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Thursday, November 14th, 2013
While it hasn’t even been five months since North West was born, and we haven’t even gotten our fill of her adorable cheeks yet (don’t you just want to squeeze them?!), it seems she’s going to have to share the spotlight with another Kimye baby sooner than expected. According to Us Weekly’s exclusive, Kim and fiancé Kanye West would like to get pregnant with baby #2 this summer—wait for it!—after they get married in what is sure to be the craziest, most extravagant wedding in history (um, fighter jets—really, Kanye?)!
Not that anyone asked me, but I’m all for another cutie to ooh and aww over! These two know how to make ‘em! Just look at little baby North!
The magazine’s source says that Kim has always wanted her kids to be close in age (which makes sense—she and Kourtney are only 18 months apart), and Kanye—who is an only child—is said to want a huge family.
So start placing your bets on the next baby’s name now. We’re already hearing rumblings of South West!
TELL US: What do you think Kim and Kanye should name baby #2?
Image of North West via Kim Kardashian’s Instagram.
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Two months of bed rest may sound like a lovely spa vacation—unless it’s in a hospital, under doctor’s orders, and you’re having scary pregnancy complications. In that case, it can be total hell, according to Tori Spelling, whose new book Spelling It Like It Is describes her 50+ days of hospital bed rest when she was pregnant with her fourth child, Finn.
She told E! News, “I was flat on my back. I wasn’t allowed to even get up to walk in the halls. My bathroom privileges would be taken away. I wasn’t allowed to shower. Everything was stripped from you.”
And keep in mind she was in a hospital room that she describes as tiny, where she was only able to see daylight a little bit each day. Sounds more like a prison cell, right? So does Tori’s feelings of freedom when she finally got to leave the hospital. “I was like, ‘I appreciate the sunlight. I appreciate the warmth on my skin,’” she said.
Tori’s “lock up” was thanks to being diagnosed with a serious condition called placenta previa, which is when the placenta grows over the cervix, and often blocks the baby’s exit from the uterus during delivery. Placenta previa occurs in one in 200 pregnancies and can result in heavy bleeding, a danger for mom and baby. It can happen to anyone, but occurs most often in women who are pregnant with multiples or for the second or third time, who smoke or use drugs, who are older than 35, or who have had a C-section (At the time, Tori was over 35, on her fourth pregnancy, and had already undergone three Cesarean sections). Tori also became pregnant with Finn just one month after giving birth to daughter Hattie, which could have complicated things further.
Though Tori’s pregnancy with Finn was a struggle (to say the least!), there was a happy ending—he was delivered at 37 weeks and is a completely healthy 14 month old!
If you’re one of the 1 million women per year who are prescribed bed rest, check out this guide to surviving bed rest and the 19 must-have survival supplies.
TELL US: Were you put on bed rest? Was your experience as scary as Tori’s?
Image of Tori Spelling courtesy of S_Bukley/Shutterstock.
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
After new performance photos of Ciara hit the internet, fans stopped talking about her hot R&B single, “Body Party,” and instead started talking—and tweeting—about her supposed baby bump. The hip-hop beauty, who has been in an exclusive relationship with rapper Future for about a year, has always been in tip-top shape, and usually wears clothes that show off her flat abs and killer curves. So Twitter blew up when photos of her dancing on stage seemed to outline a very rounded belly. To add to the “Is she? Or Isn’t she?” questions, the usually scantily-clad singer was conspicuously wearing a loose leather top and matching black leather pants with a plaid shirt tied around her waist (to cover something up perhaps?!—not her usual sexy stage look by any stretch).
This isn’t the first time Ciara’s been plagued with pregnancy rumors, however. In November 2012, she was supposedly having rapper 50 Cent’s baby. NOT TRUE! So should we really believe the bump watch hoopla now? Well, whether Ciara has a baby on board or not, Ciara and Future are definitely in that honeymoon phase of love. They recently had each other’s initials tattooed on their hands, and Future told Hot 97 DJ Angie Martinez that Ciara is “the one.” Aww.
