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Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch Welcomes Second Child With Husband Winston Rauch

Congrats are in order for Melissa Rauch and her husband, Winston Rauch – they’ve welcomed a new baby to their family!

The 39-year-old Big Bang Theory actress shared the happy news about her new baby’s arrival on Instagram.

“I am incredibly thankful and overjoyed to announce the birth of our son, Brooks Rauch, who we just welcomed into the world and directly into our hearts,” Melissa wrote on her Instagram, snapping a pic of the baby’s adorable beanie with his name stitched on it.

She continued, “His arrival was made possible, in no small part, by the front line heroes — the nurses and doctors who show up each day to make sure that life keeps marching forward, regardless of the circumstances.”

“Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have this baby boy join our family, but to say that it is a surreal time to be bringing life into the world is an understatement.”

In an essay for Glamour, Melissa opened up about not having Winston in the delivery room with her – not because of a rule that barred him from being there, but because there was no one else to watch their daughter, Sadie, during it.

“I tried my best to hold on to that as I said goodbyes to my husband and daughter and walked myself into the hospital, masked up, clumsily balancing my bags and birthing ball like I was doing a knocked-up Mr. Bean bit,” she wrote.

Congrats to the happy family.

Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch is Pregnant with First Child

Melissa Rauch, who stars as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the Big Bang Theory, has revealed she is pregnant with her first child with husband Winston Rauch in an emotional essay where she also revealed she suffered a miscarriage.

“Here is the only statement regarding my pregnancy that doesn’t make me feel like a complete fraud: ‘Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she’s pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again. She feels weird even announcing this at all, and would rather wait until her child heads off to college to tell anyone, but she figures she should probably share this news before someone sees her waddling around with her mid-section protruding and announces it first,’” the 37-year-old actress wrote in her essay for Glamour.

“The miscarriage I experienced was one of the most profound sorrows I have ever felt in my life. It kickstarted a primal depression that lingered in me. The image of our baby on the ultrasound monitor—without movement, without a heartbeat—after we had seen that same little heart healthy and flickering just two weeks prior completely blindsided us and haunts me to this day. I kept waiting for the sadness to lift…but it didn’t,” Melissa continued. “All I really know for sure is that this experience has changed me forever. I know it’s made me grateful for every moment of my current pregnancy, and I hope it will make me a better mother in some capacity when I can finally hold the child that has been in my heart in my arms. Although I can’t categorize these lessons of humble appreciation and gratitude as “reasons for this happening,” I will consider them a silver lining. (But to be honest, I would’ve much preferred to learn said lessons from either a fortune cookie or by watching a few heartfelt reruns of Full House.) So, to all the women out there who are dealing with fertility issues, have gone through a miscarriage or are going through the pain of it currently, allow me to leave you with this message: You are not alone. And, it is perfectly OK to not be OK right now.”