Sydney Penny welcomes a baby boy! image

Congratulations, Sydney Penney! (ABC)

A big congratulations goes out to Sydney Penny, Julia, who gave birth to her first child in May. has learned that Julia had a bouncing baby boy on Thursday, May 31st!

This is Sydney and husband Rob's first child, and we understand all are doing just great.

Chasen August Powers weighed in at seven pounds and measured up at 19 inches!

AMC didn't write Sydney's real-life pregnancy into the show, but fans weren't fooled. And, fans, you'll be happy to know that on-screen, you'll having one "Julia is Pregnant" episode - when Julia dreams that she is indeed having Jamie's baby. What will come of the dream? You'll just have to watch and find out!

Sydney's Julia will be absent from the screen for a few weeks to accommodate her real-life maternity leave, sources say Julia will be visiting the extended Santos family with adopted daughter Kathy. She will last air on June 18th but will be back in the late summer or early fall. You can expect a few fireworks then, as the Tad/Kate/Kathy/Julia storyline heats back up!

Congratulations, Sydney and family. We wish you health and happiness!