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Days of Our Lives’ Alison Sweeney Gives Birth!


Last night, Days of Our Lives‘ Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) gave birth to a daughter in Los Angeles.

She and her husband, Dave Sanov, have named their new little girl Megan Hope. She weighed in at 6 lbs, 7 oz when she arrived at 11:48 PM on January 12. She can look forward to meeting her older brother Ben, who is now almost four years old. Megan joined her almost 4-year-old brother, Ben.

Soap Opera fan Blog sends our sincere congratulates to Alison and Dave on this stupendous news!

We invite you to leave your best wishes in the comments section below.

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  136 responses so far...


  1. From Lisa

    Congrats Ali, Dave and Ben!
    Happy Birthday Megan!

  2. From Sandra

    Congratulations, Allison and hubby on your precious new addition. This isn’t a monetary comment, but an old saying..you have a rich mans family, first a son, then a daughter. Bless you all.

  3. From Sandra

    yes, I very much like this website. Seems this is the only site I can read the most about my favorite soap..DOOL. Keep up the good work

  4. From Anne

    Congrats on the new baby. Megan is a beautiful name. Enjoy her being little while you can.

  5. From annie

    Congratulations Alison!

  6. From Mary Ann Hunter

    Congratulations Alison,Dave and Ben

  7. From Lisa

    Congratulations! What a joyous day!

  8. From brandy

    Congrats to Ali and family on the new arrival

  9. From Sheryl

    Congrats Ali!!!
    Happy Birthday Megan! Welcome to the world.

  10. From Grandma K

    Congratulations Alison and Dave. Welcome to the world Megan Hope. I have a Grandaughter named Hope after your costar on Days. Hurry back we love you.

  11. From Crystal

    Congrats!!!

  12. From Judy Tracy

    Dear Dave & Alison

    Congratulations on the greatest
    gift God can give us and you
    received a beautiful little
    girl. Enjoy her because they
    grow up so quick.

    Judy Tracy

  13. From Favorite Fan

    Congratulations Alison, Dave and Ben.

  14. From Linda Rudd

    Congratulations Alison, Dave and Ben on your new arrival of Megan Hope which is such a pretty name. Yes, please do hurry back, you are missed…We love U….

  15. From Judy

    I am sure baby Megan Hope will be as cute as Ben, and as beautiful as her mother. Dave is a lucky man blessed with such a beautiful family. May God continue to richly bless your lives.

  16. From From Hope

    Congratulations Ali!!! Love the name you picked out. We’ll miss you while your gone. I wish you all the luck and joy with your little girl!!!

  17. From tracey

    so happy for them!
    I read the article on yahoo’s entertainment section and they refer to her as the former Days of our Lives star…huh? did they let a cat out of a bag or just screw up? hopefully the latter…

  18. From STACEY

    Congrats Alison on the new baby, God Bless!!

  19. From Gramma S.

    Congrats! What a thrilling time for you with a precious new little one. My granddaughter’s name is Hope also. God bless all of you.

  20. From jessie

    congrats on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. May god bless you and your family.HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    MEGAN HOPE AND WELCOME!

  21. From Marlana

    Congratulations Alison!

  22. From Arlene

    Congratulations Alison. Megan Hope is a very pretty name. Best wishes to you and your family!

  23. From Nancy

    Best wishes!! I love the name!!You looked so good Allison the whole time. This is such a fun time for you all enjoy!!!

  24. From Stephanie in Daytona Beach

    Congratulations Alison!!! You are a wonderful mom already. I’m sure Ben will love being a big brother. Take care and get rest when you can!!

  25. From hotmama

    Congrats Alison! You looked so good the whole time. Can’t wait for you to get back!!

  26. From Amanda

    Congrats Alison, Dave and Ben! What a blessing! All our best wishes are with you:)

  27. From Joanne Belair

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter, beautiful name to a beautiful family. Have watched you grow up on Days, have been a watcher for 42 plus years.

  28. From Tamika

    Congratulations Ali and Dave on the birth of your baby girl. Happy belated birthday Megan Hope, January 12th is an awesome birthday (it’s mine as well).

