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Ugenti says election, giving birth capped a ‘good month’

Ugenti says election, giving birth capped a ‘good month’

Rep.-elect Michelle Ugenti gave birth to her third child Nov. 30.

The Fountain Hills Republican’s baby, Noelle Kristiania Ugenti, weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20½ inches long.

“November was a really good month,” said Ugenti, who was elected to the House Nov. 2 in LD8. “I could not be more blessed and happier that I won and she’s here.”

Ugenti, who ran on a tea party platform, will be joining 34 other freshman in the 50th Legislature.

She said her husband works from home, so he’ll be caring for the infant while she’s at the Capitol. A nanny will help out with her 2-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter.

“I’m just going to make it work like everyone else does,” Ugenti said.

Ugenti said everyone was kind to her in the late stages of her pregnancy and final days of the campaign, making it a pleasant experience even though she was the “only one waddling around.”

“I wanted to make sure I had my kids at certain times,” Ugenti said. “I’m at an age where the family is something that is important and I just didn’t want to give that up because I was also running for office, I wanted to have both.”

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