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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.
Image: JWoww & Snooki at JWoww’s shower, by David Ragsdale/Courtesy of JWoww
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
At this late stage in my twin pregnancy, travel out of town is ancient history until after delivery. (Womp womp.)
Fortunately, the fabulously luxurious Four Seasons at Beverly Hills is even nearer to my delivery hospital than my own home, so that’s where I intend to be over the July 4 holiday weekend for a little much-needed staycation/babymoon pampering with the hubby. The whole thing will be just what my achy, swollen body needs—but there’s one key issue I need to address first: maternity swimwear.
Shop for great maternity swimsuits!
When I say it’s hard to find a great maternity swimsuit, I’m not talking about pregnant body shame. I’m talking about logistics: I’ll be 35-plus weeks pregnant with two babies on the way, and this is not a body-type category frequently addressed in the marketplace!
But difficulty finding a perfect piece of maternity swimwear is not limited to just us regular folks. Even tiny Snooki, now pregnant with her second baby, is encountering some frustration as summer heats up. She recently posted a photo to Instagram in which the pint-size star fusses with her ruffled floral one-piece swimsuit. And she captioned it, “My one piece belt doesn’t buckle over the babygirl. #pregnantproblems”
Totally relate, Snooki! For what it’s worth, despite her apparent discomfort, the star looks amazing. (Not surprising, given she’s emphasized her attention to fitness in recent interviews.)
Now if only she’d posted a shopping link for that super-cute maternity suit! I’m in the market.
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Snooki photo courtesy of Instagram
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
“My baby girl!” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi exclaimed on Instagram, alongside a sonogram of her daughter, who appears to be holding one hand close to her lips. “She’s healthy and look, she’s already applying lipstick,” the Jersey Shore alum joked, posting a lipstick and sassy girl emoji, and proudly adding, “#mygirl.”
Snooki—who is five months along and has launched a clothing line called “Snooki Love“—recently posted an adorable gender reveal video, where she and son Lorenzo, 21 months, found out her second child would be a little girl. The reality star admits that being pregnant the second time around is way better than the first.
“My first pregnancy I didn’t do anything,” Jionni LaValle’s wife-to-be told Us Weekly. “I just sat and ate on the couch and I was literally a whale—I slept 24 hours [a day]. And I was so negative and hated life cause I just didn’t feel good at all. With this pregnancy I’m working out and eating healthy and just way active—so I just feel better about life.”
Having her bestie, JWoww, pregnant and going through the same things helps too. ” I feel like we can be fat together, we can complain about the same things,” she told E! News. “And we’re only three months apart from each other, so we kind of get each other now.”
You can see Snooki and JWoww’s pregnancies play out on the fourth season of their MTV show Snooki and JWoww, airing this summer.
TELL US: What does your baby look like he/she is doing in your sonograms?
Snooki revealed she was having a girl in an adorable video, but our Ancient Chinese Gender Predictor can help you unveil your baby’s gender.
Image of sonogram via Instagram.
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Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Snooki (aka Nicole Polizzi) has let her fans be a part of her second pregnancy every step of the way, so it’s not exactly shocking that the former Jersey Shore star would unveil her biggest surprise—whether she’s having a boy or girl—in a YouTube video. Snooki has been pretty vocal about wanting another boy, a little brother for her son Lorenzo. So…what’s she having? A girl!
The big gender reveal was actually a surprise to Snooki and son Lorenzo, too. Only her fiancé, Jionni, knew beforehand, she explained in the clip that was filmed in her home. “Jionni knows what we’re having, and he put balloons in a bin for [me and Lorenzo], so we’re going to find out what we’re having right now, and we’re so excited.”
She then turned to Lorenzo—who was wearing a cute Big Brother t-shirt—and asked, “You ready? You’re gonna have a sister or brother. No, you don’t want to know? You want to be an only child? Well, you’re not.”
As she moved the bin, pink balloons came rushing out. “Oh, my goodness! We’re having a girl! Yay!” she said in a not-so-excited tone. “Oh God, kill me! We’re having a girl! Lorenzo, you’re going to have a baby sister.”
“There you have it, we’re having a little girl, and I don’t know how I feel about it. I’m terrified, but we’re really, really excited!” she continued.
Snooki previously told Extra that she’d be happy whether she was having a girl or boy, as long as it was healthy. But…”Me and Jionni would like to have two boys,” she spilled. “I’m not ready to have a miniature me. I don’t need a diva telling me what to do. I’m not ready for that.”
Hopefully, Snooki will get over her gender reveal blues (yes, that’s really a thing!) before her little princess comes. (And pick out a cute baby girl name!) Most of us—whether we admit it to ourselves or not—have preconceived notions of what we want to have, and even play scenarios in our heads—whether it’s the mother-son dance at his wedding, or picking out wedding gowns with your daughter.
It’s okay to be a teensy bit disappointed—for a millisecond. But you have to move on and embrace the kid you do have brewing inside you. Because whether it’s a boy or a girl, you are going to have a lifelong love affair with that little bundle of joy from its first breath to first word to his or first child, and far, far beyond. Enjoy every second of what you have and don’t waste any time thinking about what you don’t.
Wondering if you’re having a girl or a boy? Take our gender prediction quiz!
TELL US: Are you hoping for a boy? A girl? Would you be upset if you’re not having what you thought you wanted?
Image of Snooki courtesy of Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014
In a time where there’s an app for just about anything (including the best time to go to the bathroom during a big-screen movie—which comes in very handy while you’re pregnant!—now a brand-new app called StorkDiet Guide to Conceiving Girls claims to be able to tell you how to give birth to the baby gender of your choice. The secret, they say, is what you eat!
According to Business Insider, the app, which costs $9.99, is based partly on a study of 740 first-time mamas done by the Universities of Exeter and Oxford that found women who ate more calories, sodium, and calcium were more likely to have boys, while women who ate less of those things were more likely to have girls. The study proved not to be 100 percent fail-proof (surprise, surprise!). In fact, just 56 percent of the women who ate the “boy” diet had sons.
The app’s creators claim that their 9-week diet and conception-timing program has a higher success rate of 81 percent.
This is the third time in just over a week that I’ve heard something about wanting to choose your baby’s sex. First, Snooki said that she really hopes she has another boy, because she’s “not ready for a diva mini-me.” Then came the news that Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis and his girlfriend chose to have IVF so they could choose the sex of their babies and screen for genetic diseases. The couple says they wanted girls because that’s what they know (both only have sisters).
As much as I’d like for my son to have a little sister, I don’t think I would ever go to great lengths to make that happen. I guess I’m old fashioned in that I’d rather leave it to chance, and be surprised on that awesome day when you finally find out your baby’s sex. It seems a bit like a bad science fiction movie to me to be able to decide what you do or don’t want to have (cut to the scene when there are no women left on the planet). But to each her own! That’s the wonderful thing about life—and this app: the choice is yours.
Wondering if you’re having a boy or a girl? Check out our Ancient Chinese Birth Chart!
TELL US: Would you buy an app to try to conceive a girl?
Image of babies courtesy of Shutterstock.
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