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5 Things We’ve Learned About Jill Duggar Dillard’s Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Newlywed Jill Duggar Dillard recently announced that she’s expecting, just two months after tying the knot in June. That makes her the latest member of the 19 Kids and Counting family to have a baby on the way (big brother Joshua already has three little ones…and counting). Jill and her husband Derick will welcome their new baby in late March.

Here’s what else we learned about her pregnancy so far, through their big announcements on Good Morning America and People Magazine.

She’s nicknamed the baby. Their little one will be called “Baby Dilly”—at least until they find out the sex and determine a name. (They’re not sure yet if they’ll follow in the Duggar footsteps and choose a letter theme for their baby names.)

She has morning sickness. And apparently, it’s pretty bad. “They should call it ‘pregnancy sickness’ because it’s all day,” she quipped on Good Morning America. (If you’re dealing with the same thing, check out our tips for managing morning sickness.)

She’s craving sour foods. Dill pickles, lemons, lemons with salt—those are all on Jill’s list of must-haves for dealing with her morning sickness—and in fact, hubby Derick carries around a “pregnancy bag” stocked with the essentials for helping his wife curb the nausea.

She’s planning a home birth. Jill Duggar is a trained midwife who has assisted on many births, and likes the vibe of a home birth. I feel like it will be way more relaxing… and having the baby at home with a midwife provides more of that personal care,” she said. (Considering the same? Find out if you’re a good candidate for home birth.)

She’s planning a gender reveal. Just like her big brother and his wife, Anna, Jill and Derick are planning to learn the sex of their baby (and likely, doing that in dramatic fashion during the taping of their show).

Here’s the scoop from GMA:


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Tell us: How does your pregnancy style mesh with Jill’s? Would you consider home birth? And are you planning a big gender reveal?

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How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy:Decoding Pregnancy Cravings
How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy:Decoding Pregnancy Cravings

Image: Jill and Derick Dillard’s pregnancy announcement, courtesy of Jill Dillard/Facebook.com

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Christina Aguilera Bares Her Bump: Should You?

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Artsy baby bump photos have become nearly ubiquitous, ever since Demi Moore famously posed nude during one of her pregnancies on Vanity Fair. (They’ve become so ubiquitous, in fact, that “manternity” shots of guys in those classic baby bump poses are becoming a thing.) And Christina Aguilera is the latest celeb to bare her bump (and leave very little to the imagination) in a gorgeous photo shoot for V Magazine.

“As a woman, I’m proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store,” she told V. And it’s clear that pregnancy has been very good to her and her body (or the PhotoShop gods have—I don’t see a single stretch mark).

Kudos to her for having the moxie to show it all off—I wouldn’t have had the courage to pose nude, even when I was 20 and not pregnant!

Tell us: Did you get baby bump shots done? And did you have the courage to pose nude to show off your pregnancy?

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Fun Ways to Flaunt Your Bump
Fun Ways to Flaunt Your Bump

Image: Christina Aguilera courtesy of Twitter/Brian Bowen Smith/V Magazine

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Celeb Baby Shower Bonanza: Snooki, Jwoww & Chelsea Clinton and More!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Stars—they’re just like us! And that means that when there’s a baby on the way, they celebrate in a big way. Recently, Chelsea Clinton, Savannah Guthrie, Snooki, and Jwoww shared the details of their baby showers—how do they compare to your celebration?

They picked elaborate themes. Snooki’s shower featured a grand “Great Gatsby” theme, and she (and several other guests) sported fascinators and flapper-esque ensembles to fit with the party.

They invited the guys. Former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea’s husband Mark Mezvinsky both made appearances at Chelsea Clinton’s celebration.

They hired entertainment. Jwoww’s shower featured a drag queen emcee to keep the crowd entertained.

The gift opening happened elsewhere.Chelsea Clinton’s shower featured lots of celebrating, but the mom-to-be took home her bounty and opened the onesies and strollers in the privacy of her home.

They turned a “sprinkle” into a full-on fete. In the past, moms-to-be usually saved lavish showers for their first-born, with very small (or no) celebrations for future children. But perhaps Snooki’s part of a trend to celebrate every baby’s arrival. (And really, doesn’t every baby deserve a party?)

They planned a menu perfect for the mom-to-be. Chelsea Clinton’s gluten-free menu meant she could enjoy any of the goodies offered at the celebration.

They asked their guests to provide gifts for those who really need them. At Savannah Guthrie’s totally cute shower guests were asked to bring one book for her baby, and one to be donated for those who may have a harder time stocking their bookshelves. Because let’s face facts: Savannah can probably swing a pretty nice stroller.

Tell us: What made your baby shower special? If your party’s still in the planning stages, check out our Baby Shower Planner for inspiration.

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Baby Shower Ideas: Spa-Themed Party for Mom Expecting Baby #2
Baby Shower Ideas: Spa-Themed Party for Mom Expecting Baby #2

Image: JWoww & Snooki at JWoww’s shower, by David Ragsdale/Courtesy of JWoww

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