01/22/2012 11:20 am ET

Beatrice Jean: Bryce Dallas Howard, Seth Gabel Welcome Baby Girl

It's a girl for Bryce Dallas Howard and husband Seth Gabel!

"The Help" actress gave birth Jan. 19, her father Ron Howard announced on Twitter Saturday.

"Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel Born Jan 19 2012 8lbs 6oz," the happy grandfather tweeted. "Bryce & Baby B are spectacular Daddy Seth & brother Theo are beaming ear to ear :-)"

"Beatrice's arrival is hugely exciting for our family," he added, thanking friends and fans for their congratulations.

Baby Beatrice joins big brother, Theo, who will be 5 next month.

Howard wasn't shy about showing off her very pregnant belly while promoting several projects this year, including "The Help" in August and "50/50" this fall.

"It's so much easier to be pregnant the second time around," she told Access Hollywood, "because you're not as worried about things and you know what to expect."

Check out other celebrities who are expecting babies this year:

2012 Babies(CLONED)