Andrew Asare
September 04, 2013 AT 02:59 PM EDT

Former CSI: NY star A.J. Buckley and his fiancee, oncology nurse Abigail Ochse, are expecting their first child — a daughter — early next year, reports People.

Buckley’s rep confirmed that Abby, who is currently five months pregnant, and A.J. are looking forward to welcoming their new addition to the family in early 2014. On Tuesday morning, Buckley tweeted to his followers, hinting that he had special news to share.

“Good morning. Big announcement today. So excited to share #lifechanging,” he wrote.

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