  29. From Michelle Stewart

    I am so incredibly happy for your family! What a truely joyful blessing!

  30. From FROM DOROTHY I

    Congratulations Alison and Dave

    enjoy your little sister Ben

    Happy Birthday Megan

    Enjoy your family Alison

    I can’t beleive how great you look
    though your pregancy

  31. From peggy

    Congratulation Alison and family.
    I enjoy you on dool. Best wishes to you and your family.

  32. From CONNIE

    Congrats on the addition to your family. You did look great through your pregnancy. I hope you plan to come back to DAYS. With so many leaving and crazy plots it wouldnt be the same without you.

  33. From Robyn

    Many many congratulations to you and your husband! Megan Hope is a beautiful name! Can’t wait to see you back on Days after your maternity leave!

    20+ Year Fan – Robyn

  34. From Sheila

    Congratulations Ali on the birth of you new baby girl.

  35. From Marcia

    Congrats to everyone!!! Definitiely wouldn’t be the same without Sami Brady on Days. Enjoy the time with your family. I’m sure big brother Ben is thrilled that his sister is finally here!

  36. From Jennifer

    Congratulations to you, Alison. I will miss you on Days. Enjoy that new little baby girl while you can. Congratulations to Dave and Big Boy Ben as well. I have a son myself that just turned 4. They grow up fast!!!!

  37. From Claudia Frances Cannon

    I`m so happy for you and your husband .Congrats and hope you enjoy her as much as you can..I love watching your story lines on Days….I`ve become a very big fan of yours in the past two years.Get your rest …..see ya soon

  38. From Melissa Sommer

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW LITTLE ANGEL.I HOPE SHE IS HAPPY AND HEALTHY AND ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY.

  39. From Tara

    Congratualtions to Alison and Dave! God Bless your newest addition! Please do not leave us at DAYS…it would not be the same without you!

  40. From Carol

    Congratulations Ailson and Dave on the birth of you little daughter! I bet Ben is excited about being a ‘big’ brother! Once again, congratuations!!

  41. From Amanda

    Congratulations to the new addition to your family!! You are my favorite character on days since day 1 watching 13 years ago!

  42. From Linda

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. I love the name! Look forward to seeing you back on the show soon.

  43. From Linda

    Congradulation,little girls are wonderful. I had 3.

  44. From Pegge

    I wish her and her husband best wishes.

    I saw on line yesterday that she had her baby and that she is the former start of DOOL. She is not leaving the show is she? If they get rid of her along with John and Doc i will not watch any more. i have watched since it started.

  45. From Summer

    Congrats!!! So happy for you guys. Enjoy that baby they grow up fast.

  46. From Priscilla Niten

    Congrats to you Ali…

  47. From Brenda Gonder

    CONGRADULATIONS ALI, DAVE, AND BEN ON YOUR NEW ADDITION TO FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  48. From Karen W

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I hope she is a happy, healthy, and easy going baby (and especially a good sleeper)! Get as much rest as you can, but please come back to DOOL when you can.

  49. From Diane

    Congradulations on your baby. I love you on Days. No one could ever replace you. Can’t wait till your back.

  50. From julia

    praise lord glad ur baby megan born healthly welcome to world.. may god bless your future and ur family too praise lord..

  51. From Jaime

    CONGRATS ALISON

  52. From Jean

    Congratulations Alison, Dave, and Ben. Welcome Megan Hope.

  53. From Cathy

    How wonderful for Ben to get to be a BIG BROTHER!! Congradulations to all of you!! Ali, get some rest while you can!! So excited that everyone is healthy and happy!! Hugs and love to you all.

    Cathy

  54. From Meredith

    Hi Alison Dave and Ben
    congradulations to you all on the birth of your new little Angel Megan Hope , that is a pretty name i like it very much, i hope she brings you all lots of joy and laughter
    take care
    Hurry back to days Ali

  55. From Eileen

    congradulations on your new baby girl,what a beautiful name for herMegan Hope.I have 5 daughters and 2 sons now in their twnties and 40′s.and I’am a grandmother to 14.so I wish you much love and happiness

  56. From Eileen

    I love this format wish we had it from the very beginning 1964.Hope the higher ups reconsider letting our famous couple john and marlana,leave it would be the end of my watching the show.so sad

  57. From Cindi

    Congrats to you and Dave. Hope soon show picture of Megan… welcome to new world 2009.

