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Carrie Underwood’s Cute Baby — and More Adorable Celeb Baby Reveals!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We can’t get enough of Carrie Underwood’s baby reveal — those chubby cheeks! the downy hair! the cute-as-a-button nose! Every baby is cute, and who doesn’t love an awww-worthy photo of a baby (sleeping or not) posed against a soft blanket?

But what makes every first look extra special, especially this one, are the fun touches that make the photos more personal. In Underwood’s case, she posed Isaiah Michael, born earlier this month, holding a mini ice hockey stick emblazoned with his dad’s ice hockey team, The Predators. The photo not only shows off how cute Isaiah is, but also celebrates the team’s great news, which Underwood shares in the caption: “The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach”

Seeing Underwood’s baby reveal reminded us of more adorable first looks that other celebrities have recently shared on Instagram. Check out the ones below!

Model Coco Rocha recently gave birth and has already shared quite a few sweet photos of her baby girl, Ioni James. But who doesn’t love this one of Ioni with her eyes wide open, looking up in wonder?

Shakira shared a peek of baby Sasha recently, too, with a photo that compared him with her soccer player-boyfriend’s own baby photo. It’s not hard to see the family resemblance!

With an awesome name like Genesis Ali, who isn’t surprised that Alicia Keys’s baby has a strong presence? In the beautiful black-and-white family portrait below, everyone looks at the latest addition with adoration; he clearly steals the show!

See how other celebrities first shared their baby announcements!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

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Molly Sims Gives Birth to Her Baby Girl!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Molly Sims and Scott StuberMolly Sims, the model-actress, and her husband, movie producer Scott Stuber, welcomed their second child, a daughter named Scarlett May, yesterday. Sims shared her joyous baby announcement — along with an adorable photo — on her website and her social media pages:

We welcome Scarlett May Stuber into our family.

Our hearts are bigger with you here.

Scarlett May joins her big brother Brooks Alan, who’s 2-years-old. Sims first announced her pregnancy in September, with a super-cute photo of her and Brooks holding chalkboard signs.

Speaking to FitPregnancy in January, Sims opened up about her struggles with breastfeeding, and the possibility of having a vaginal birth after having a C-section the first time. She also praised her husband for his support, “I always knew Scott would be an amazing father and we became a team very early on.” She also shared her belief in the importance of setting boundaries as a parent.

In another interview with Parents.com, Sims talked about her just-released book, The Everyday Supermodel, which offers practical beauty and fashion advice. At the time, Sims didn’t know if she was having a boy or girl yet (she later revealed she was having a girl), but she shared her nervousness and anticipation for baby #2, “I hope I love it as much as I love Brooks, but then I never thought I could love Brooks this much. Everyone says another one is a game-changer, but I guess I’m ready. Bring it on. You know? I’ve waited so long…”

Congratulations to the second-time parents!


Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

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Kelly Rowland: “I Want to Raise a Good Man”

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Kelly RowlandInterview by Melissa Bykofsky

Just days after she gave birth to son Titan Jewell Witherspoon in November 2014, Kelly Rowland was back in the studio recording Mommy’s Little Baby (A Lullaby). And she hasn’t slowed down since.

On the same day that her Essence magazine cover, also featuring husband Tim Weatherspoon and Titan, hit newsstands she teamed up with Claritin to welcome spring and to thank New York City’s Department of Sanitation for keeping the city streets safe and clean during a gruesome winter. Rowland recently sat down with Parents to dish on why having a baby has made her life so sweet.

When did you first get that “I’m a mom” feeling?

When I breastfed.

Do you still breastfeed?

No. I stopped at three months. There are other things that make me feel like a mom, like being completely number two-ed on. I was fine; I was like, yea I’m a mom, I got it. I caught a whiff, and I’m just fine.

What’s the best and worst parenting advice you’ve received?

The best parenting advice would have to be to take it one day at a time. Everybody always says you’re a new parent, no pressure. I’m just taking everything one day at a time because each day is going to bring me something new, if not 10 things new that I have to learn. I’m really enjoying being a parent to Titan. I haven’t been given any bad advice. Somebody asked me about spanking and discipline, but I just feel like children are really smart and you’re able to talk to them.

You’re a new mom, but any funny parenting fails you can share so far?

When he first came home I kept putting the diapers on wrong. I was like, I know how to change diapers, but I kept putting them on wrong. The whole side of his little outfit would just be so wet, so I finally understood what was happening. I didn’t know the diaper had another fold on it and all the technical stuff, which protects the leak. I changed outfits; thank god he has enough to go through.

Titan is just over 4 months old. I’m sure you’ve had a lot of sleepless nights….

No, he actually had his first full night’s rest when he was a month and half old. I was scared because I remember the doctor saying to prepare that he has food and the other stuff, but I don’t know if there was a growth spurt or something. He was fine. He woke up starving, but he was fine. He’s sleeping though the night now from 9 to 6 am.

