Congratulations to Alison Sweeney
) and husband David Sanov on the birth of their first child. Their son, Benjamin Edward, was born February 25th at 10:30am. The bouncing baby boy weighed in at 7lbs.
Sweeney recently took a three-month maternity leave from Days of our Lives. The actress was able to pre-tape some scenes, so her on-screen presence will not be too long. In her absence, DAYS has hired a male actor - yes, a male
-- to portray the character of Sami. There's no real gender-bender, though; Sami will go undercover as a man.
Sweeney's husband recently broke into daytime television when he portrayed a state trooper on DAYS. In real life, Sanov is a police officer.