Snooki shows off baby Lorenzo on People Magazine cover

(CNN) -- Baby Lorenzo took his sweet time arriving on August 26, putting mom Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi through more than 24 hours of labor, but just days after his birth, the newborn was ready for his close-up.

Lorenzo graces the cover of the new issue of People magazine along with his mom, Snooki.

The 24-year-old reality star opened up to the magazine along with her fiance and the father of her child, Jionni LaValle, explaining how motherhood's completely changed her.

"The partying is long gone," she said. "I'm a new person."

Her new attitude made filming her MTV reality show, "Jersey Shore," a bit difficult, as being in her third trimester and preparing for parenthood made her lose interest in what her roommates were up to.

"It was definitely a little lonely. Everyone was still going out and staying up late, and I just wanted to go to bed at 8 o'clock," she said. "I didn't want to do everything that everyone else was doing."

While it was "bittersweet," Snooki's embracing the change. Of her new son, she said, "It's a different kind of love that I never felt before."

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