An Inside Look: Laila Ali with New Baby and Husband |Photos|


Laila Ali and husband Curtis Conway show off the newest addition to their family, Sydney J in the latest issue of People Magazine.

Ali opens up about her recent pregnancy and birth in PEOPLE where she admits she initially wanted another boy so her son 2-year-old CJ would have a playmate. Laila explains:

“Before I got pregnant with Sydney I started paying attention to girls with their moms and I thought, ‘Oh, I want a girl,’” confesses the former boxer (she followed in the footsteps of her father, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali) and Dancing With the Stars contestant. “They are like a little mini me.”

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The mother and daughter duo have already created a strong bond, even sleeping together in the same room.

“Because I get up so much with her, we are sleeping in a separate room,” Ali, 33, explains. “My favorite time is the evening when CJ goes to sleep and I have her in the room and it’s quiet. We have our quiet moment together.”

In the photo spread by PEOPLE, Laila shows off her new nursery designed by Little Crown Interiors. The new room features “a pink ‘Hope’ crib from Newport Cottages, bedding by Carousel Designs, a glider and ottoman from SPI Baby, and the nursery’s centerpiece — a black and white canvas print from of a photograph of Ali and her famous father taken when she herself was an infant.”

For the full spread make sure to check PEOPLE Magazine on stands now.