Meet Snooki's Baby Lorenzo!

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and baby Lorenzo on the cover of People magazine's September 17, 2012 issue Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and baby Lorenzo on the cover of People magazine's September 17, 2012 issue

Snooki’s fans are getting a first look at her little bundle of meatball joy!

The MTV reality star posed with her newborn — baby Lorenzo Dominic — for the cover of People. The photos were taken just six days after he was born on August 26.

“It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before,” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi said of her newborn.

(See Snooki’s baby, HERE!)

The proud new mom, and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, explained that the baby’s name has special meaning.

“We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo,” Jionni told the mag, noting he knew a child from his hometown with the same name.

The baby’s middle name is in honor of Snooki’s late uncle.

“I did it for my dad,” she told the mag.

Snooki said her path to motherhood changed not only her outlook, but her behavior.

“When I got pregnant, everything changed,” the reality star said. “The partying is long gone. I’m a new person.”

-- Jesse Spero

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