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Below Deck Mediterranean’s Jessica More Welcomes Her First Child: Photos
The Below Deck Med alum revealed her newborn daughter’s name along with her adorable first photos.
It’s a girl! Below Deck Mediterranean alum Jessica More confirmed the arrival of her daughter on Wednesday, October 26, also sharing several photos of the newborn she named Charli Ella.
The first-time mom, who gave birth on October 19, according to Us Weekly, wrote a sweet note to her baby girl on Instagram a week later. “Charli Ella ~ For once in my life I knew I was exactly where I was destined to be,” Jess captioned a collection of three baby photos, first shared by Us Weekly. “Holding you and becoming your mother is a joy and love I didn’t know was even possible. Welcome earth side my love.”
Of course, several members of the Below Deck family were quick to jump into the comments with congratulatory messages. Among them were Below Deck Med chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran and Below Deck stew Ashling Lorger, as well as Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Alli Dore, Jenna MacGillivray, and Ciara Duggan.
“Welcome to the world little one,” Ashling wrote, adding, “She’s beautiful! So happy for you!”
Alli commented, “So happy for you babe!!! We’ll have to set her up with River one day,” referencing her 1-year-old son.
Explaining to Us Weekly that she wants to keep the identity of the baby’s father “private for now,” Jess said that “Charli is very much loved by both her mom and dad.” For now, Jess is “so grateful [they’re] both doing well” and “absorbing all the love.”
Elsewhere in her interview with the magazine, the Below Deck Med Season 5 stew also revealed more birth details, sharing that the delivery did not go as she “planned or hoped.”
“Labor was about 36 hours. I planned for a birth center experience with no medicine. I labored for most of it at the birth center. My body got stuck in transition phase at seven centimeters for hours,” she recalled, noting that Charli weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces. “It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life. I had to get transferred to the hospital eventually, where I gave birth to a healthy baby, so that’s what mattered most.”
Just weeks earlier, Jess posted several maternity shoot photos on Instagram, as she prepared for her daughter’s arrival. “I’m about to receive the most incredible blessing of my life… about to meet the reason why my soul had to garner all that patience, humility and faith… About to experience the unparalleled magic of a miracle,” she captioned the September 30 post. “One day very soon nothing will be as it was. But my path is about to shift for the greater good of my journey.”