Congrats are in order for Scandal actress Pasi Koetle who welcomed her first child earlier this week. The proud mama announced the beautiful news on her Instagram page. Scandal’s Pasi Koelte has welcomed a baby girl.

Taking to Instagram, the actress shared a photo of a quote about becoming a mother which read, “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”

Pasi captioned the photo with “Thank you Lord.” Congrats to the actress.