I'm heading back to the hospital, but I wanted to take a moment to confirm that Mariska did in fact give birth to a baby boy yesterday at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai. The not-so-little guy tipped the scales at 10 pounds and 9 ounces. Mother, son and me are all doing well - as is some dude named Peter Hermann. You're probably wondering why we haven't released the tyke's name yet. Well, Marish is pushing for Michael Thomas Ausiello-Hargitay-Hermann, but I feel that the multitude of names will confuse the child. Marish is currently mulling over my compromise: Michael Thomas Ausiello. We should be making an announcement any day now.

Thanks again for all your well-wishes. It means the world to us.