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“Our hearts are so full”

“Our hearts are so full”

Katie Lee’s little sous chef has arrived!

The Food Network star, 38, welcomed her first child with husband Ryan Biegel on Wednesday, Sept. 2, she announced Thursday morning on Instagram.

Sharing a photo of herself and the new arrival curled up in bed, Lee revealed her daughter’s name and date of birth in her caption: “Welcome my love Iris Marion Biegel 💕 9.2.20 💕.”

“Our hearts are so full,” added the proud new mom.

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Lee first shared her pregnancy news in February. “Eating for two? Baby Biegel is on the way!” she wrote in her announcement, alongside a photo of herself baring her baby bump.

In April, she revealed that the couple were expecting a baby girl for her kitchen co-hosts, saying in a virtual episode: “Ryan and I have some good news to share. We decided to find out if we are having a boy or a girl.”

“We just needed some good news to be excited about,” the mom-to-be added before pulling out a strawberry shake, announcing that she and Biegel are expecting a daughter.

“My husband @ryanbiegel and I are so excited to say we are having a baby girl! It was so much fun doing our ‘reveal’ this morning with my @foodnetwork #TheKitchen family and all of you!” she wrote on social media. “Our original plan was to wait and be surprised at the birth, but we decided at a time like this that good news to be excited about right now beats a surprise in September.”

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The chef and cookbook author previously opened up in an exclusive essay to PEOPLE about her fertility challenges, addressing the fact that she and Biegel have had trouble conceiving since their September 2018 wedding.

“I know a family will happen to us; it’s just not going to be as easy as I thought,” she wrote about being optimistic about the future. “We will continue to work for it. One day we will have a happy new beginning.”

Lee, who said she had read similar infertility stories from many women online, continued to offer comfort to other couples facing the same struggles by sending her prayers for their own happy endings.

“I pray that any of you who are going through the same thing will have yours too,” added the star, who underwent surgery and underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) in an attempt to conceive.