Introducing Estela Ines Monteverde
Model/actress Ali Landry, 34, and her husband, director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, 30, welcomed Estela Ines on July 11th. Now 3 months old, the couple introduce their daughter in the latest issue of In Touch.
Click below for the photo and interview highlights.
Estela, who was born just after 9:30 am and weighed in at 8 lbs, 2 oz, was the realization of a life-long dream for Ali.
I always wanted to have children. I feel it was one of my purposes on this earth. Motherhood has taught me to stop and enjoy the moment. I’m so grateful.
Still, the pregnancy was a surprise for Ali and Alejandro.
Four months after we got married, we were pregnant. It was a big surprise, but a welcome one.
When the couple chose their daughter’s name, they didn’t need to look far for inspiration.
We combined both our grandparent’s names — Estela is his grandmother and Ines is my grandmother’s name, Agnes, in Spanish.
Ali also enjoyed choosing different items for the nursery.
I picked out the fabrics for the drapes and all the trims. It’s a small room, so I wanted each piece to be really special.
Their growing family is a source of pride for Ali.
We’re a tag team. Alejandro does everything for her. [Having a baby] really changes everything. The love between us has grown. We’re a family now.
One thing Ali tries not to worry about is baby weight — instead, her focus is on her daughter.
I still have a way to go. I just decided I was going to be patient and to enjoy the process and not worry about hurrying up to get back into shape. Estela is laughing and interacting. It melts my heart.