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A Second Baby for THIS “How I Met Your Mother” Star!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Cobie Smulders and Taran KillamICYMI, legendary news is making its way around the Interwebs! Actress Cobie Smulders just revealed something surprising at the Sundance Film Festival: She welcomed a baby about three weeks ago!

This is the second child for Smulders and her husband, Taran Killam of Saturday Night Live. The couple also have a 5-year-old daughter, Shaelyn Cado. No gender or baby name have been officially confirmed yet, but a commenter on People mentioned the baby is a boy.

The private couple didn’t reveal their second pregnancy news until late October. And even during the first pregnancy, they didn’t reveal the birth until two months after baby’s arrival.

Smulders will be reprising her role as Maria Hill in the upcoming Avengers sequel. She’s currently starring in the indie film Unexpected, about a high school teacher who becomes pregnant at the same time as one of her students.

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby

Image: Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam via Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

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Why Ryan Reynolds Is (Almost) the Perfect New Dad

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

ryan-reynoldsHe’s absurdly handsome, was the best thing about Green Lantern, and looks killer in a suit. Is there anything Ryan Reynolds can’t do?

As it turns out, there is: The man can’t breastfeed his baby to save his life.

The new dad — wife Blake Lively gave birth to a daughter over the holidays — jokingly fessed up about his shortcoming while promoting his new movie, Mississippi Grind, at Sundance. “I gotta jump in and do all those sorts of things,” he told People.com. “I mean, I’ve even tried breastfeeding.

“It’s frustrating for the baby and frankly, disturbing for me…not well is the answer,” he quipped.

Obvious supply issues aside, it sounds like the new parents are settling into parenthood quite nicely and Reynolds is (naturally) killing it as a hands-on dad. He called parenthood “amazing” and said their baby had him wrapped around her finger “well before she was even born.” (Well done, kiddo!)

Of course, that doesn’t mean People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2010 has been spared the most classic new parent affliction: sleep deprivation. During the press junket, he spoke in equal measures about his joy over being a new parent and his utter exhaustion after long nights on daddy duty. “It’s amazing how you can be so happy and then so exhausted in the same moment. It’s like cocaine without the dark alleys of shame,” he told USA Today. (P.S. Are you this eloquent when you’re sleep deprived? Yeah, me neither.)

Now it’s your turn: How has your partner taken to parenthood so far?

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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+

Baby Sleep: Get the Facts
Baby Sleep: Get the Facts
Baby Sleep: Get the Facts

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Which “Boy Meets World” Star Welcomed a Baby?!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Actor Rider StrongAnother (baby) boy meets the world!

Rider Strong and his wife, actress Alexandra Baretto, have welcomed a baby boy into their lives! This is the first child for the couple, who kept mum on Baretto’s pregnancy along with the birth. Baretto actually gave birth in late December, but their reps didn’t confirm it until recently, reports People. The couple chose an unusual name for their son, Indigo Baretto Strong (nicknamed “Indy”).

Strong is best known for his role as leather-clad tough boy Shawn Hunter on the TV show “Boy Meets World.” He has reprised his role on the spin-off show, “Girl Meets World.”

Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?

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Ali Larter Welcomes a Second Child!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Ali LarterThe actress gave birth to a baby girl, named Vivienne Margaret, last Thursday! She shared a baby birth announcement on her website, along with an adorable baby photo. Her announcement read:

It’s a girl! We couldn’t be more excited to share news of the arrival of Vivienne Margaret MacArthur on Thursday January 15th 2015. She came bearing gifts for her brother: Batman sheets and lots of Gummy Bears!!! 7.5 lbs of love.

This is Larter’s second child with husband, actor Hayes MacArthur. The couple also have a 4-year-old son, Theodore. The actress, who is a fan of prenatal yoga, didn’t reveal her pregnancy until August, when she appeared on an episode of “The Tonight Show.”

In October, Parents also caught up with Ali Larter, who talked about being a parent with her husband. “We love parenting together and I feel really lucky to have found someone who is such an incredible father to our son,” she said.

Congratulations to the couple on their second baby!

Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby

Photo: Ali Larter via Helga EstebShutterstock.com

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Vanessa Carlton Gives Birth to a Girl!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Update (1/15/15): This post was updated with Carlton’s baby name reveal and new Instagram photo.

It’s no ordinary day for Vanessa Carlton! The singer-songwriter — best known for her song, “A Thousand Miles”gave birth to a daughter, named Sidney Aoibheann, on Tuesday. This is the first child for her and husband John McCauley of the band Deer Tick. Thee two musicians took to social media (like other celebs!) to share their joyous news.

Carlton shared baby birth announcements on Instagram and Twitter, and McCauley also posted a #selfie with their newborn.

In June, Carlton also took to Twitter and Facebook to share news about her (second) pregnancy, almost a year after being diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. (She underwent a difficult surgery to remove the embryo, which had settled in her fallopian tube and could not grow.) Carlton shared her new album would be delayed due to “baby on board,” and posted a sweet shot of her growing baby bump.

Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015! And want to share YOUR baby news? Download and print these free Baby Birth Announcements.

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Image: Vanessa Carlton via Shutterstock

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