Start fist pumping because the newest member of the Jersey Shore family is here! Former reality star Deena Cortese welcomed her first child with husband Christopher Buckner on January 5. They named their baby boy Christopher John and shared photos of the tiny tot to Instagram later that day.
“Our Little Man has finally arrived 💙 Christopher John Buckner (CJ) born January 5th at 4:41 pm at a whopping 20.5 inches..6 Lb 8.5 ounces 💙❤️,” she wrote in the caption. “Uhg mommy and daddy love you so much CJ .. youre our everything 🌎 i never thought i could love Chris anymore than i did until i saw him hold CJ ❤️."
Cortese shared a series of other photos to Instagram, including a super-sweet shot of Buckner holding his newborn son.
"My boys 💙💙 I’ve never loved something so much in my entire life #ourlittleprince," she wrote in a caption. "It was a tough two days and I couldn’t have done it without my other half .. #wortheverymoment #iddoitalloveragain"
Cortese first shared the exciting news about her pregnancy in July when the then-expectant mama posted a series of photos to Instagram, including a mirror selfie of her holding her bump with the caption, “Coming Soon Baby Buckner December 2018.”
In an episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Cortese opened up about a scary moment during her pregnancy and explained how her costars and friends Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi had to put her on bed rest after she started bleeding suddenly.
“Last week, I had a scare,” Cortese told People. “I get emotional because it’s scary. I just started bleeding, but I’m fine. ... Honestly, the scariest moment in my life. I was a nervous wreck, but Chris was so calm, thank God.”
Thankfully, both the mom and baby were okay.
“The baby’s fine,” she said. “The doctor wanted to put me on bed rest until my follow-up appointment ’cause I’m still spotting. I just think it might be better for me not to live in the house, but I’d love to come and visit you guys and maybe me and Chris will come down for a weekend or something.”
Congratulations to the new parents!