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Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Not so fast! Before I announce the winner, let’s recap the “nominees” aka all of the lovely pregnant stars of 2013 (well, most of them—there isn’t enough space or time to go over every single one of them but these are the highlights!).
In the newsmakers category we have Kate Middleton, who was the picture of perfection—period. Jessica Simpson was a boho goddess in major maxis. Though Kim Kardashian was often criticized for her fashion (and her pregnancy weight gain), I think she was graceful under pressure (that said, note to pregnant women everywhere: a head-to-toe, long sleeve, high-neck rose-patterned gown is not a good look—ever).
As for our favorite musicians, Shakira’s hips didn’t—and still don’t—lie. Even nine months pregnant, she was just as perky and petite as ever (how’d she do it?). Fergie was able to maintain her rocker edge from start to finale (I wanted an encore!). Gwen Stefani has been the master of (bump) disguise in fashion-forward staples any girl would die for (especially me!).
Then you have the sweet girl-next-door types who’ve melted our hearts with every interview or Twitter post about what it means to be a mom: Drew Barrymore (I am eating up every gushing word she utters!), Jennifer Love Hewitt (I wish your mom was still alive to see your adorable bump!), Kristen Bell (cuteoverload!), and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (who was one of the most stunning pregnant women ever! Am I right?).
And we can’t forget the mamas-to-be who just recently surprised us all with their pregnancy news: Kelly Clarkson (sending morning sickness-ending vibes your way, girl!), Olivia Wilde (the kid’s going to have looks and humor!), Ginnifer Goodwin (yes, I’m a little jealous! First, you had an on and off-screen fairytale romance, now you’re getting your happy ending!) and Kerry Washington (brains, beauty and unbelievable style!).
And the title for most Googled pregnant woman of 2013 goes to…drum roll, please! KIM KARDASHIAN! Now here’s the top 10 list of the most Googled pregnant babes of 2013 in descending order:
1. Kim Kardashian
2. Kate Middleton
3. Megan Fox
5. Jessica Simpson
6. Halle Berry
7. Tamar Braxton
8. Olivia Wilde
9. Kerry Washington
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt
TELL US: Are you surprised by the list? Did your favorite pregnant stars make the cut? Who was left out that should have been on it?
Image of pregnant belly courtesy of Shutterstock.
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Pregnancy Myths: What Should You Believe?
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Who Is Pregnant
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Celebrities and sky-high heels go together like chocolate and peanut butter (yum!). But when you’re in the late stages of pregnancy, should you be wearing the same six-inch pumps you worshipped pre-pregnancy? Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe certainly does. But even heelaholics like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and Fergie wore flats on occasion while preggers.
At nine months pregnant, Rachel was recently spotted wearing stiletto over-the-knee boots. This is nothing new for her, of course, with her first pregnancy with son Skyler, she tweeted: “Who said one can’t rock 6 inch high leopard booties by Brian Atwood at 38 weeks pregnant!!”
Yes, she’s looked fabulous with both pregnancies, but isn’t rocking massive heels while so pregnant down-right dangerous? As your belly gets bigger, your center of gravity can get wonky, leaving you less steady and more likely to trip over your own feet, starting at around the 25-week mark.
Most doctors suggest wearing under a 2-inch heel with good arch support once you enter the third trimesters, because of fear of falls as well as the fact that you can make existing back pain and leg cramps even worse when you’re in heels for extended periods of time. The best solution: if you really have to wear high heels, Women’s Health recommends alternating them with flatter ones through out the week, and as silly as it sounds, doing some calf stretches before wearing them, so not to cause cramping.
My feet were completely swollen my entire third trimester, so I couldn’t have squeezed into heels even if I tried (thank God I delivered during flip-flop weather)! But who can blame a fashionista for wanting to look and feel like her fierce pre-pregnancy self? After all, many women may not be able to wear their favorite footwear post-baby. That’s right, I hate to break it to you, but pregnancy can make your feet wider and increase your feet by up to a full shoe size by the time you deliver (mine are definitely wider and a half-size bigger!). So enjoy your favorite heels while you still can, ladies!
