Top Chef Season 5 alum Leah Cohen just gave birth to her first child with husband Ben Byruch, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE. Their son, Carter Graham Byruch was born on September 23, weighing in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and measuring 21 inches long.
Leah, who originally announced that she was due in October back in March, told PEOPLE she “didn’t even realize [she] was going into labor” at first and “thought [she] was just having stomach aches!”
“Ben started to time my ‘aches’ on his own and after an hour and a half, he decided it was time to take me to the emergency room,” she said. “They admitted me right away; I was 5 centimeters dilated. I pushed for only one hour, and then we met Carter.”
As for how the new parents are enjoying their latest addition: “Ben and I couldn’t be happier with our healthy, beautiful baby boy, Carter Graham," Leah said.