The following day, Messing delivered her first child, a boy, at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. While the baby's name remains a closely guarded secret, Messing, 35, and her husband, actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman, 36, put out word that their 19-in.-long son weighed in at 5 lbs. 14 oz. "The baby is perfect, and Daniel looked like hell," reports The Practice star Camryn Manheim, who visited Messing the day after the birth. "She's so happy, so excited...like anyone else, although she did look gorgeous, which is a little upsetting."
On March 14, Manheim had teamed up with Blythe Danner, Melissa Etheridge and W&G's Megan Mullally to throw Messing an at-home, girls-only shower. W&G costars Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes also made guest appearances. With Messing and baby now safely home, McCormack says, "I'm glad my son Finnigan will have a new play pal." As for Hayes, who says he considers Messing's son a nephew, he offers, in Jack-perfect cadence, "That was a baby?"