Feels like just yesterday we were hanging out with Ali Landry and her two adorable sidekicks shooting the cover for The Bump magazine — and now, she's officially a three-peat mama! Last night, Ali and her husband, director Alejandro Monteverde, welcomed their third child together (a handsome baby boy!)with a handsome name, to boot! Little Valentine Francesco Monteverde came into the world on his big sister, Estela Ines', birthday (how cute!), weighing in at 9 pounds. He also joins big brother Marcelo.
Inspiration for baby boy Monteverde's name came during Ali's pregnancy, when she and her husband met the Pope in Rome. She said, "We got to meet the Pope and he blessed this baby. So part of the name might have had something to do with our new Pope. The other part of the name we came up with on our own." No matter who gets the credit for baby #3's name, we absolutely love it! It flows together so well with Estela and Marcelo. We're not sure if Ali and her husband stuck to a theme when naming their kids, but we love how gorgeous and perfectly the names flow together.
A few months ago, Ali got real in our magazine dishing about her third pregnancy and how her two kids were getting ready for a new baby brother. She said, "I think Estela’s ready because she already has a little brother, so she knows what she’s in for. We were at the doctor’s office, and the doctor said, “How do you like your little brother?” She said, “He pulls my hair.” Then the doctor asked, “So what do you think about having a new brother?” And she’s like, “I’m going to be bald.” So I think she knows that double-trouble is coming. Marcelo might be tougher to get ready. He wants to be with me all the time, and he’s very much still a baby. When I’m around, he clings to me. I might have to call in some of my expert mommy friends to help navigate our way through this."
Look how gorge the mama-to-be was on the cover of our latest edition:
Now, on to baby's arrival!
Yesterday, Ali tweeted,"The time has come. Baby is on his way:) on our way to the hospital" and then she live-tweeted her delivery from her WhoSay account, sharing pictures and up-to-date status reports on her contractions, delivery and her adorable family!
Check it out:
Ali said, "All checked in" yesterday morning.
A few hours later, Ali said, "Still waiting."
Ali took a much needed (and much deserved!) break from focusing on her breathing to have a laugh at her husband's antics. She said, "My husband is such a director. Look at him trying to get the perfect shoot if our view. At least he is making me laugh through contractions."
Talk about a room with a view! Ali shared, "So grateful to have this gorgeous view from my delivery room. It is making me very happy." Us, too! Looks gorgeous, mama!
Now, mama, baby and the rest of the gang are hanging low and enjoying their newest addition. Next up, birthday party planning!
Congratulations to Ali, Alejandro, Estela, Marcelo and baby Valentine! Can't wait to get to know the little guy!
Did you stick to a "theme" when naming your kids?