  58. From G

    Congratulations on your new baby girl Ali! I hope she brings you a lot of joy! :)

  59. From Karen

    Congratulations! God Bless.

  60. From Karen

    Congratulations! God Bless you all.

  61. From Mara

    Happy Birthday Megan Hope! Welcome to the world. Congrats to your family. God Bless You!

  62. From gazebogrl

    Congratulations Ali and Dave! I am very happy for you all!

  63. From Ellen

    Congratulation, Alison, Dave and Ben on your new arrival. All of our Best Wishes are with all of you.

  64. From Diane

    Congrats and best wishes on the birth of your sweet little girl. Hope all are doing well!

  65. From Tawni P

    Congratulations on the birth of little Megan. God bless your new addition.

  66. From Amanda

    Congratulations of the birth of your daughter, we hope to see picture Ally… love you

  67. From Judy

    I am so happy for you as each one is a joy. I have 4 kids, 8 grandkids and 5 greatgrandkids. Enjoy each one as they grow so fast. God bless your family!

  68. From YV

    My daughter turned 8 on January 12 too! How awesome is that! Congratulations for loving fans!

  69. From Cheryl

    Best wishes to all of you on the birth of your precious little girl.

  70. From donna waigand

    congrats to allison sweeney
    enjoy you newborn and 4 year old
    life is good

  71. From Angie

    I have watched you mature on Days and in life. Best wishes for a family that represents most Americans as working and loving parents.

  72. From libby

    Congratulations Ali, Dave and Ben! These previous gifts from God enrich our lives and fill our hearts. Blessings for your family. God Bless you all.

  73. From Carolyn from Southern Ohio

    Congratulations Ali,Dave & Ben on the birth of Megan Hope!!! I haven’t missed an episode of Days since it premiered. I have 2 daughters, 2 sons, and 6 grandchildren ( 1 girl & 5 boys) which all live within a mile, so I can see them often. Enjoy your new bundle of love, they grow up fast!

  74. From Eryn

    Congratulations Ali, Dave and Ben. May you have a happy healthy new year with your new addition..

    From

    Eryn

  75. From Lindsey

    congratualtons and all the best

  76. From Eryn

    Congrats to you Ali and family. May you have a happy healthy new year with your new addition, Megan…I love the name

  77. From Eryn

    Congrats to you and your family Alison. Have a happy, healthy new year with your new addition, Megan.

  78. From Mandy

    Congratulations Ali, on your new baby girl! I hope all us fans will get to see a picture of her soon. I love your character on Days and love how you host the Biggest Loser, you are great! Here’s to a happy and healthy little Megan and family. =) CTimoongrats!!

  79. From Val

    congrad Alison and family,yes you look great on both of your shows.enjoy your new addition to your family.

  80. From Anita

    Best wishes to the new family. Hope to see you back real soon on both Days’ and Biggest Loser. By the way…I love the name you chose!

  81. From emily

    congratulations to you on the birth of your little girl. Megan os a beautiful name. hurry back.

  82. From Frank

    CONGRATULATIONS ALISON ON THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL, MEGAN HOPE. MY WIFE HAVE BEEN BIG FANS OF “DAYS OF OUR LIVES” SINCE IT FIRST CAME ON THE AIR.

  83. From Leslie

    Congrats Ali! Megan shares a birthday with my daughter, Alexis who just turned 3. Best health and wishes to you all.

  84. From Claudia Insogna

    Congratulations to Ali,Dave & Ben on your new sweet baby girl.

  85. From Wanda millard

    Congradulations Allison and david On the new arrival.Hope you really enjoy her.

