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Dealing With Infertility? Read THIS for Inspiration!

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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Choosing Godparents: Would You Pick Zach Braff?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Zach Braff’s longtime buddy, and former Scrubs costar, Donald Faison bestowed upon Zach one of the greatest honors a parent can give someone: the title of godfather. In true celeb fashion, Zach turned to Twitter to announce the big news with an adorable photo of him and baby Rocco (similarly, Jaime King recently announced Jessica Alba and Topher Grace are her son James’ godparents on Instagram). The funnyman couldn’t resist a silly caption: “Me and my god son. Made with @donald_faison’s sperm.”

But choosing Godparents is no laughing matter, and it can be a daunting task—one that takes more thought than you’d think. It’s not just about picking your sister or your BFF, you really need to think about who will be the best fit for your family in every way.

Godparent means different things to different people, so first think about what it means to you. Are you looking for religious role models who will give your children spiritual and moral guidance throughout their lives? Do you want your baby’s godparents to be emergency guardians in case anything should ever happen to you and your baby’s dad? Or do you just want your children to be surrounded by people who love them, and who will be there during the most important events in their lives—basically, a second set of supportive loved ones to talk to and confide in? Or are your ideal godparents all of the above?

Proximity is something to consider too. If someone lives across the country, can they be as big of a life influence on your child as someone near by, who can make it to every game, recital or birthday? Or if something does happen to you, are you ok with your child being uprooted to move to another city or state (though obviously where someone lives now doesn’t mean they’ll be living there forever anyway)?

Do you want godparents who are very similar to you? Or would you prefer them to give your kids a new perspective on life that is different from yours but still compliments it? How involved do you expect them to be?  For instance, your ER surgeon/former sorority sister that you’ve loved and treasured for years may not be able to be as present in your baby’s life as someone with a less crazy job.

There are so many questions to ask yourself before deciding. It’s good to start thinking about it while you’re pregnant, so hopefully you have ones chosen by the time the baby is born. Confession time: my son’s 16 months old and my hubby and I still haven’t settled on godparents. At this rate, he could have a wife before he has a godmother!

TELL US: How did you choose your child’s godparents?

Image via Zach Braff’s Twitter.

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Star Wars Baby Shower: May the Force Be With Jaime King!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Baby Shower CakeMay the force be with Hart of Dixie star Jaime King when she goes into labor this fall! The pregnant actress and George Lucas fanatic, was feted by friends (including super-stylish celeb pals Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson and Selma Blair) at her Star Wars-themed baby shower on Saturday at the Soho House in West Hollywood.

The centerpiece of the baby shower was an elaborate cake featuring Jaime as Princess Leah, and her husband Kyle in full Jedi gear, surrounded by Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, and their baby on a planet (most likely in a galaxy far, far away). Since the couple doesn’t know the sex of their baby—and plan to be surprised on his or her birthday—the cake read: “May the force be with baby Newman.”

Why the Sci-fi theme? The space adventure holds a special place in Jaime and her husband’s hearts. Aside from both of them being obsessed with all things Star Wars, Kyle directed Jaime in the 2009 movie Fanboys—about buddies who take a cross-country trip to Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace before its released—and Jaime voiced several characters on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series from 2009 to 2012.

While I’m not as R2D2- and C3P0-obsessed as Jaime and Kyle, I love that they (and her friends throwing the shower) went outside the box with the baby shower theme. It’s a tip for everyone to learn from. Your (or your friend’s shower) should focus on the mom-to-be’s likes and interests and really be personal to her. Love books? A nursery rhyme, Alice in Wonderland, or Dr. Seuss-themed party is perfect. Can’t get enough of animals? A circus, jungle or petting zoo-themed shower could be for you. Have a special interest, like football, music or even knitting? They can all be incorporated into a baby shower tailored just for you, making your day extra-special.

For your own Star Wars-themed baby bash, check out these awesome recipes and craft projects. You can even take your love of the movies one step further by naming your baby after the epic series with these cool baby name suggestions. Star Wars not your bag? Get inspired by these other fun baby shower themes.

TELL US: What was/will be your baby shower theme?

Image of Jaime’s baby shower cake via Ashley Madekwe’s Webstagram.

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Bikini Baby Bump Photo: Do It Now!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Celebrity Bumpie PhotoI know taking a bikini photo period can seem daunting, let alone one when you’re pregnant—like really, really pregnant. But I think you should do it, and here’s why:

It’s a beautiful moment. There’s an indescribable intimacy that develops between you and your bump. You have an amazing little being inside of you, and the unconditional love is already there. Much like in those nature videos when you see the mama bird keeping her eggs warm through winter, and prey at bay, that’s what a pregnant woman turns into—someone who will take care of her baby at all costs, even before its hatched. And I think that’s something to be celebrated.

You’re gorgeous, and no one is going to pick a part how you look (including you!). It’s true what they say—your skin has a natural glow when you’re pregnant. Hormones or not, I think it’s your happiness shining through! You walk with a newfound confidence and feel super-feminine. You no longer look at your so-called flaws, because all eyes are on your bump. It’s big and it’s beautiful!

You can be artistic. Have fun with it! Do a moody black and white shot, a silhouette at sunset, a playful old-school pinup pose. It doesn’t have to be something taken too seriously and it doesn’t have to be too sexy (unless you want that—you’re in control!).

It can be done on the cheap. You don’t have to do an elaborate photo shoot with a professional photographer and lighting to capture a great moment. Just a quick, simple shot can do the trick. Some of my favorite photos of myself were taken by my husband on his iPhone, some when I have no makeup on at all.

I regret not taking one, and so I don’t want you to have any regrets either! Not to get all Debbie Downer on you, but my dad was really sick when I was pregnant, so I spent a week out of each month going down to Florida to visit him during the last six months of his life—which I would never take back and I’m so glad I was able to do that for him and my mom—but that kept me from going on a babymoon and taking a bikini bump photo.

I remember a girlfriend of mine telling me, “Who cares if you have the vacation, you can still take the photo!” I felt silly just getting into a bikini for no reason to have my husband photograph me, so I never got the shot. Now when I see a gorgeous pregnancy photograph, like Jaime King’s, I kick myself every time. Learn from my mistake: Don’t be embarrassed, just do it!

For more celeb inspiration, check out Vanessa Lachey, Marisa Miller, and Alessandra Ambrosio.

TELL US: Will you be doing a bikini bumpie? If you already have, share your tips for getting a great shot!

Image of Jaime King via Instagram.

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Is It A Boy Or Girl For Hart Of Dixie’s Jaime King?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Hart of Dixie star Jaime King pregnantThe 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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