"He's got more swag than any baby I've ever seen in my life!" Pauly D piped in enthusiastically.
That's thanks mostly to Snooki, who pals say is a great mom. "Nicole's the same Nicole, only she's all about Lorenzo, and she's no longer selfish," BFF Jwoww said, adding that she'd like to be a mother herself by age 30. (The 26-year-old star is engaged to her boyfriend of two and a half years, Roger Mathews, 37.)
"Snooks, anything she does is to the max," the Sitch added. "On the TV show, you've seen us partying, and Snooks really did her thing. So now she's a mother, and she's doing that to the max."
In fact, everyone's lives have changed significantly since Jersey Shore first started in 2009. And though not all of the changes have been easy -- Sorrentino, 30, entered rehab for substance abuse in March -- the cast seems to be in a good place now.
"It's been the best year of my life this year, between work being so busy, getting my friends back...I really cherish it," the Situation said. "The biggest lesson learned is to always have hope, and not to give up, because it gets better every day."
The sixth and final season of Jersey Shore airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET) on MTV.