Teresa Giudice

Teresa recounts the birth of her fourth daughter, Audriana.

on May 25, 2010

Audriana Giudice was born September 14, 2009, at 5:56 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. She doesn’t have a middle name. None of my daughters do. Neither do Joe or I. I made up the name Audriana (I’m sure I’ll hear from a bunch of Audrianas now! Hi! Love love love your name!) I never heard anyone with the name and I liked Adriana, but I wanted it to have the Italian sounding "u" in it, so I just added a "u." I like pretty and unusual girls names that end in an "a" of course! Audriana is the light of our lives. She just brought so much extra love into our family. The girls just love on her all day long. And she’s such a happy baby!

How sweet was baby Nicholas bringing her a rose (and lots of presents from Auntie Jacqueline)? I would love it if they got married some day.

I asked Dina to be the godmother, and I even cried watching that scene again. In the part of Italy where our family is from – Sala Consilina in Salerno – you pick a godmother who you would want your daughter to grow up and be like. So if you pick someone cheap, they say your child will be cheap. Dina decorates so well, maybe Audriana will pick that up from her! Just kidding. Seriously, Dina is a beautiful person inside and out. She’s so classy and beautiful, she’s a great mom, she’s got a great heart, she’s religious and cares so much for children. I would be honored if Audriana was like her in any way. You’ll get to see the christening in an upcoming episode.

Thank you so much for all your sweet wishes and
congratulations! To answer some of your questions, no, none of the other Manzos or Lauritas are godparents to my other girls. We used family members. If you don’t have kids yourself and I freaked you out with my screaming, I’m so sorry, but I promise, it’s so worth it! And you can find the hat with the flower that Audriana was wearing on my website at: www.teresagiudice.com. Click on "Shop with Me." Also lots of the jewelry and t-shirts I wear, and the headbands and bows my girls wear.