irst photo of Shakira's baby boy, Milan Piqué Mebarak, has hit the Web, but the picture
shows only his sneakered feet and chubby little legs.
Still, it's the only glimpse we have so far of her and FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué's newborn bundle of joy.
The image hit the web Wednesday, the day after Shakira, whose last name is Mebarak, gave birth to Milan in a Barcelona hospital. It arrived online via her husband's WhoSay account.
Piqué posted the image, which shows Milan's feet in tiny white Nike sneakers with the name "Milan" stitched on their Velcro straps, accompanied by the following short message: "Milan's Feet!"
Viewers will also see the hospital bracelet still fastened around the infant's right leg, which is set to be one of the most famous baby legs in recent memory.
Baby Milan was born Monday at 9:36 p.m. Barcelona time, and the world was very excited to hear the news, which Shakira shared via her official website, and subsequently tweeted out via her official Twitter account.
Shortly before the baby was born, she tweeted the following message out to her 19 million followers, which got the buzz going about the pending birth:
"I'd like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak"
The statement Shakira issued via her website went into more detail about her special day:
"The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification," the statement explains. "Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth."
The statement goes on to explain that the newborn weighed in at about 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and "that both mother and child are in excellent health," according to the hospital where Milan was delivered.
For her "baby shower," Shakira asked her Twitter followers to contribute to a special Unicef campaign they set up to help fund products that help young children and babies:
"Please help more babies to grow up disease free by donating to Shakira and Gerard's Unicef Baby Shower, at http://smarturl.it/babyshower ShakHQ," she tweeted.
Simply click this link to make your own donation to their "baby shower" Unicef campaign, the money from which will provide food, rehydration salts, scales, vaccines and mosquito nets to needy children around the world.
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