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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Girl! The Client List star and costar hubby (yes, they had a secret wedding!) Brian Hallisay welcomed daughter Autumn James Hallisay on Tuesday, November 26. The fact that the couple had a girl was as much of a surprise to them as it is for us! The pair decided they didn’t want to find out the baby’s sex in advance. Instead, they’d just wait till they met him or her.
At a Pampers event in New York City in August, the ex-Party of Five star revealed why she was willing to wait to find out what she was having: “It’s one of life’s greatest surprises and we wanted to keep it that way,” she said. Two months later, she had a gender-neutral yellow and black baby shower surrounded by friends and family.
Though her pregnancy wasn’t always easy, Jennifer told E! News that she fully embraced every minute of it—including the bad parts. “Your body goes through a lot of changes. You feel a lot of things hormonally,” she said. “There are surges, there are aches, there are pains, there’s swelling—there’s all of that stuff. But it’s all really beautiful because it’s for a purpose.”
Yes, indeed, it’s important to see the “beauty” in everything while you’re pregnant. Otherwise, at times, it might be too much to bear! So take a note from Jennifer’s pregnancy playbook and relax and enjoy the ride!
If you’d like to do a gender reveal at your shower, check out this post about gender-reveal cakes. And if you have the gender-reveal blues, check out this one.
TELL US: Will you be waiting to find out the sex of your baby? Why or why not?
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Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Drumroll, please. It’s gender reveal time for Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. Well, it’s safe to say there will be a lot more of the color blue in their future. That’s right—they are expecting another boy! According to In Touch, the couple, which has been married since 2010, is adding another son to their growing brood, which already includes big brother Noah, who turns 1 later this month (as well as Megan’s stepson, Kassius, 11, who is Brian’s son with ex Vanessa Marcil).
The speedy pregnancy just months after Noah was born was reportedly a happy surprise for the pair, who first met on the set of the sitcom Hope & Faith in 2004. It’s no secret that Megan wants a big family, and that being a mom is now her number one priority. After having son, Noah, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star told Marie Claire UK: “Acting isn’t my job anymore. My job is to be with him. All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it. I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can. And I want to have more kids. That is where my heart is.”
Congrats to Megan and Brian! Having a son myself (and no girls to compare him to), I can say boys are the best!
To read about how Brian has been taking care of Megan throughout her pregnancy, click here.
TELL US: Do you want a big family like Megan? How many kids would you like to have?
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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
You wait 20 very long weeks to find out the biggest news of your life: Will you be having a boy or a girl? If you’re like me, you couldn’t hardly stand it! Ah, the suspense! And then, suddenly you hear the doctor say “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!”, and it’s as if you know this little guy or girl inside you in a whole different way. You’re not having a baby, you’re having a daughter, or a son, and that makes being a mom in just a matter of months that much more real.
Autumn Reeser—who I love, love, love from The O.C., Entourage and No Ordinary Family—just announced in a totally adorable gender reveal photo, complete with baby blue balloons, that she’s expecting a son! She’s due November 24 (just four days before Thanksgiving—now that’s something to be thankful for!). Already the proud mom to son, Finneus, 2, it does beg the question: Was she just the teensiest bit bummed when she found out she’d be having another boy?
I’ve known women who’ve exclaimed to friends, family and anyone who would listen, “I want a girl!” or “I want a boy!” as soon as they found out they were pregnant. Others play it cool when asked what they’re hoping for, by replying: “I’ll be happy either way as long as my baby’s healthy.” That’s true, but only to a point (For my first—a boy—it was totally true when I said I didn’t care either way, but like Autumn if I have a second, I’ll be pulling for a girl).
Most of us—whether we admit it to ourselves or not—have preconceived notions of what we want to have: some moms dream of having little girls they can shop, gossip and get mani/pedis with; others want a sweet and doting mama’s boy, while dads may dream of having a mini me to throw around the football with, or a little princess who can wrap daddy around her little finger.
Especially after you already have one child, the natural inclination is to want whichever sex you don’t already have. As one of my friends would say, “I want a pair, not a matching set.” (Way to turn your kids into objects! But I get the point.) But what if you don’t get what you want? It’s ok to be sad. You had already envisioned your whole life with your future baby: going wedding dress shopping with your little girl, or skydiving with your rough-and-tumble boy, crying at her college graduation, cheering him on at his first Little League game. You’re allowed to mourn that life that will never be. But then you have to move on. You can’t let it consume you. It’s time to get excited about the baby you’re having, because it’s going to be as equally amazing, with just as many spectacular memories to be made together.
So getting back to my original question, Was Autumn at all disappointed she was having another son? According to her website, maybe just a tad. She says, “The pregnancy has been following pretty much the exact same pattern as my first, and although it would have been nice to balance things out with a girl, I wasn’t surprised to find out we were adding another awesome little man to our mix.”
I think we can all learn from her example, and not proclaim one way or another whether we want a boy or a girl. I like that she took the positive approach—especially since there’s a digital trail her son could find one day. You don’t want the poor kid to think he wasn’t wanted. That has a lifetime of therapy written all over it!
TELL US: Would you be just the tiniest bit bummed out if you found out you were having a boy? A girl?
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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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Monday, June 3rd, 2013
It’s a girl! After months of enquiring minds wanting to know whether Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a boy or girl, in fitting fashion for any KK, the big announcement was made on the premiere of the eighth season of the family’s E! reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Of course the episode was taped about three months ago, so Kim—who is due in July—has known since then that she’s having a daughter, but now it’s finally confirmed to the world. The big news came the same day Kim was feted at her baby shower brunch in Beverly Hills by friends and family including Nicole Richie, Kelly Osbourne, Maria Menounos, NeNe Leakes and Mel B.
“I’m so excited we’re having a girl,” said Kim to mom Kris and sisters Kourtney and Khloe when the doctor told her the results of her ultrasound. “Who doesn’t want a girl? They’re the best and I know that’s really what Kanye has always wanted. He wanted a little girl.”
Too bad Kanye wasn’t at the appointment to actually hear he was having a daughter (he was reportedly in Paris working on his album—lame!). IMHO, that was a once in a lifetime missed bonding moment for the couple. One of the most special and exciting times in every woman’s pregnancy—if not the most!—is when she finds out whether she’s having a boy or girl. When the doctor makes that announcement, it is suddenly very real that you’re actually going to be a mom. Of course you knew that (the bump doesn’t lie!), but there is something about knowing what you’re carrying that connects you to your baby even more than ever. It further connects you with your partner too in some indescribable way that even Hallmark doesn’t have a card for.
Another thing that was glossed over in the episode (much like Kanye’s absence), was the fact that Kim told her OB that she wants to eat her placenta. “I really wanna do it!” she exclaimed. It’s a thing, I know. Fellow celebs like January Jones and Holly Madison have done it, as have plenty of other women around the world, and there are supposed to be great health benefits, but I can’t help it, the thought of gulping down my own placenta (or any part of my body, really) still gives me the heebie-jeebies! But good for Kim for having the guts (pun intended) to do it.
Now back to the baby! Though her name hasn’t been revealed yet, here’s what we do know about Kim and Kanye’s daughter: Lil’ miss Kardashian-West is for sure going to be spoiled rotten by Aunties Khloe and Kourtney and honorary Uncle Hova and Aunt Bey; she’s going to have a designer wardrobe that any adult would die for; and she’s going to have the paparazzi clamoring for photos of her. Come July, a star-in-the-making is born!
TELL US: Are you excited Kimye is having a girl? Would you forgive your guy for missing the gender-reveal appointment for work? Are you considering eating your placenta?
Photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West via Instagram.
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