Brad & Angelina's Baby Girl!

06/01/2006 at 06:00 AM EDT

Brad & Angelina's Baby Girl!
The new parents (in January) "are happy and looking forward," says Namibian official Samuel Sheefeni Nuuyoma, a friend.
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Even a woman who does her own knock-down, drag-out stunts can be thrown for a loop by childbirth. Two days after she gave birth to her new daughter on May 27 at the small Cottage Medi-Clinic in Swakopmund, a coastal town of some 20,000 in the African nation of Namibia, Angelina Jolie reported "feeling good, but a bit sore," says a friend. Mostly, though, the new mom, along with dad Brad Pitt, are flat-out ecstatic about the arrival of their newborn daughter, 7-lb. Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, who was delivered via scheduled C-section (she was feetfirst, or in breech position, inside the womb) by the couple's L.A. obstetrician, Jason Rothbart, who flew to Africa for the surgery.

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"Brad was with Angelina in the operating room the entire time and cut the umbilical cord of his daughter," Rothbart told PEOPLE. The couple themselves offered their gratitude in a statement to PEOPLE. "We would like to deeply thank the staff of the Cottage Medi-Clinic hospital for all their kindness and commitment in assuring the successful birth of our daughter," they said. Jolie also provided another bit of news. Says her friend: "She said the baby is beautiful."

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