Deena Cortese's upcoming vacations are going to have a brand-new family member -- but before the Jersey Shore star welcomes a son with husband Chris Bruckner, half of Team Meatball had a special day with loved ones. And, of course, her MTV buddies Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni Farley, Angelina Pivarnick and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola were in attendance.
"DEENER’S baby shower for CJ!" Snooki wrote along with the gals group photo above. "Can’t wait to meet another addition to our family. Love these ladies so much!!!!!! #Family #MySisters"
Deena added a photo album from the day and gushed it was everything she "could have imagined and more."
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Today was everything I could have imagined and more .. I had such an amazing day with everyone that came to celebrate baby CJ .. I couldn’t imagine my baby shower any more beautiful 💙 We are so blessed to have you all in our lives .. I could literally feel so much love in the room for our little man ..I want to thank my mom @joanncortese4591 for throwing the most perfect shower and I want to thank my sister @joaniem7714 for making the cutest decorations and @mallorykristenp for all the help with the games .. you girls really helped my mom throw me the cutest monkey themed baby shower ever .. Thank you @scotter and @mrs.k_carmichael for capturing this beautiful day ...In just eight weeks we’ll be welcoming our little man into this world and it can’t come soon enough!
Deena and Chris revealed in July that they were having a "sweet little boy," and all of her fellow housemates were there for the gender-reveal bash. Deena's bundle of joy also had some sweet firsts in utero -- like visiting his mama's Seaside Heights stomping grounds and an inaugural red carpet appearance at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Up next, Baby Christopher's big debut!
Check out more images from the shower below (hi, Meilani and Giovanna!), and be sure to keep watching Deena (and her bun in the oven) every Thursday on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation at 8/7c!