It's a boy for Elizabeth Banks!

Actress Elizabeth Banks has welcomed her second child via gestational surrogate. Here's what she says about the experience.

By Haley Overland
It's a boy for Elizabeth Banks!

Actress Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect, 30 Rock), 38, just announced on her website that she and her husband, Max Handelman, have welcomed their second son, Magnus Mitchell Handelman.

"Nothing can match the joy and excitement my husband and I felt when we recently welcomed our second baby boy, Magnus Mitchell Handelman," Elizabeth writes. "Magnus joins older brother Felix, thus commencing a decade or more of close hand to hand combat." Haha, yup!

She goes on to talk about her experience of gestational surrogacy, the option her and her husband chose after struggling with infertility for some time — "It was a womb issue for me," she told People Magazine back in January. "Embryos wouldn’t implant."

"Like Felix, Magnus was born via gestational surrogate," she shares. "This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime. I am also so very thankful to our family and friends for their support throughout this process, as well as the Center for Surrogate Parenting for helping make all this possible."

"I now turn my attention to managing two boys under two," she concludes. "For which I am thankful. And all their poop. For which I am less thankful. . . . Wish me luck."

Good luck! And congrats to the family!

xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Nov 14, 2012

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