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“Good Wife” Actor Welcomes a Son

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Josh Charles and Sophie FlackJosh Charles and his wife, former ballet dancer Sophie Flack, are now first-time parents, confirms People. They first went public with Flack’s pregnancy at a Heifer’s International gala in August, though they did not reveal the baby’s gender. No name has also been revealed yet.

The actor played lawyer Will Gardner for five seasons on “The Good Wife” before he exited the series in March. His character’s story arc came to a shocking end when he was shot and killed in a courtroom.

The couple joins other first-time parents of the year, including Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, and Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde.

Congratulations to the couple!

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Horoscope for a Sagittarius Baby
Horoscope for a Sagittarius Baby
Horoscope for a Sagittarius Baby

Image: Josh Charles and Sophia Flack via Shutterstock.

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Chris Pratt’s Amazing Speech About His Son Makes Us Love Him Even More

Monday, December 8th, 2014

(left to right) Anna Faris, Jack Pratt, Chris PrattIf you didn’t already love Chris Pratt after his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, here’s a new reason to love him. At a March of Dimes event last Friday, Pratt gave a sweet and touching speech about being a father to his son, Jack, who was born premature in 2012, as reported first by Variety.

Pratt shared that when he held his baby skin-to-skin in the NICU, “It was just the best feeling I’ve ever had. My little boy just laying across my neck and my chest, and feeling my heart beat and feeling the love. I played him country music and I sang to him, and I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be, and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them,” reports People.

At birth, Jack weighed only 3 pounds, 12 ounces and spent a month in the NICU before going home, at 5 pounds, with Pratt and his wife, “Mom” actress Anna Faris. Once the baby was home, the couple faced a new challenge, when Faris had difficulty producing breast milk. But the breastfeeding challenges didn’t faze them. Speaking with admiration about his wife, Pratt said, “She didn’t stop trying. It was very painful, but…she stuck to it [with] this type of strong, superhuman focus that only mothers have, and finally it worked…We needed that win.”

Now two years later, Pratt sees how Jack has gone “from a small, helpless little squirt to a strong, smart, happy, funny, beautiful boy.”

And despite being a successful actor with roles in “Parks and Recreation” and “The Lego Movie,” Pratt cherishes his role as a father first. “I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor: I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy,” he shared.

A collective sigh was heard around the world!

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Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies
Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies
Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies

Update: This post was updated on Thursday, 12/11 to reflect more quotes from Pratt’s speech, as reported by People.

Image: Photo of Anna Faris, Jack Pratt, and Chris Pratt courtesy of Chris Pratt’s Twitter feed.

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Amanda Peet Gives Birth to Her Third Child

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Amanda Peet and David BenioffThird time’s the charm! Actress Amanda Peet and her husband, David Benioff, welcomed their third child yesterday, confirms People. This is the first boy for the couple, who also have two daughters (Frances Pen, 7, and Molly June, 4) together. No name has been announced yet.

The couple didn’t confirm Peet’s pregnancy until this past August, when she appeared at the Emmys with a baby bump. Peet recently had roles in “The Good Wife” and “Identity Thief,” while Benioff is the co-creator of “Game of Thrones.”

Peet is also an Every Child By Two ambassador for the Shot@Life campaign. As a mother, she is passionate about helping children around the world have access to vaccines.

In an essay for the Huffington Post last year, Peet wrote, “When it came time for me to decide whether or not to vaccinate my own children, I thought about the responsibility that comes with being a mother. For me, this responsibility of motherhood transcends borders and cultures.”

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Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids
Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids
Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids

Image: Amanda Peet and David Benioff at the 2014 Emmy Awards via Shutterstock

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See JWoww’s Gigantic New Mommy Tattoo

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

jwoww-mommy-tattooOver the weekend, Jersey Shore alum Jenni “JWoww” Farley and fiance Roger Mathews made a permanent commitment. No, they didn’t get married—the new mom told HollywoodLife.com earlier this year that she needs to “get skinny” and soak up some sun before walking down the aisle. Instead, the first-time parents decided to honor their baby daughter, Meilani, by getting matching tattoos, Us Weekly reports. JWoww’s is emblazoned over a shoulder blade, while Roger’s is on his side. (#parents4life)

JWoww revealed the couple’s identical ink Sunday on Instagram and — wowza! — what a tat it is: Smack dab in the middle of the design is the baby‘s adorable, newborn-sized footprints, which are encircled by all 16 letters of her full name, Meilani Alexandra, in large script. In other words, it’s humongous and had to be a beast to get.

But the pain was clearly worth it for the totally smitten mom and dad, who welcomed their little girl in July. Showing off the tattoos on her website, JWoww wrote: “I love how it’s a permanent reminder of the commitment we have to love and protect our baby angel and to provide the most amazing life we possibly can for her. That bond Roger and I have with our chunk is unlike any bond I’ve ever had and these tattoos symbolize that connection that will forever hold us together as a family. She is our everything and we are so blessed to have the most perfect baby girl we could ever ask for! Guess we’re officially corny cute parents!”

Of course, JWoww and Roger weren’t the only ones in the family who recently felt the sting of a needle. A few days before her parents got their tattoos, baby Meilani headed over to the pediatrician’s office and received her 4-month vaccinations.

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Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name
Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name
Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name

Image of JWoww courtesy of Jenni Farley via Instagram 

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A Baby Boy for ‘Scandal’ Star Scott Foley!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk welcome baby boyThere’s no scandal here! Scott Foley and his wife Marika Dominczyk welcomed baby Konrad on Nov. 13, People confirms.

This is the third child for Marika and Scott, who plays Captain Jake Ballard on the ABC hit drama Scandal. They have two other children, Keller, who is 2 1/2 years old and Malina, who is 5 years old.

Foley’s rep told Us Weekly in a statement, “He joins big sister Malina, brother Keller and their dog Frankie. The Foley family is overjoyed.”

Scott tweeted from his account today: “Thank you for all of the well wishes! @TheMeanChick [Marika]and I are truly fortunate. And tired. ;)

Congratulations to this growing family!

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Our Favorite Celebrity Babies of the Year
Our Favorite Celebrity Babies of the Year
Our Favorite Celebrity Babies of the Year

Photo of Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk courtesy of Shutterstock.

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