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Monday, September 10th, 2012
First and foremost, big thanks to Erin O’Donnell for the terrific job she did guest-blogging while I was in blissful away-land these past 2 weeks. I enjoyed visiting PNN as a reader, and I certainly learned a lot from what I read.
It was an eventful two weeks in the world of parenting news. Stories ranged from the controversial new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning circumcision to the births of celebrity babies toreality TV stars Snooki and Giuliana and Bill Rancic.
We were alerted to new warnings as well, including the dangers of colored laundry detergent gel-packs and the deceptiveness of products that claim to teach babies to read.
Perhaps the most interesting and intriguing story, though, was about the parents of twin newborns who were making their first airplane flight with babes in tow. The parents passed out candy to all the other passengers on the plane, apologizing in advance for any crying or disruption their babies might cause, and offered earplugs to anyone who was bothered. The debate that ensued was fascinating!
So again, thank you Erin for such smart coverage of such a wide spectrum of parenting news stories.
Oh, and thank YOU, readers, for taking the Parents News Now Facebook page to a thrilling milestone – we’ve surpassed the 1,000-follower mark! If you don’t follow us yet, “like” PNN on Facebook by clicking here.
Image: Thank you note, via Shutterstock
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
“Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her fiancé Jionni LaValle welcomed a son on Sunday, August 26, in Livingston, NJ.
Lorenzo Dominic LaValle weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and both mom and baby are doing well, MTV.com reports.
PEOPLE.com had further details:
The new mom announced the news via her Twitter: “I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic! I had my little man last night, healthy at 6lbs! HE’S MY WORLD!”
News that the Jersey Shore star, 24, and her fiancé Jionni LaValle were expecting was officially announced in March. Polizzi revealed in May that she was having a boy.
Impending motherhood seemed to mellow the reality star, who slowed down her fast-paced lifestyle after learning she was pregnant.
“I guess [pregnancy] just made me more mature,” the Snooki & JWOWW star told reporters in April. “It’s different because now I’m not drinking. I’m usually partying and going to clubs, but pregnancy made me grow up a lot.”
Image: Snooki via DFree / Shutterstock.com
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the “Jersey Shore” reality television star who announced her pregnancy and engagement in March, has revealed that she and fiance Jionni LaValle are expecting a boy. EOnline.com has more:
“I thought it was going to be a girl,” Snooki says in this week’s issue of celeb tabloid In Touch. “I was hoping it would be, because all girls want girls.”
Even so, she adds, “It’s still my baby, no matter what. I’m excited either way!”
Image: Snooki, via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
The reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has confirmed to US Weekly magazine that she is indeed both pregnant and engaged, putting to rest rumors and speculation that widely circulated across the internet in recent weeks. Polizzi, 24, is reportedly 15 weeks into her pregnancy, and is engaged to boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
Polizzi and LaValle told the magazine they know they are being watched and judged because of their past antics. “I have different priorities now,” Polizzi said. “I don’t care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.”
Adds LaValle: “We are not going to screw this up.”
Image: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Reports have been circulating that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who stars on the reality show “Jersey Shore,” is pregnant with her first child. Yesterday, PEOPLE.com and the New York Post reported confirmation that the star is 3-months pregnant, and that the father is Polizzi’s boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
As recently as Feb. 2, the diminutive reality star went on ABC’s Good Morning America and shot down stories about her being in a family way.
“I definitely do want kids, but I’m not pregnant,” Snooki, 25, told Lara Spencer. “Being pregnant should be a real thing and a happy thing, and I’m not.”
Sources say that Snooki is being coy with the news because she is seeking out the most lucrative proposal from media outlets who want to be the exclusive sources of confirmation on the rumors.
Image: Snooki, via Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com