  86. From julie

    Cogratulations Ali,Dave and Ben
    I am so happy for you. Megan Hope what a lovely name. You and Dave have a beautiful family. God Bless You All. Julie

  87. From LEONA

    CONGRATULATIONS, ALISON AND FAMILY,YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH A PRECIOUS GIFT. LOVE THE NAME YOU CHOSE. I ENJOY DAYS AND SAMMY IS MY SPECIAL PERSON ON THE SHOW, HAVE A GOOD REST, ENJOY YOUR DARLING BABY GIRL AND HURRY BACK TO DAYS. OUR BLESSINGS AND GOOD WISHES.

  88. From Christina

    Congratulations Ali, Dave and Ben on your beautiful new addition to your family. Enjoy your time with your family and we can’t wait to have you back. You are the best thing on Days and I look forward to all your scenes with EJ. Enjoy your new addition!

  89. From Jen

    Wow another little welcomed into this world. I’m thrilled to hear she was healthy, there’s nothing more precious then adding to your family, congratulations, and much love.

  90. From Antoinette

    Congratulation Alison and Family!
    Enjoy your little girl!
    God bless you and your family

  91. From Lori

    Congrats to Allison & Dave on the arrival of Megan. May God bless you and your family.

  92. From Crystal

    Congrats Allison and Dave, Your baby has a special meaning to me on december 18, 1992 we lost my grandma whos name was anna hope. and her birthday is also Jaunary 12.

  93. From Dodie

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new arrival. I a such a big fan. I really hope you guys dont go off the air. I feel like you are apart of my family. I cant wait till you come out of protective custody.
    Lots of love,
    Dodie

  94. From Sylvia

    Coongratulations: I have watched you grow up on Days. Now if only the writers could let you be with Lucas and raise your family together. The Hortons and the Bradys will always be on the show while the Dimeras come and go.

  95. From Hope

    Congrats Allison and Dave for your new baby and congrats Ben for your little sister. May God bless your family.By the way i like your baby’s name Megan Hope

  96. From From Ms. Texas

    We are so happy for you and your family. As far as your soap family, I hope that Nicole get her dream without killing Sam and/or EJ. I would like Nicole to pay for actions, but find happiness elsewhere. And you and EJ reunite as family and be the best couple story on the soapnet because you both make a hot couple. Sam is a real person and Nicole is a gold-digger bitch. To a better year for Sam and as to your real family as well.

    Ms. Texas

  97. From PinkLady73

    I am a Birth/Labor Doula and I was working a birth with a Mom/client who gave birth to a baby girl just a few minutes after Ali’s baby was born! A great night for baby girls! Yay!

  98. From Penny

    Congratulations! To The Parents of a little girl name Megan Hope.
    And also to Big Brother Ben
    God bless ya’ll..
    Days of our lives Rocks!!

  99. From Debbie

    Congratulations Ali, Dave and big brother Ben!!! I love the name Megan Hope.

  100. From Jackie

    Congratulations, Allison,Dave, Ben to your new addition to the family.

  101. From Kimberly

    Congradulation Ali, Dave and Ben on your new addition to the family.
    God Bless

  102. From dee

    CONGRATULATIONS. ALLISON YOUR A BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED PERSON THAT WILL RAISE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. HERE IS TO YOU AND YOURS

  103. From Kelli

    Congratulations! I have been watching you since you were a kid and I can’t believe you are now a mom to 2! Enjoy!! Love you and DOOL!!!

  104. From cathy stammel

    congratulations been watching you from the day you started you are the best again congratulations cathy

  105. From yvette vanberg

    Congratulations. Neat how her birth was fit in with Days of our Lives. Also giving Megan, Hope as a middle name is also a special touch.

  106. From Lena

    Congrats to Alison and Dave! I bet she’s beautiful just like her mommy. I wish you both the best and may god continue to bless you and your family. Much love.

  107. From katie

    Congrats on the new baby girl, you had her on my birthday. I’m soo excited for you and for having her on my birthday too.

  108. From Jerri

    So HAPPY for the four of you. I’ve watched Days since before you came onto the show and you’ve brought me years of enjoyment. Thank you.

  109. From Stephanie (from Ontario, Canada)

    Congratulations on your new arrival! I wish nothing but joy and happiness to you and your family.

