The first photo of Nicole Richie's son Sparrow James Midnight was published Wednesday on People Magazine..

Sparrow was born in mid September.

I'm glad I had a girl before I had a boy, says Richie. She just loves him so much. She's very gentle with him, Richie's boyfriend Joel Madden said in an interview, according to People Magazine.  .

Richie and Madden have a 21-month-old daughter, Harlow Winter Kate Madden.