Christina Aguilera posed for dueling magazine covers with new son Max Liron, born January . She's on People in the US and Hello! in the UK. The songstress told Hello! she was too scared of tearing to give birth naturally. She had a C-section on January 12 and recently made her first appearance at a DVD signing and hit an art opening.
She told Hello!, "I'd heard horror stories about tearing. I really wanted a calm and peaceful environment. I didn't want any surprises."
Unlike her qualms, husband Jordan Bratman was great. Aguilera told the mag, "Jordan wasn't squeamish at all. He had the video camera ready to go."
She added: "The most reassuring thing for me was hearing that first beautiful cry. I just welled up with tears.
"We can't stop staring at him. We study him, he studies us back. It's just an unbelievable experience, the whole journey. It's just a beautiful time in our lives."
Aguilera, who gave birth at 37 weeks, also said, "The hardest part was deciding on his birthday. I wanted to leave it up to fate, but at the same time I was ready to be done early!"
Aguilera has also revealed Max had a bris. Bratman is Jewish, Aguilera is not.