Snooki Poses with Baby Lorenzo Dominic: First Photos

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Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki of 'Jersey Shore' fame, appears on the new cover of PEOPLE with her adorable son Lorenzo Dominic.

Snooki and fiance Jionni LaValle opened their home to the popular magazine six days after his birth so they could introduce their first child to the rest of the world.

The baby's middle name is a nod to Polizzi's deceased uncle.  The reality star said, "I did it for my dad."

The show that launched Snooki's television career will wrap after a final season that premieres beginning October 4.

Her other reality show, MTV spin-off 'Snooki & JWOWW, is currently filming a second season.  Will we be seeing the same wild antics that fans have come to expect?

The new mom says, "When I got pregnant, everything changed.  The partying is long gone.  I'm a new person."

Snooki's PEOPLE issue hits newsstands on Friday.  More photos below:

Photo Credit: Dan Jackman-WENN, Twitter