Baby Lorenzo Dominic is the newest “celebrity” baby to grace the cover of People magazine. He joins mom Snooki (Nicole Polizzi).
Lorenzo made his debut in the world on August 26 with a delivery that took more than 24 hours. But it’s well worth it according to Snooki.
She says, “It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before.”
On how they chose his name, the couple revealed that it was dad Jonni LaValle who picked it.
“We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo,” says LaValle, 25. He adds he was inspired by a child he knew from his hometown. The same New Jersey hometown where he and Polizzi now live with his parents.
“She loved it,” he adds.
The baby’s middle name, Dominic, is in memory of Snook’s uncle, who passed away. “I did it for my dad,” she says.
“When I got pregnant, everything changed,” says Polizzi, who is currently filming season two of spin-off reality show ‘Snooki and JWOWW’. “The partying is long gone. I’m a new person.”
Snooki will also make an appearance on the upcoming and final season of ‘Jersey, premiering Oct. 4. Guess we’ll see just how much Snooki is adjusting to motherhood.
For more on this exclusive interview pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.