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Daniel Baldwin & His Wife Have a Girl

Daniel Baldwin & His Wife Have a Girl
Daniel Baldwin and Joanne Smith-Baldwin

updated 01/17/2008 at 03:40 PM EST

originally published 01/17/2008 03:55PM

Daniel Baldwin and his wife, Joanne Smith-Baldwin, have welcomed a daughter, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

Avis Ann Baldwin was born Thursday at 12:59 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz.

"Thank god she looks like her mother," Baldwin, 47, tells PEOPLE.

Mom, 38, is a former British fashion model turned chef, who tells PEOPLE. " I'm ecstatically happy. Daniel wasn't as nervous as me. He's a little used to this sort of thing. I'm glad he's got some experience in this area."

The newborn is Daniel's fourth child and Joanne's first. "The fourth time's a charm," says Baldwin. "We feel blessed."

The couple met last year during Baldwin's stint in an exclusive drug and alcohol rehab facility in Malibu. At the time, Joanne worked as a chef at the facility. They were married last July 28.

In between gearing up for night-feedings and diaper duty, the couple says they're currently grappling with a question that many new families face. "Do we have another one right away or do we wait a while?" says Baldwin. "We're still not sure, but practicing is gonna be fun."

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