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EXCLUSIVE: Melrose Place's Kelly Rutherford Has a Boy

EXCLUSIVE: Melrose Place's Kelly Rutherford Has a Boy
Giersch and Rutherford
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updated 10/18/2006 at 09:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/18/2006 09:35AM

Melrose Place actress Kelly Rutherford, 37, and her businessman husband, Daniel Giersch, 32, welcomed their first child, a son, on Wednesday, Rutherford tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Hermés Gustaf Daniel Giersch was born at 8 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He weighed 8.5 lbs. and was 22 in. long.

After being in labor throughout the night, Rutherford is now resting comfortably at home with her baby. "We live so close to the hospital, we thought we could either hang out here and eat hospital food or go home and order take-out from La Scala," she tells PEOPLE.

"We are all feeling good and I am so blissed out and tired," she says. Being a new mom is "just amazing. It's incredible to see these little beings."

Rutherford is best known for her 1996-1999 role as former hooker Megan Lewis Mancini on Melrose Place, and recently appeared as Samantha "Sonny" Liston on the NBC policital drama E-Ring.

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Her baby shower, an afternoon tea held at her Los Angeles home, was attended by her former Melrose Place costars Marcia Cross and Laura Leighton, as well as Full House star Lori Loughlin.

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