Katie Lowes, Adam Shapiro

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TGIT! Katie Lowes is officially a mama. 

The actress announced the birth of her first child, a baby boy named Albee Shapiro, with hubby Adam Shapiro on social media Thursday. The wonderful news came just in time for the season premiere of Scandal, which little Albee is apparently already a huge fan of. 

"Baby's‪ ‬first #Scandal Thursday‪!‬" Lowes captioned an adorable snapshot featuring her son's feet and other Olivia Pop staples including popcorn and a glass of wine. "@shappyshaps and‪ ‬I‪ ‬are thrilled to welcome Albee Shapiro to our family! We're happy & healthy! #BabyGladiator"

And to make matters even more aww-worthy, Katie and Adam let their newborn "live tweet" the episode along with the cast, which as expected, turned out to be mostly gibberish

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Lowes announced her pregnancy back in May during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She said of Scandal boss Shonda Rhimes finding out, "She knows the minute I got pregnant. [Either it was a] really good weekend eating pizza and beer or I was pregnant."

It just so happens that the new mom's character on Scandal is also pregnant this season, and as she explained to E! News, co-star Kerry Washington was the "biggest inspiration and role model to just being a badass working mom." 

Katie continued, "So I'm like, 'Well, I have no excuse and I can't complain that my feet are swollen."

Congratulations to the entire family! 

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