TELL US: Will you be wearing your stilettos till the very end of your pregnancy? Or at what point in your pregnancy do you think you should switch to flats and kitten heels?
Image of Rachel Zoe and husband Rodger Berman courtesy of s_bukley/ Shutterstock.
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
If Josh Duhamel had it his way, he’d want wife Fergie to be pregnant all of the time! “I’m going to miss seeing her walking around the house pregnant,” he told Access Hollywood. “It’s been a really, really great experience and hopefully she’ll wanna do it again soon.”
Fergie is reportedly due any day now with a boy, which Josh seemed to spill on the fly on an episode of LIVE with Kelly and Michael, but he revealed to me it wasn’t as spontaneous as it looked. “I had to get full permission from my wife first!” he explains. The two, who are in major nesting mode, have the nursery, baby gear and clothes all ready for their little man—mostly thanks to the three baby showers Fergie has had.
While they’re saving their baby’s name as a secret (they’re not even telling their parents, because they don’t want anyone else’s opinion!), Josh will say that it’s a traditional name rather than a spoofable one, like North West or Apple Martin.
Now, with baby on the way, Josh is more focused than ever on making a difference by giving back. I caught up with him as he was announcing the kickoff to the Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat Campaign, which auctions off celebrity handprints in colorful Valspar paint to raise money for Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response program that’s currently serving areas like New York, Oklahoma and Texas. Here’s what he said during our exclusive (though brief!) Q&A:
Has Fergie been singing to the baby a lot?
Yes! We play him music too. It’s funny to see how active he is [inside her belly]–I think we’re going to have our hands full. He’s going to be an active kid, but that’s good, that’s what we want. They say that the more you communicate from outside while he’s still in the womb, the more advanced he’ll be when he comes out, but who knows if any of that’s true.
What’s making you most nervous about becoming a dad?
Until you’ve gone through it, you don’t know what to expect. You try to be prepared and cover every base, but until you actually have it you don’t know. So I guess it’s fear of the unknown.
What sorts of things are you looking forward to doing most with your son?
I’m just so excited to meet him and hold him, and see what this little guy has been doing in there. I can’t wait to show him off to my family and friends–even just taking him with me to breakfast in the morning. Everything that goes with being a parent is what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s going to be life-changing for sure.
Have you settled on a push present for Fergie yet?
No, I should probably do that, huh? But you know what, going through pregnancy and growing a baby…if there was ever a gift that a woman has earned, it’s a push present!
What Josh wants you to know about his involvement with Valspar and Habitat for Humanity: “After what happened in my hometown in North Dakota in 2011, I can understand a lot better what some of these families are going through that were hit by disaster. Habitat has worked closely with low-income families to help them rebuild their lives–not just their homes, but their lives, and Valspar has donated all the paint for Habitat’s builds. People can get involved with the Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat campaign by going on to the Valspar Facebook page and bidding on some of these canvases with the handprints donated by various celebrities, and all that money will go toward Habitat’s Disaster Response Program. Valspar not only donates all the paint for Habitat builds, but they will donate $1000 for every handprint auction contributed.”
TELL US: Do you think Fergie should get pregnant right away? How long do you think you should wait between kids?
Image of Josh Duhamel courtesy of Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat Campaign.
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Who Is Pregnant
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
When you’re pregnant, you’re counting down the days until you find out whether you’re having a boy or girl (which is usually around 20 weeks). Then the big question is: How are you going to announce it? Fergie’s husband Josh Duhamel dropped a not-so-subtle hint on LIVE with Kelly and Michael that he and his singer wife are having a son. When show host Kelly Ripa asked him to choose between the pink or blue Kelly and Michael onesie, after a little prodding from the audience he chose the blue.
