The Bella Twins both recently gave birth just one day apart on July 31 and Aug. 1. The twins announced in January that they were both expecting – Nikki Bella with her first child and Brie Bella with her second. When they revealed the birth of their new bundle of joys, they did not reveal the names as of yet.
Now, after gracing the cover of People Magazine the names have been announced.
Both gave birth to baby boys, Nikki named her son Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev and Brie’s son is named Buddy Dessert Danielson.
On Brie’s Instagram she explain where she came up with Buddy’s name:
“Buddy Dessert Danielson.
Named after Bryan’s Dad and his middle name is pronounced Desert after my Nana’s maiden name. He came into our lives in such a special way we wanted to name him after some special people.”
In the People Magazine interview, the twins share stories about their deliveries.
“Artem and I were so not prepared,” Nikki admits. “We barely had bags packed. I labored for 22 hours, and I pushed for two hours while wearing a mask because of COVID-19. It was 118 degrees in Phoenix, and our room wouldn’t get colder than 76 degrees, so I was burning hot the whole time. I had two more rounds of pushing [to go] until my doctor said, ‘You’re going to have to have a c-section.’ I said, ‘No, he’s coming out vaginally.’ “
“I looked at Artem [who was allowed in the room with a mask], and I go, ‘Put on the Lumineers!’ And literally we ‘Hey Ho’-ed and ‘-Ophelia’-ed Matteo into this world,” the new mom adds. “I have never pushed so hard in my life. I almost tore off the handlebars!”
With this being Nikki’s first child, it was a new experience overall for her as many new mothers have. For Brie, this was round two and just like her firstborn Birdie, she had to have a c-section. She does add though that it was different from her last as Birdie was an emergency c-section and for Buddy, she was completely alert.
“I was trying to have a VBAC [a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section] because I had an emergency c-section with Birdie, but I forgot I make stubborn babies, and they don’t like to come out,” says Brie. “When Matteo came on the 31st, I was like, ‘No matter what, my baby is coming at 9 a.m. tomorrow.’ We didn’t know it was a boy yet.”
“This experience was so different from my last — just to walk into a c-section and be completely alert,” she adds. “When they pulled out Buddy, they put down the curtain, and my husband was like, ‘Oh, I got a boy!’ We were really overwhelmed with joy.”
Congratulations again to The Bella Twins.
All credit for the transcripts and interview goes to People Magazine.