Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
06/23/2009 AT 04:00 PM EDT
Call it bliss & the city!
Sarah Jessica Parker
and Matthew Broderick said Tuesday they were "delighted to announce the healthy arrival of their two daughters" – twins born Monday afternoon in Ohio via a surrogate.
"The babies are doing beautifully and the entire family is over the moon," the couple say in a statement confirming earlier reports
Born at 3:58 p.m., Marion Loretta Elwell weighed 5 lbs., 11 oz, and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 lbs. "Both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Parker's side," the statement explains.
The news first broke in April
that the couple were adding to their family by having twin daughters with the help of a surrogate mother. Broderick, 47, and Parker, 44, have a son, James Wilkie, 6.
Reporting by JULIE JORDAN