He announced on his website Sunday: "Happy
New Year everybody!!! On Sunday, Jan. 3rd at 12:13am, Camila gave birth
to a healthy 7lb. 7oz. baby girl named "Vida Alves McConaughey"....
Vida is Portuguese for "life" and that's what God gave us this
morning... Camila's recovering wonderfully and we are both truly
honored to welcome this little lady into our family... thanks for all
your well wishes and prayers along the way. another blessed day. we
give thanks. just keep livin, Matthew and Camila"
On Dec. 28, McConaughey's mother Kay gushed to UsMagazine.com: "We have no idea when the baby is coming! The baby could come literally any minute. We are all waiting and very excited!"
Less than a year after the birth of their first son Levi, McConaughey, 40, announced this past June that he and his girlfriend were expecting again.
"We pulled off the greatest miracle in the world one more time," he wrote on his website at the time. "The future looks bright as the family grows."
In September, he blogged that he was amazed at how fast his son Levi was growing.
"He's motoring around like [Olympic sprinter] Usain Bolt and eatin like [competitive eater Takeru] Kobayashi; Camila and I can barely keep up," he wrote. "We call him the fruit bandit 'cause if there's fruit out, he's on it, takin it and eatin it."
Added the actor, "He's gettin bigger, more fun, smarter and craftier by the day."