Wearing Italian flag booties and a onesie with a chain printed on it, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle and his mama, Snooki, grace the cover of this week’s People. Not that you’re really paying attention to his outfit at first, ’cause that mug of his is distractingly cute. Which makes up for the fact that most of the quotes Snooki gives about motherhood sound exactly like every other magazine interview with a first-time mother.
“It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before,” she told the magazine. But she also made a promise that pretty much explains why the Jersey Shore is ending at just the right time, following the upcoming season: “When I got pregnant, everything changed. The partying is long gone. I’m a new person.”
Fiance Jionni LaValle and Snooki also explained the origins of their son’s name: Jionni knew a kid in his hometown named Lorenzo, and Dominic is the name of Snooki’s late uncle. “I did it for my dad,” she said.
Another adorable photo of the happy family is available on MTV News.
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We’re still awaiting a real pic of brand-new guido Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, but for now we’ll settle for the exclusive glimpse TMZ got their hands on, which show only that Snooki and Jionni’s kid has quite the full head of hair, and that Mama Snooks wore platforms on her way out of the hospital after giving birth on Sunday morning. We also thought now would be a good time to catch up with everything we know so far about the new family.
- Snooki is a fully-converted breast-feeding advocate. “I love nursing my little man!” she tweeted yesterday, following up with, “#BreastPump insteada #FistPump.” Though we sense a little bit of sarcasm in her tweet this morning: “Can’t wait to pump!!! The highlight of my life.”
- She maybe has to use diapers herself right now: “I’m legit an old lady. Rockin the diapers with that old lady gangsta lean,” she wrote.
- We will probably get to witness Lorenzo’s birth. Radar reported that Snooki & JWOWW producers 495 Productions had cameras at St. Barnabas Hospital, and even after they were kicked out of the delivery room, Jionni kept his personal camera rolling.
Of course, the first child of America’s favorite pint-size party girl was born at 3 a.m. Sunday — Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, son of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jionni LaValle, was probably ready to hit the club the minute he entered the world. The 6 lb., 5 oz. newest Jersey Shore castmember (we hope) was born in the wee hours at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, MTV News reports. A rep said that the new family is “doing great.”
So how is the new mama feeling? “I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic! I had my little man last night, healthy at 6lbs! HE’S MY WORLD!” Snooki tweeted at 9 this morning, later adding, “Being a mom is an amazing feeling!!! I love my little man to death! Jionni is such a cute dad.”
Snooki and fiance Jionni LaValle are expecting a boy in September, she says in
a story she sold to the new issue of In Touch magazine. We are kind of disappointed that we won’t immediately get to see the kind of animal print minidresses she’d put a daughter in, and it sounds like the 24-year-old Jersey Shore star is too. “I thought it was going to be a girl. I was hoping it would be, because all girls want girls,” she admits, before adding, “It’s still my baby, no matter what. I’m excited either way!”
In the story, she also reveals the typical pregnancy woes: “Our sex life is hardly there! I just feel too icky and gross.” Also, her cravings include “anything cold and juicy, like Italian ices.” (Uh-oh, we can hear the Italian ice lobby complain of being poorly represented already.) And In Touch must have given Snooki a sweet deal, because she also told them which names they’re considering, Lorenzo or Jionni Jr.
The surprising bit of this article? This statement: “I’m not going to party hard anymore, even after the baby is born.” There goes all of our TV fun.
[Photos: In Touch, Getty Images]
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Snooki Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump, New Taste In Long Dresses
Snooki is undoubtedly dealing with morning sickness, swollen ankles and a grotesquely stretched navel piercing right now, so why not celebrate the single best thing about being pregnant: the temporarily gigantic bosoms? Okay, clearly the single best thing is the adorable tiny human that comes out of you and becomes your family, but you have to wait nine months for that! You and your Twitter followers can enjoy jaw-dropping curves right now! “I got swagger with my pregnant self =),” the Jersey Shore star tweeted today along with a photo featuring her plunging neckline. Someone tell Deena that we like the boobs already. If not, she’s just going to keep asking.
