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Jeri's Girl

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Gisele Lynn Emé

March 2, 2008

7 lbs., 13 oz.

At a mere 10 weeks, Gisele Lynn Emé is already embracing her roots. “She’s very French,” says mom Jeri Ryan of her first child with her husband, French chef Christophe Emé. “She has really strong lungs, is not afraid to show us what she wants and doesn’t like to be rushed during meals. We joke she’s going to be either a French chef or an opera singer.”

The Shark and former Star Trek: Voyager actress is fine with either. After a quick 11-minute delivery—Emé, 38, almost missed taking the first picture—Ryan is happily embracing motherhood again (her son Alex, 13, is from a previous marriage). “It’s magical,” she says, although she admits being a new mom at 40 is different. “This time around, I’m a zombie at six hours of sleep.” But Emé “cooks delicious meals for me every day,” says Ryan, who owns L.A. restaurant Ortolan with her husband. “I’m so spoiled. I couldn’t be any luckier!”