Meet Snooki's Baby Lorenzo!

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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