"I'm Beyond Thrilled"

Girls actress Shiri Appleby announced this week that she gave birth to a baby girl on March 23.

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The Hollywood baby boom continues as Girls actress Shiri Appleby added to the celeb baby count last week. The actress and her fiancé Jon Shook revealed to Us Weekly that they welcomed a daughter into their family on March 23.

Naturally, Appleby is over the moon about her new bundle of joy.

She told the entertainment magazine, "She's heaven," Appleby says of her daughter. "I'm beyond thrilled."

The couple decided to wait until she gave birth to find out the gender of their first child.

Appleby said in a 2012 Us Weekly interview, "It's really made the whole pregnancy a heightened excitement because you just don't know what it's going to be."

The 34-year-old became engaged to the restaurateur Shook in July on a romantic trip to Ventotene, Italy. The chef of L.A.'s trendy hot spot, Animal, gave the actress a 2.5-carat diamond ring created by jeweler Itay Malkin.

The couple, who announced their pregnancy in December, got right to work on a nursery for their baby. They decided on a very simple palette of colors. "We don't want it to look too much like a baby's room," Appleby explained. "We're both on the same page about how we want it to look."

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For now, the former Roswell star plans to hunker down with her family before walking down the aisle. However, she's going to do a big wedding with her family and friends to celebrate the family of three.

The pregnancy has clearly brought Appleby and Shook closer together because they realized they were creating a life and a family together.

She said, "There's no way to look at that person and not be more in love."

Congratulations, Shiri and Jon, on the birth of your new baby girl!

Image courtesy of Jody Cortes/WENN.com

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