Do you ever sing him to sleep? Is there a song that you sing that just automatically soothes him?

He loves Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or this song that Verse Simmons wrote for him called Mommy’s Little Baby, and You Are My Sunshine. He goes right to sleep.

You watched your friends raise children while continuing successful careers. How have they influenced and inspired you now that you have a son?

They make it look so easy. I actually just sent a note to my sister saying, I don’t know how you guys do it. The wife thing, the mommy thing, and you’re supposed to be a businesswoman, and you’re supposed to, of course, make time for yourself. Now I see why some people go absolutely crazy. But I’ve found the balance, and I’m grateful that I have people to help me through this process.

What’s the most surprising thing about motherhood so far?

How much patience I have. I have a lot of patience, and I never did before. I really have a lot of patience.

What are you most looking forward to sharing with him, either in terms of wisdom or passions of yours?

I really want him to think on his own. I want him to be his own person. I don’t want the world to tell him who he is, and that starts from home. That starts with me and his father and my family. I want to raise a good man for a woman so she can depend on him and love him and he love her back. That’s all I want.

I’m sure that life is hectic, with your career and a new baby. If you had 45 minutes to yourself, what would you choose to do?

Pray and meditate. I feel very grateful. I’m completely in a state of gratitude right now; life is really sweet.

Melissa Bykofsky is the associate articles editor at Parents who covers millennial trends and pop-culture. Follow her on Twitter @mbykofsky.

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It’s Baby #5 for Jude Law!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Jude LawJude Law is a new dad — again!

The actor, 42, and his 23-year-old ex, Catherine Harding (also known as Cat Cavelli), are the proud parents of a brand new baby girl, E! Online confirms. It’s their first child together, but the fifth for Law, who also has two sons, ages 18 and 12, and two daughters, ages 13 and 5, from previous relationships.

“I can confirm the arrival of Jude Law and Catherine Harding’s daughter,” a rep for Law said. “Both are delighted and continue to ask that their privacy and that of their child be respected.”

Law’s rep had confirmed the pregnancy news—and spring due date—last October, adding, “Whilst they are no longer in a relationship, they are both wholeheartedly committed to raising their child.”

No word on the actual birth date or the baby girl’s name, but maybe they’ll choose something floral to complement the name of Law’s oldest daughter, Iris, or something Irish, since Harding grew up in Ireland and the baby might possibly have a St. Patrick’s Day birthday.

We’ll stay tuned for more details. And in the meantime, congratulations to both mama and papa on the new arrival!

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Is It Too Soon for Eva Mendes to Give Baby Advice?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

eva-mendesYou spend nine months getting ready for your baby. You read a few books, sign up for a newsletter or two, maybe even take a parenting class. But let’s be honest, nothing really prepares you for the gig. Being a parent is kind of like being asked to fly the space shuttle armed with nothing more than a thick instruction manual. We’re all just feeling it out as we go.

Which is why I almost stood up and applauded Eva Mendes for her recent comments on motherhood. The new mom told Women’s Health that she’s not quite ready to start dispensing parenting advice—yet. “I don’t feel like I’ve really earned the right,” she said in the interview (h/t People.com). “I want to respect all the moms out there. They’re going to be like, ‘You know what? You’re a few months in. Just shut up.’”

Well, I wouldn’t go that far. I think all of us have earned the right to talk about being a parent no matter how old our child is. But Mendes brings up a good question: When do you start feeling like a bona fide mom or dad, like you’ve experienced enough knocks and bumps with baby to give you your sea legs? At what point are you less a fish out of water and more a seasoned, diaper-wipes-paci packing pro?

Some mamas don’t take long to feel confident—six months in and Chelsea Clinton is already ignoring Grandma Hillary’s advice. But making that leap took me ages. Nearly two years, to be precise. Don’t get me wrong, my son and I did a lot of living in that time. We traveled all over the country together. We held hands when he caught his first snowflakes on his tongue. We snuggled in the emergency room after his first febrile seizure. We smiled at each other after he first kissed his now best friend Madeline on the playground. But I didn’t feel like I was in my motherhood groove until around his second birthday. At that point, I had two years of parenting under my belt, a toddler who could finally sleep through the night and, most importantly, a close-knit group of parent friends who were just as unsure as I was and helped me see that we were all learning on the job. I could breathe a little easier.

It sounds like Mendes is also finding some comfort among other new moms. In November, she confessed that she “finds solace” in the comments section of parenting sites. “Just knowing that I’m not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night,” she told Violet Grey digital magazine. And my guess is, it won’t be long before she considers herself the pro she already is.

I want to hear from you: When did you start feeling like a bona fide parent?

Bonnie Gibbs Vengrow is a New York City-based writer and editor who traded in her Blackberry and Metro card for playdates and PB&J sandwiches—and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch her feisty, funny son grow up. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+

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