“They won’t stop growing. I’m scared,” Snooki replied to a follower’s flattering comments. We’re scared too, girl. Will JWoww be able to handle the competition? Do they even let pregnant women into tanning beds? What about spray tan? We have so many pressing questions that Snooki’s boobs cannot answer! Oh, Snooki also tweeted a cuddly photo of herself with her bethrothed Jionni LaValle, showing off her massive engagement ring and gushing “My FIANCÉ!!!” in what seems to be the first public confirmation that they are actually engaged. Let’s be real though, this guy is going to be around for a while. Until then…stop obstructing our view of Snooki’s chesticles!
[Photo: Snooki's Twitter]
Based on how much Deena Cortese cries during your average season of Jersey Shore, how much do you think she cried when she found out about Snooki’s pregnancy from the news rather than from her meatball sister herself? A million tears? That seems like a solid, conservative estimate. “I actually just found out when everybody else did. That’s when she decided to tell everyone,” Deena explained on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS-FM radio show this morning. “I think she was waiting because it’s bad luck.” Her costar Vinny Guadagnino seemed similarly stunned by the news, as he told HuffPo today, “It was definitely a shock, but you have to adapt to whatever life throws at you.” We’re assuming at least Snooki’s boyfriend Jionni knew before the Interweb did…right?
Despite their shock and awe at Snooki’s recent life decisions, her cast members think she’s going to be an excellent parent, boozing and Shore Showers not withstanding. “I think Nicole is going to be a great mom,” gushed Deena. “She’s a very genuine person and her heart’s always in the right place. She always puts people before her.” Said Vinny, “We all get into our hardships with each other and petty arguments but this is real life. She is pregnant and we are there for each other … I think it is a cool thing.” Aw, you guys are the best! As far as we’re concerned, the producers should just make room for a crib next to the duck phone next season.
[Photo: Getty Images]
“OMG! I’m pregnant!” reads the headline of Snooki’s Us Weekly cover story. But sorry, magazine people, the only thing that’s surprising here is how weird they’ve made her look. Her normally cute, round face is all sharp angles, and the cups of that dress are too small for her boobs, and she’s holding her belly like she’s five months pregnant, not 15 weeks. But we do like that headline, if only because we can hear Snook’s voice saying it in our head.
Snooki, who also confirmed that she and Jionni LaValle are engaged, said they found out she was pregnant after New Year’s, which made her panic about the baby’s health. “‘S–t, I’ve been drinking!’ I was worried,” she told the magazine. “It was New Year’s Eve and we were in Vegas, so I did go crazy.”
But now the two 24-year-olds are determined to be responsible parents. “I have different priorities now,” she said, and she doesn’t care what the public has to say about her impending motherhood, “As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.”
“We are not going to screw this up,” Jionni added.
Well, good for you kids. We hope you stick to it. And we also hope the paycheck for this cover goes toward a totally sweet nursery for your tiny guido/ette.
[Photo: Us Weekly]
Snooki must have heard our eyes rolling back in our heads earlier today at her most recent engagement rumors, because the girl went ahead and busted out the ring. Bam! While walking her dog with JWoww in Jersey City, the Jersey Shore star took the opportunity to reveal a very official looking rock. Despite the evidence, Shnooks still hasn’t confirmed her betrothal to boyfriend Jionni LaValle quite yet, a move we think is sort of odd. You’d think she’d be literally peeing her pants with excitement, not gently brushing the hair off her face for the paparazzi. When has this woman ever held back anything? We were not joking about the “peeing her pants” thing!
Speaking of playing it coy (a sentence we never thought we’d type in conjuncture with the name “Snooki”), the reality star might think she’s leaving the world hanging about her possible pregnancy, but she flat out denied being with child to Janell Snowden‘s face at the Grammy’s last month. “I definitely want kids in the future,” Shnooks claimed. “But I’m not pregnant right now.” Hmm, if only there was such an easy way to confirm Snooki’s pregnancy rumors as slipping on a piece of jewelry. Maybe she could get a t-shirt screen-printed with the sonogram? It would be more convenient for us, that’s for sure. Plus you know we would buy one…
[Photo: Splash News Online]