  110. From Tracy Butler

    Congratulations Ali, Dave, and Ben!
    Megan Hope is a beautiful name, just like Ali, which is what I named my daughter. Enjoy each and every moment and may your family always be blessed in whatever path your lives take.

  111. From Lindsay

    Congratulations! I love Days of Our Lives and I am so happy for you and your family. Lindsay, Phoenix, AZ

  112. From cindy

    CONGRADULATIONS TO ALI, DAVE AND BEN ON THE NEW ARRIVAL. HOPE YOU HAVE LOTS OF LUCK AND HAPPINESS.

  113. From Paula

    May God bless you and your newest addition to your family. I love the name! Congrats!

  114. From Angie

    Alison,
    Congratulations to you! Girls are so much fun and Ben is going to be a great big brother.

  115. From lisa

    Congratulations Alison, Dave, and Ben. Welcome Megan Hope. hurry back on days!!!!!

  116. From lisa

    Congratulations Alison, Dave, and Ben. Welcome Megan Hope.hurry back on days

  117. From mandie

    Congrats Ali!!!!! Cant wait to see a pix of your beautiful little girl

  118. From Tamara

    Congratulations Ali and welcome to the world megan hope. i love the show, i hope to see u here soon.

    Tamara

  119. From firoza

    hello all

    congrats!!! ali on your baby girl. i have been a fan of u since u werea small girl- u are a true inspiration to all

    love
    firoza (south africa)

  120. From Toni

    Congrats Allison and Dave on your new angel beautiful name I must say.

  121. From veronica

    congrats on your girl,i have a daughter,girls are so much fun.

  122. From Lucia

    Congratulations Allison,she has a very beautiful name.

  123. From Melanie

    Congrats to you and your family!! I hope Megan and you are doing well. Take care.

  124. From Elsa

    Really enjoy you! Congratulations, you look great! I still can’t figure out how you took two weeks off the show? I didn’t even notice you were gone. The magic of Hollywood!

  125. From carol

    god gives us so much in life , but the best is a child and he gave you two ,give them alot of love allison and dave, thats the most important thing , god bless you and your beautiful family ,
    bless you , carol,

  126. From Lorri

    Congratulations Ali & Dave On The Arrival Of Your Beautiful Baby Girl!!!

  127. From JOAN

    BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY GIRL HOPW THAT SHE BRINGS YOU AS MUCH JOY AS MY DAUGHTER HAS. IT HAS BEEN FUN IN WATCHING YOU GROW UP AND HAVE WATCHED YOU SINCE YOU STARTED ON DAYS. ALSO WATCH YOU ON THE BIGGEST LOSER REALY ENJOY THAT SHOW. HOPE THAT DAYS CAN GET BACK ON TRACK SOON, AND IMPROVES THE STORY LINES OR ELSE THEY WILL BE OFF THE AIR.

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  129. From MomOf2

    Congratulations Alison,Dave and Ben! May god bless you with lots of love and happiness…All the best to you all!

  130. From Deborah (canada)

    Congrat Dave and Allison on the birth of your little girl is any of the baby on days Allison’s baby?

  131. From Rhonda Wright

    Congrat Dave, Aliison, and Ben and Happy Birthday Megan. May your family have another blessed and loving year!

  132. From sherry lerma

    congrad on your new baby allison and dave good luck your my favorite

  133. From beverly hawco

    hey alison congratulations to u and ur husband and ur beautifull children

  134. From beverly hawco

    hey alison congratulations to u and ur husband and ur beautifull children i love dAYS OF OUR LIVES UR SUCH A GOOD ACTRESS GOD BLESS U AND UR FAMILY FROM BEVERLY HAWCO NEWFOUNDLAND CANADA

  135. From Nuru mitchum

    I am so happy for you Sami. Conratulation, you and husband. I want you to know that I watch Days just because you, when they upset you I stop to watch for days. I know its not fair but, I’m your big fan and I can’t help it.

  136. From alberta panagakos

    Sammy, you are the best love you,watching days since 1964,and iam still not missing a day,congrad,with your new arrival,you are a beautiful woman,and a very good actress.

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