Actress, Elizabeth Banks announced on her website Wednesday that she and husband Max Handelman recently welcomed their second son, Magnus Mitchell Handelman.
“As 2012 winds down and Thanksgiving approaches, I have much for which to be thankful – personal, professional, and Presidential. However, nothing can match the joy and excitement my husband and I felt when we recently welcomed our second baby boy,” she wrote.
Little Magnus was born via gestational surrogate, having been conceived using Elizabeth's egg and her husband's sperm.
“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,” Banks added in her blog post titled “It’s a boy.”
“I now turn my attention to managing two boys under two. For which I am thankful. And all their poop. For which I am less thankful.”
The little one joins older brother Felix who will turn two next March, according to CNN. Felix was also born via a surrogate.
The “What to Expect When You're Expecting” star opened up about her fertility struggles in a 2011 blog after Felix’s birth.
“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,’” she wrote.
She also revealed to Lucky magazine in February the details of her being unable to get pregnant.
“It was a womb issue for me; embryos wouldn't implant,” she told Lucky.
“But our surrogate is so extraordinary, and she's still in our lives. She's like an auntie.”
It is unknown whether the same surrogate was used to carry her second child.