By Kate Ward
Updated March 30, 2011 at 09:59 PM EDT

Nearly two months after her character Avery Jessup welcomed a (Canadian) baby with Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) on 30 Rock, Elizabeth Banks and husband Max Handelman are officially parents of a baby boy. According to Banks’ website, the couple welcomed baby Felix — who was born via a surrogate — into their family. Banks Tweeted the news on Wednesday: “What’s greater than overjoyed? Megajoyed? Add humility, love, awe. Sprinkle w cute. Result: my new life as a mom. It’s a boy!”

On her website, Banks wrote about her failed efforts to conceive a child. “The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly,” she wrote. “After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: we make a ‘baby cake’ and bake it into another woman’s ‘oven.'”

Banks also writes about the woman who carried her child: “From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means ‘happy’ and ‘lucky’ in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing in our life … If you need me, I’ll be changing dirty diapers and trying to get some sleep.”

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