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Red Carpet Baby Bump! Evangeline Lilly’s ‘Ant-Man’ Surprise

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Evangeline Lilly pregnantI write about a lot of pregnancy announcements around here, including fun surprises. But rarely does an expecting mama have as big of an audience for her pregnancy announcement surprise as does a star at a huge summer blockbuster movie premiere!

Illustrating that point was Evangeline Lilly, who turned up on the red carpet in Los Angeles for her new movie Ant-Man in a color-blocked black and white gown that clearly showed off her pregnancy. So how’s that for a high-profile announcement?

“It’s so great. I feel wonderful,” the star told People at the event. But she added, “I have to say, high heels and doing a red carpet is starting to ache.”

This will be Lilly’s second child with beau Norman Kali, whom she met on the set of Lost. Of the second-time experience, she added, “My first one, I was 30, now I’m 35. I’m much more tired this time. The last time I was off work, I had no children, I had a partner who was busy working 18 hours a day, so I had all day to meditate and love on my baby and just be pregnant.”

Not so much now, of course! In addition to her Hollywood career, Lilly has recently become an author, too: Her children’s book series The Squickerwonkers debuted in November.

Back then she told us that she’s glad when her professional decisions dovetail nicely with her family life. “The Hobbit is great family entertainment. Ant-Man will be great family entertainment. The Squickerwonkers is for the whole family. I think that’s the kid in me coming out. I never really grew up,” she said.

Congrats the newly expecting couple!

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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Celebrity Pregnancy Workout: Total Body Tune-Up
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Bristol Palin on Pregnancy Controversy: “I Made a Mistake, But…”

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Bristol Palin pregnantAfter calling off her engagement recently, Bristol Palin, 24, announced her pregnancy last week in a post that sounded very contrite. But over the weekend, she certainly changed her tune.

To recap, she wrote on Thursday in the faith-based blog Patheos, “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one… I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.”

Well, critics let her have it, unsurprisingly. Media pros and amateurs were quick to point out what they perceived to be her hypocrisy; they pointed out she became a paid spokesperson for abstinence after she became an unwed teen mom in 2008.

But by Sunday, Palin had had enough. And she went right back to Patheos to speak out—but this time with a decidedly different tone.

“I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume,” she wrote. “This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself. Things didn’t go as planned, but life keeps going. Life moves on.”

She also sought to clarify for the record that she was not technically a paid abstinence spokesperson, but rather an employee of the group The Candie’s Foundation, which emphasizes abstinence as well as contraception for teens. Mostly, she wanted to point out that this latest pregnancy makes her feel stronger than ever about her pro-life stance.

What do you think of the Bristol Palin pregnancy controversy?

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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It’s True: Kim and Kanye Are Having a Boy!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Kim Kardashian is a mama who clearly wants to control her own message—the pregnant reality TV star shot down recent rumors that she and hubby Kanye West are expecting a baby boy by tweeting out to her followers, “Nothing is confirmed unless you hear it from me!”

Well, now we’re hearing it from her! On Father’s Day, Kardashian posted a sweet daddy-daughter pic of Kanye and 2-year-old North on Instagram with the caption, “Precious moments like this when were traveling on tour with you are what I live for. You’re such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!”

Talk about sneaking in the news!

Related: Celebrity Gender Reveals: How Stars Shared the News

We already knew that Kim, who is due sometime in December and apparently is not going to name the new baby South, was having bad morning sickness, and reportedly hired a nutritionist. But she stayed mum up until now on the boy-or-girl news. Now that the world knows,a whole new guessing game of baby boy names can begin. Too bad Reign is already taken!

 

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Boy or Girl: How Genetics Determine Your Baby's Gender
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4 Things We Already Know About Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Kim Kardashian pregnantThe news of Kim Kardashian’s second pregnancy quickly swept through the media, and since then, we’ve gleaned a few additional pieces of information about how she’s progressing—though she’s still in the early stages and barely showing. Here’s what we know so far:

1. She’s having bad morning sickness.

Thanks to her social media candidness, we know the reality star is suffering from debilitating morning sickness. Recent tweets have included comments like “So f–king sick today on all levels!!!!! UGHHHHHHHHH I can’t deal!!!!!!!!!! Praying I get through the day.” She also opted out of a silly holiday last week, tweeting, “Today is National Doughnut Day! Thought I would enjoy it more but morning/all day sickness really ruins things! LOL Maybe its for the best!”

2. She’s reportedly hired a nutritionist.

Kim’s struggles during her first pregnancy, including preeclampsia leading to early delivery, were much publicized. In the hopes of avoiding similar problems this time around, she has reportedly hired a nutritionist. According to TMZ, the star commissioned an expert to create a meal plan that is low in sodium and includes plenty of water.

3. She’s not (necessarily) having a boy.

While reports circulated that Kim already knew the gender of her baby—and that it’s a boy—the star fired back, calling that news baseless. She took to Twitter (a favorite social medium) to respond, writing, “Nothing is confirmed unless you hear it from me!” In addition to the gender reports, she responded to others that suggested an array of erroneous details: “So many rumors…we are not having twins, yes I am carrying my own baby lol & we have not told anyone the sex of our baby yet!”

Of course, the wording there indicates that she does already know if she’s having a baby boy or a baby girl!

4. She’s not toning down her style.

Since Kim announced her pregnancy, she has stepped out in the likes of a latex dress and a see-through feathered getup. This might come as no surprise—except that, after her last pregnancy, she admitted what she really should have done was get into some more traditional maternity clothes.

That said, Kim is barely beginning to show… so there’s still plenty of time for style watching!

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo: Instagram/KimKardashian

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Kim Kardashian West Is Pregnant Again!

Monday, June 1st, 2015

So much for surrogacy…Kim Kardashian West is pregnant!

While recent updates on the reality TV star’s struggle to give North West a sibling revealed IVF issues and the possibility of using a surrogate, the latest news says that’s not the case. On last night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim was shown telling sister Khloe, “I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant!” E! News even sent a “congrats!” tweet.

Kim also appears on the cover of the July issue of Glamour magazine, and confirmed to the magazine two weeks after her interview, as the issue was going to press, that she and husband Kanye West are indeed expecting again, saying “We are so beyond excited.”

Despite her fertility issues, Kim never seemed to give up her dream of becoming pregnant again, telling Matt Lauer in a Today show interview, “I still have hope, so I’m just going to keep on trying.”

She was equally honest and open in her interview with Glamour, telling the magazine,

“I didn’t know that I was going to be so open with [my fertility challenges]. But meeting people at my fertility doctor’s office who are going through the same things I’m going through, I thought, Why not share my story? It’s been really emotional. One doctor told me I would need my uterus removed after I had another baby—I could only have one more. One was like, “You should get a surrogate.” The other one was like, “Oh, no, you’ll be fine.” Then I called my doctor, and he’s like, “You know what? I believe—we’ll get through it.”There are definitely times when I walked out [of the doctor's office] hysterically crying,and other times when I was like, “OK, everything’s looking good—it’s going to be this month!” The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster.”

No word yet on the due date, gender, or any other details—but we’re sure more information will be revealed (or teased) in future episodes of KUWTK. Congrats to the couple!

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Baby Announcement Wrapped in a Surprise Gift
Baby Announcement Wrapped in a Surprise Gift

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