Janet Jackson Welcomes Her First Child, a Baby Boy
Congrats are in order for Janet Jackson! The 50-year-old first-time mother welcomed a baby boy with her husband, Wissam Al Mana.
Jackson’s rep confirmed to People that Jackson and her Qatari-born husband are “thrilled” after the birth of their son, Eissa Al Mana.
“Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”
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In November, E! News reported that the baby’s name would honor Jackson’s late brother, Michael. However, neither Jackson nor Al Mana have spoken about the meaning of their son’s name.
According to Babynamespedia.com, Eissa means, “Yahweh means salvation.” Yahweh is a Hebrew word that translates to “God.”
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Rumors about Jackson’s pregnancy took off early last year when she postponed her Unbreakable tour in April.
In a video she posted on her Twitter, Jackson told her fans she wanted to focus on having a family with Al Mana, whom she wed in 2012.
A message from Janet…https://t.co/KrzYZ4eyvD— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) April 6, 2016
Jackson’s family, including siblings La Toya and Jermaine, have already shared their happiness at the news through social media posts.
How exciting! @JanetJackson, Jan and Wissam just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy!!!— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) January 4, 2017
Jackson’s father, Joe, uploaded a series of throwback photos of himself and Janet on his website with a heartfelt message: “Congratulations to my daughter Janet Jackson on the birth of my grandson. Making me a grandfather again! Wishing you all the love and happiness a father could wish a daughter.”
We’re eagerly awaiting photos of the little boy, but we wish the growing family all the best!
PLUS: See the best reactions to new babies in the gorgeous images below.
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Here, Fermont caught the first time a young boy and girl met their new baby brother, Staf.
Grandparents walk in
Dutch photographer Marry Fermont loves capturing the emotions of family members as they first meet newborns. Here, see a grandmother's expression as she enters the hospital room to see her new grandchild.
The talented photographer wrote that the first-time mom in this photo gave birth without any fuss to baby Daphne. In the background, you can see the proud grandma, who was also a delivery nurse.
These grandparents were beyond thrilled about the birth of this tiny new relative. We're so glad this moment of pure excitement was caught on film.
When this baby boy met twin girls for the first time, he clearly doesn't know WHAT to think--and his obvious confusion will crack you up.
Meeting Twins Confused
Just look at that bewildered expression! In the hilarious video, which has been viewed more than 24 million times, you can practically hear him thinking, "Wow! There's really two of them!"
This little girl's visit to the hospital to meet her new brother started off so sweetly, and we love the new big sister's shocked face when she finally lays eyes on him.
Watch the video to see what the adorable tot just can't stop saying. It'll be nearly impossible for you not to smile (or squeal, like she does!).
At this young girl's must-watch first meeting with her newborn sister, she first smiles as the baby began to do what babies do best--cry.
And when you watch the video and see what the gentle big sis does to soothe her, you'll swoon!
New Grandma Shocker
And in this great clip, a woman thinks her daughter is merely giving her an anniversary gift, but when she opens it up, she sees a bodysuit for a baby girl which says "Grandma's Little Girl."
If you think Grandma's reaction to that present is big, watch the video to see how she nearly falls down when the next surprise comes out.
Moment of Awe
The Internet recently had the pleasure of watching Eva Goeb get the surprise of a lifetime--she was now a grandma, thanks to a new baby her son and daughter-in-law had adopted.
Grandma Surprise 2
Never mind enthusiasm over a newborn--we don't think we've ever seen anyone THIS excited over anything at all! Watch the full video; her elated response will bring you to tears for sure.