Emily Deschanel has become a mother for the first time.

The 'Bones' actress - who is married to writer-and-actor David Hornsby - gave birth to a baby boy yesterday (21.09.11) and has named the tot Henry.

Following the news of Henry's arrival, Emily's 'Bones' co-star TJ Thyne took to twitter to congratulate her, saying: "CONGRATULATIONS EMILY D!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay yay yay!!! :o) (sic)" 

Before the tot arrived, Emily, 34, admitted she was loving being pregnant because she was in awe of the power of her body.

She said: "I really like being pregnant. Not that there aren't things I don't love, but when I think about what my body is doing - creating a child - it just blows my mind. I'm in awe of the process and science. And seeing my belly move is pretty amazing; it's like in the movie 'Alien'. I knew about The Kicks, but I never expected somersaults."

She also revealed she couldn't wait to experience the mother and baby Bond, saying: "Besides meeting the baby ... I look forward to that bond, the love that people say is stronger than you can imagine. Also, I think getting to see everything fresh, through a child's eyes, is a wonderful thing. And the milestones, just getting to know who this child is."