, "but the twins' birth was the greatest moment of my life." After enduring one $15,000 round of IVF, his fiancee, Kingsland, 38, got pregnant and now, he says, the couple's dates consist of going "to Target at 8 a.m. to beat the crowds, and we couldn't be happier!"
Joey & Kelly Fatone
Kloey, Jan. 11
Nine years after welcoming Briahna, the 'N'Sync star, 33, says having another child "was like starting over." He and his wife, 34, don't have a nanny and take turns watching the kids. "I'm surrounded by girls," he says. "But I wouldn't have it any other way!"
Danica McKellar & Mike Verta
Draco, Sept. 7
About eight years ago, when the Wonder Years
star, 35, began dating her husband, a composer, 38, he told her, "I have a name picked out for a boy, and it's Draco." "I thought, 'I better get used to that name!'" She has. "I love it," she confirms. "It's cool and strong!" Now, having withstood a 36-hour labor-with no epidural!-the mathematician and voice of Miss Martian on Cartoon Network's Young Justice
, is enjoying life with her family. "Draco loves to listen to [his dad] play the piano," she says. "He's really sweet."
Rachel Dratch & John Wahl
Eli Benjamin, Aug. 24
She'd only been dating her boyfriend, natural foods consultant John Wahl, 42, for six months when the Saturday Night Live
comedienne, 44, found out she was expecting. "I was shocked!" she says, "but I feel super lucky."