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Jolivette Mecenas

Welcome Maximilian Dominic Mecenas-Sarmiento!

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Maximilian Dominic Mecenas-Sarmiento

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UPDATED Monday, Aug. 22: Jolivette Mecenas, at home recovering from her C-section, sent in this photo of her newborn son, Maximilian. You can read his birth announcement below.

Friday, Aug. 19: Several weeks ago, Jolivette Mecenas wrote that she and her partner, Charlyne, were struggling over whether or not to hyphenate their soon-to-be-born baby's last name. It looks like we have an answer: Maximilian Dominic Mecenas-Sarmiento was born Aug. 17, "happy and healthy," says mom Jolivette.

She sent us an email early this morning with the details: On Tuesday night at 9 p.m., her water broke. Because she had just eaten, she had to wait until 4:30 the next morning to have her C-section (it had been scheduled for Aug. 24, since her baby was in a breech position and efforts to turn him hadn't worked.)

Jolivette and Charlyne welcomed their son, Maximilian, into the world on Aug. 17. Courtesy of Peggy Tran-Le hide caption

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Jolivette and Charlyne welcomed their son, Maximilian, into the world on Aug. 17.

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Little Maximilian made his grand entrance at 5:19 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and almost 19 inches long.

Jolivette and family are scheduled to go home later today, and she promises an update — hopefully with photos. We'll post more as soon as we get it.

P.S. If you've been following the Baby Project blog, you'll know that all nine of our moms have now given birth. Relive the births of Valentina Sofia, Finnley James, Diana Marie, Abel Weston, Dalia Joule, Dexter Aaron, Revira, and Natalie and Elizabeth.

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