Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
As women, we often think, “Of course, I’ll be able to get pregnant” no matter what our age. But, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. And though it may become harder to get pregnant as you age, you can still have infertility issues in your twenties or thirties—not just your forties. That said, here’s a happy story about good things coming to those who wait.
Hart of Dixie star Jaime King, 35, recently revealed to ABC News that she tried to get pregnant for four years before finally conceiving her son, James Knight, with husband Kyle Newman. Though she didn’t reveal what the key was to finally getting pregnant (a reproductive surgery? IVF or another fertility treatment? I guess you have to keep some things private), she shows that it is possible to become a mom, even when you’re not a Fertile Myrtle.
“This baby was a long time in the making,” she said about James, who is now 7 months old. “And I feel like the universe put a little extra magic dust in him. He’s like the happiest, most joyful, social, and loving child.” Aww!
“Everything takes on a new meaning,” she added about becoming a mom—something she’s always dreamed of. And though she’s a naturally skinny model-turned-actress, Jaime embraced her curves, and even shared a beautiful bikini bumpie of herself.
“There’s definitely an identity crisis you go through [when your body starts changing], but it took a long time to get pregnant,” she said, acknowledging her infertility struggle. “For me, the baby was such a blessing that the most important thing for me was that I was active…I was never obsessive about dieting or exercise. I didn’t care how much I gained. I just wanted to make sure he was healthy.”
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Photo of Jaime King and James Knight Newman via Instagram.
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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
The world is fixated with the baby gender guessing game whether you’re a celebrity or not. We want to know the big question, “Boy or Girl?,” whether it’s Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, or the neighbor down the street! So it’s no shock that pregnant beauty Jaime King is now under the microscope. Though the internet is a buzz that the Hart of Dixie star will be having a girl, the ex-model took to Twitter to squash the rumors. She says it’s 100 percent false, because no one knows the sex of the baby—not even her! “We want a surprise,” she explains.
Other stars have patiently waited to find out whether they were having a boy or girl until they met the baby in the delivery room: Tori Spelling and Melissa Joan Hart each had a birth day surprise with their third babies, and Gisele Bündchen with her first child (though hubby Tom knew but kept it a secret—what? how?).
Do you think you could go nine months without knowing whether you were having a boy or girl? I know I couldn’t! I was the kid who shook Christmas presents, trying to figure out what was inside. As an adult, I want to be prepared for every scenario in every situation. And if I hadn’t found out at 20 weeks that I was having a boy, I wouldn’t have had the amazing experience of excitedly shopping with my husband for our son’s first outfit on the way home from the doctor’s office after the big announcement. That will forever be a cherished memory for me. It was the moment things suddenly felt real. Whoa! In just a few short months, I was going to be a mom.
Knowing I was having a boy, I could start imagining what this little guy would look like, what name he might go by (though I was that girl who started a list of baby names I liked even before I was married!), and his voice. Then, of course, there are the wardrobe and nursery concerns. I know you can go gender-neutral on everything these days (my crib bedding is actually a brown, orange and green jungle theme that could go either way), but for me, knowing whether I was having a boy or girl made me instantly feel closer to the baby growing inside me.
A part of me would like to be that spontaneous person who doesn’t need to know. I’m beyond obsessed with Gender Reveal Cakes, and want one desperately just because they are so darn cute. Who knows, maybe the second time around, now that I have somewhat of a handle on this whole pregnancy thing, I’ll keep things a secret too. I’ll at least try to. No promises!
In the meantime, check these crazy old wive’s tales about how to tell if it’s a boy or a girl–so funny!
Tell us: Are you waiting to find out whether you’re having a boy or girl? Would you let your husband know the sex of your baby if you wanted to keep it a secret from yourself? Leave your comments below.
Image of Jaime King via Instagram.
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