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What Moms-to-Be Can Learn About Baby Gear From Mila Kunis

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis, who has been pretty buttoned up about some details surrounding her new addition with Ashton Kutcher (and outspoken about others!), revealed a piece of info about new baby girl Wyatt that can serve as a sound piece of advice to any expecting mama out there!

She told Ellen DeGeneres that her baby girl came to the world as a big, bouncing bundle of joy—weighing in at a substantial nine and a half pounds.

And because of that, “We skipped the newborn stage,” the star revealed. “Newborn never happened. Newborn diapers never happened. And newborn clothes never happened. Zero to three!” Oops! So much for any adorably tiny baby outfits she may have gotten while she was pregnant.

As a new mom to twins, typically born smaller, I had the opposite experience. I didn’t realize there was a substantial difference in size between NB clothes and 0-3 month clothes—they sounded synonymous to me! So I brought my babes home from the hospital in clothes they absolutely swam in, making for very silly photo opps.

But Mila’s point is a good one: When excited mamas-to-be register for baby gear or go on shopping sprees ahead of our deliveries, we risk loading up on a bunch of stuff our babes may never even need for a single second.

So a word to the wise: Enjoy those pre-baby sprees… but keep the tags on, and file those receipts carefully! Right, mommy Mila?!

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget

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Your Pregnant-on-New-Year’s-Eve Survival Guide

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Pregnant on New Year's EveNew Year’s Eve conjures images of a super late night, teeny tiny dresses, toppling shoes, and a boatload of champagne. But you can pretty much strike all four of those ideas if you’re pregnant on the big night. Of course, that doesn’t mean it can’t be your most festive and memorable holiday yet! Here are a few of my suggestions for how to rock New Year’s Eve with a bun in the oven:

Cute flats: Pregnancy is not the time for torture by way of stilettos. Grab a cute pair of flats that will pull your entire outfit together—and will serve you well long after the baby comes. I practically live in Madewell’s Sidewalk Skimmer, which is the perfect flattering shape, goes with anything, and is so comfortable. (I have three pairs in different colors! #addicted.) Or go with a gorgeous, jeweled pair for a notice-me party look that’s sure to inspire jealousy in the uncomfy-heel-wearing set.

Virgin cocktails: Just because you’re not drinking alcohol doesn’t mean you have to settle for a sad glass of ice water while the crowd throws back their festive fare. Mimic the look and taste of champage with a sparkling tea or cider (let’s just call that sparkling cider in the picture above!) or go all-out mixologist with a colorful, rich, or beautifully garnished virgin drink. (Bonus: If your news isn’t public yet, a non-alcoholic cocktail in your hand can help protect your secret, too.)

Pizza and a movie: Sure, you could fuss with new clothes or spendy restaurant food. Or you could just stay in the comfort of your home, kick those feet up, enjoy the quiet before baby, and split a killer pizza over a movie. When I was pregnant on New Year’s Eve last year, the to-die-for deep-dish pies from L.A.’s Hollywood Pies helped me cruise happily, comfortably into the new year (and provided plenty of leftovers!). And while It’s a Wonderful Life is my absolute favorite classic holiday flick—with a beautiful message about family—this year, you could watch something decidedly less poignant: Sony’s much-discussed comedy The Interview! It will be available to rent online after the hacking scandal scrambled the studio’s release plans.

Happy New Year one and all!

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Alesandra Dubin was pregnant last New Year’s Eve and is a new twin mom. Shels also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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Royal Baby News: Kate Middleton Is Pregnant!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Prince William and Kate MiddletonStop the world: Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting again! The pregnancy—probably the second-most anticipated ever (after her first, of course)—was confirmed this morning by an official palace announcement.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.

The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.

Poor Kate! The Duchess’ awful morning sickness with Prince George was well-documented, and it’s a huge bummer for her that it’s back again. (Pregnancy symptoms can be different with second pregnancies, after all.)

No word on when Prince George will officially become a big brother, but according to People.com, Kate is “believed to be fewer than three months pregnant.”

We hope Kate feels better soon, and are so excited that Prince George is going to be a big brother! Congrats to the Royal family!

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Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: When to Worry
Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: When to Worry
Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: When to Worry

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Pregnant? Make Sure You Get This Vaccine…

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

One immunization should be on your to-do list if you’re expecting: the flu shot. According to new guidelines announced by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, getting the annual flu shot is especially important for you and your baby when you’re pregnant.

Your immune system changes when you’re expecting, making it more likely that you’ll develop complications, including early labor, more serious illness, and pneumonia, if you get the flu. And getting the flu vaccine when you’re pregnant lets you pass on the antibodies and protect your newborn until he or she is old enough to be vaccinated at six months.

Right now, only about half of all pregnant women get the flu vaccine each year, but experts are hoping the number of pregnant women who get the shot increases with the announcement of these guidelines.

Tell us: Did you get the flu shot when you were pregnant? Why or why not?

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The Vaccine Schedule
The Vaccine Schedule
The Vaccine Schedule

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Which Grey’s Anatomy Star Is Pregnant?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Looks like fact and fiction are gelling quite nicely for Grey’s Anatomy’s star Sarah Drew. Her character, April Kepner, just announced her pregnancy with hunky husband (and fellow doctor) Jackson Avery in the season finale last spring, and now Sarah just shared the same big news in real life—she’s due in December.

This will be the second baby for Sarah and her husband, Peter Lanfer, who already have a two-year-old son, Micah Emmanuel. (more…)

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