Rewind to January, and Ciara—a total romantic—sweetly told Us Weekly that the only thing she fears “is not having a family, kids and love,” and that she wants twins “when I’m ready.” So the question is, Are the rumors true? Is she ready for those twins now?
TELL US: Do you think Ciara is really pregnant this time, or is it just another internet rumor?
Plus: These 13 signs could tell you you’re pregnant (even before a test) and take our quiz to find out if you might be expecting.
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Hip-hop radio stations and blogs are blowing up with news that Beyoncé is working overtime, having filmed four (yes, four!) music videos in the past two months in order to have the videos—shot in Miami, New York, London and Paris—roll out to promote her upcoming album while she focuses on getting pregnant and taking maternity leave next year. A cootie patootie sibling for Blue Ivy!? Yes, please!
Sure, we’ve heard false Bey pregnancy rumors before, but this could be legit (fingers and toes crossed!). The Queen B is a total professional, and a bit Type-A, so it makes perfect sense that she would want to do the responsible thing and support her album even if she was taking time off for mommy duty part deux.
After all, she told Good Morning America in May: “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister. At some point, when it’s supposed to happen [it will],” the Grammy-winning singer said with a smile. So it sounds like it’s supposed to happen next year!
She also shared in her HBO documentary, Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream just how much she loved being pregnant, describing it as “falling in love.” “You are so open,” she said. “You are so overjoyed. There are no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you.”
But Mrs. Carter hasn’t had the easiest road to motherhood. She famously revealed in the same doc that she had a miscarriage before having daughter Blue Ivy. “I was pregnant for the first time, and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life,” she said. “I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like, I was feeling very maternal.”
Then she flew back to New York to get a check up, and “no heartbeat,” she said. “Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine…it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.” She explains that’s why she was so hush-hush about her second pregnancy with Blue Ivy, “because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
I really hope for Beyoncé and Jay-Z that this news is true (for once!), because they both seem like the most doting parents on the planet, and Baby B would make such an adorable big sis.
TELL US: Do you think it’s true Beyoncé is getting ahead with work so she can take maternity leave next year?
If Beyoncé (or YOU!) got pregnant today, when would the baby be due? Find out here!
Image of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy courtesy of I Am Beyoncé Tumblr.
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Monday, October 14th, 2013
Who doesn’t love a baby shower? Girl talk, cute gifts, tasty bites, fun games, and you are—or someone you love is—about to have a cutie patootie! Jennifer Love Hewitt’s friends and family feted her with a super-chic baby shower this weekend at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. Since she and her fiancé (also one of her co-stars on The Client List), Brian Hallisay, want to be surprised by the baby’s sex, and will be waiting till the birth to find out whether they’re the proud parents of a boy or girl, it was a gender-neutral shower.
Celebrity party planner to the stars, Mindy Weiss, designed the buzz-worthy color scheme of black, yellow and white, and JLH—who is due in December—was positively glowing in a matching yellow strapless maxi. Here are three important lessons you can steal from her big day for your or a friend’s shower.
• Make your décor do double duty. Jennifer’s shower had a cute clothesline of onesies as part of the shower’s décor (The shower for Glee’s Heather Morris did something similar with a onesie decorating station, where the finished products were hung on a clothesline). You could also fill up baby bottles with various candies at a candy bar that the mom can use once the baby is born. That way you’re not spending money on pricy decorative items that will just go in the trash after the party.
• You don’t have to have chi-chi h’ors deuvres to impress the guests—everyone loves comfort food. Jennifer’s shower served the mama-to-be’s favorite bites like bruschetta, mini pizzas, and custom baby-faced cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes (Jennifer recently admitted cupcakes have been her biggest craving!).
• Favors should have a personal touch. Jennifer’s guests created their own fragrance at a scent bar (what a fun idea, right?), then on their way out they were given chocolate chip cookies in black-and-white striped bags (to match the color theme) with bottles of milk. What a sweet prezzie—literally!
TELL US: What’s your best baby shower-planning advice?
Image of Jennifer Love Hewitt courtesy of Shutterstock.
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