Congratulations and SO MUCH LOVE goes out to Real World: New Orleans alum Melissa Beck (formerly Melissa Howard) and her husband Justin Beck because the happy couple welcomed the birth of their second child on New Year’s Day!! As you may recall, my dear dear friend Melissa gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Shalom Mazie, back in March of 2009 … and yesterday, she brought forth into the world a second daughter the couple have named Maja Ilani. I cannot EVEN tell you how insanely happy I am for the Beck family on their newest member. Melissa, an avid tweeter, shared the happy news of her daughter’s birth on Twitter … check out some of her ecstatic tweets below.
Happy New Year. Happy New Baby. Maja Ilani born 01.01.13 at 3:43 pm. / The time! You know how much I love a palindrome. / It’s NOT pronounced MAYA. It’s a SZSH sounding J. And yes, I’m a lovesick fool for my husband. It’s an acronym for Melissa and Justin Always / My nurse’s name is MERCY! All these signs all around me. / My labor and delivery experience was 100 million times better this time around. I am so very happy. / She’s a little Lomi clone. And mellow. And tiny. 6 lbs 13 oz. / Shalom met her baby sister within an hour of her arrival and honestly, that just took me over the edge. She loves her so much. / That feeling was just … / Thank you everyone. Y’all are so very lovely. Thank you for letting me share this happiness.
Melissa has to be one of my most favorite people in the world. Her intelligence and humor are only matched by her incredible beauty and strength of will. She is a fierce and loving mother and wife, a woman who I absolutely respect, admire and love. I am so happy for Melissa, I can’t even tell you. The birth of her first daughter wasn’t an easy one and I know Melissa was a bit worried about this second labor but I am happy to report that she experienced a very easy birth this second time around. New Year, New Baby, LOTS of Love and Joy for the Beck family! Please join me in spending all our love and congrats to the Becks today :) Woot!!