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She’s here!

Ok, well, Tia Mowry‘s baby girl has been here since May, of course, but more than a month since her birth, we’re finally getting the chance to find out her name and see her face. Tia shared all of this and more on the newest episode of her online show, Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix. 

The baby’s name is Cairo Tiahna Hardrict.  Cairo basically means “victorious,” while Tiahna means “follower of Christ” and also has “Tia” in it.  They chose Cairo because Cory said, while he was on a flight, he saw the letters A, I and R in the sky and decided he wanted those letters in the baby’s name, while also keeping up with their preference for names that start with a C.

Son Cree, according to Tia, has been very excited about his sister, even if he isn’t as excited about her diapers.

“Cree has been the best big brother in the world,” she said. “He helps me with everything — except for changing her diaper, he doesn’t want to do that. He doesn’t want to put it in the diaper pail because he’s like, ‘Ewww! That’s nasty!’ I’m like, dude, you were doing the same thing [laughs].”

“He’s always saying, ‘She’s so pretty! She’s so pretty!'” she added. “One thing he’s said that just brought me to tears was just out of nowhere, he climbed into bed with us and he goes, ‘Mommy, I love my sister.’ I just thought that was the sweetest thing in the entire world.”

As for the new mom of two, Tia can’t get enough of Cairo, particularly because she wanted another girl to be in her home.

“I’m so happy there’s another girl in the house because there was just too much testosterone,” she said. “I am having the time of my life shopping for her, dressing her, just everything. I think it’s the coolest thing.”

She also talked about the positive changes she noticed in breastfeeding Cairo vs. her years of breastfeeding Cree. She mentioned previously that changing her diet helped tremendously in making the process easier.

“With my son Cree, I was not able to breastfeed for a long time. So this time around, I was very determined,” she said. “I was drinking third trimester teas to help with milk production. I changed my diet. I was eating loads of protein, lots of water. Just eating very healthy. I truly believe that’s what helped with my milk supply.”

And considering how rough her last trimester ended up being, Tia is thankful for a healthy and happy baby — and mommy.

“The third trimester was pretty intense. The first two were amazing, but the third trimester kind of got to me a little bit,” she said. “I had gestational diabetes, I had carpal tunnel, so to see that she’s here and that she’s healthy and I’m healthy, we’re just really thrilled.”

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