03/30/2011 04:36 pm ET Updated May 30, 2011

Felix Handelman: Elizabeth Banks Has Baby Boy Through Surrogate

Elizabeth Banks is now a proud mother.

The "W" and "30 Rock" star announced on her blog that she and her husband, Max Handelman, had a baby boy named Felix via surrogate.

Banks wrote, in part:

The one true hurdle I've faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: we make a "baby cake" and bake it in another woman's "oven".

From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means "happy" and "lucky" in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.

Banks and Handelman married in 2003; they are college sweethearts. Handelman is a sports writer and producer, whose first film was a Bruce Willis sci-fi thriller titled, funnily enough, "Surrogates."

Banks will be seen later this year in the Paul Rudd-starring film "My Idiot Brother."