This isn’t the first time a celebrity has made news with a surprise gender reveal. Jessica Simpson accidentally let it slip on Jimmy Kimmel Live that her second child would be a boy. Kim Kardashian’s baby shower invite of a music box with a twirling ballerina gave away she was having a girl. Ali Landry shared her baby boy news on WhoSay, while Poppy Montgomery posed for photos with a tiny pair of pink shoes to show she was having a girl.
But there are plenty of other ways to announce whether you are expecting a son or daughter: Gender reveal cakes, where the inside of a cake or cupcake is pink or blue, is a fun and yummy way to break the news. You can also do a dramatic balloon release at your baby shower. It’s easy. Just decorate a large cardboard box, marked “Boy or Girl?” and when it’s opened either pink or blue balloons come flying out. Computer-savvy types can email a Photoshopped sonogram of the baby with a pink hair bow or blue necktie, so friends can easily tell the baby’s sex. Or if you’re already a mom, let your little one do the announcing for you, by putting him or her in either a blue shirt that says, “I’m getting a baby brother!” or a pink one that says, “I’m getting a baby sister!”
I wasn’t able to keep my secret for long. My husband and I called our parents the second we walked out of the doctor’s office to tell them we were having a son. We couldn’t contain ourselves! Beaming ear to ear, we celebrated by going shopping for our baby’s first outfit. My husband chose a red and white striped onesie with a blue pirate monkey, and I chose the most adorable navy blue boat shoes. I have no idea why we went with a nautical theme (Maybe because he would be a summer baby? Or because we’re from boating cultures—I’m from Florida and my husband’s from California?), but we did!
Josh and Fergie are going to have a blast with their son—if he’s anything like mine. Boys have so much energy, and are totally rough and tumble. I love when a mini wrestling match turns into unstoppable hugs and kisses. Josh and Fergie, enjoy every second of your little man! I certainly am.
TELL US: How did you reveal whether you’re having a boy or girl (or both!) to your friends and family?
Image of Josh Duhamel courtesy of David Russell/Disney-ABC.
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Friday, May 24th, 2013
When you’re pregnant a voracious appetite suddenly comes over you, and whatever food pops into your mind, you must have at that very second. This can lead to lots of late night take-out, trips to the grocery store, and midnight snacks straight out of the container (there is no time for plates and bowls when you get a craving!).
Whether you’re a sweet or salty girl, or you need a sour or spicy fix, there is a star with a baby on the way that you can identify with. Take our celebrity pregnancy cravings quiz and see if you know what your fave celeb mamas are munching on!
1. This actress-dancer, who’s married to one magical guy, has been known to step up to the plate for spicy Mexican food.
2. Surprisingly, this sexy singer isn’t chowing down on black eyed peas. Instead, she just can’t get enough of the sweet, juicy stuff like mangos and papayas.
3. It’s not kiwis, kabobs or ketchup that this reality star wants—she can’t resist the lure of In ‘N’ Out Burger!
4. This brunette beauty has a royal craving for vegetable curry.
5. Now that she’s pregnant, this star always has an entourage of two as she picks up her must-have meal: a McDonald’s cheeseburger.
6. A double-salted bagel with cream cheese trumps all other cravings for this native New Yorker.
7. She’s not acting—this blonde babe would actually travel across the universe for pickled onions.
8. This lady knows that when you’ve got a good thing, you want more. For her that thing is Pop Tarts.
a) Kate Middleton
b) Hillary Scot
c) Jenna Dewan-Tatum
d) Evan Rachel Wood
e) Kim Kardashian
f) Ivanka Trump
h) Jamie-Lynn Sigler
THE ANSWERS! 1. c, 2. g, 3. e, 4. a, 5. h, 6. f, 7. d, 8. b
Tell Us: What are your pregnancy cravings? What’s the craziest thing you or your guy has done to fill one of your cravings?
Images of pregnancy cravings, Kate Middleton, Hillary Scott, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Evan Rachel Wood, Kim Kardashian, Ivanka Trump, Fergie and Jamie-Lynn Sigler courtesy of Shutterstock.
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