Dennis and Kimberly Quaid
11/08/2007 AT 04:05 PM EST
Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Quaid are the proud parents of twins Thomas Boone Quaid and Zoe Grace Quaid, born Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE.
Thomas Boone was born at 8:26 a.m. and weighed 6 lb. 12 oz., while Zoe Grace came two minutes later and weighed 5 lb. 9 oz.
In a statement, the Quaids said, "God has definitely blessed us."
The twins were born via a gestational carrier – a woman who carries another couple's baby conceived by the parents' own egg and sperm.
After the pregnancy was announced in May
, Quaid, 53, told PEOPLE, "We are both so thrilled and excited. This is something we've wanted for some time."
The twins are Quaid's second and third children. He also has a 15-year-old son, Jack Henry, with ex-wife Meg Ryan.