As the year comes to a close, I'm reflecting on all the big things that happened (I'm sure are all of you as well!). The biggest for me, of course was the birth of my precious boy-girl twins in July after a sometimes arduous pregnancy. It's a year I'll never forget!
Around the celebrity media world, too, it seemed that big news was breaking weekly—and it's fun to take stock of all those stories, from heartwarming to thrilling to downright wacky. So come along with me as I look back on what I think were some of the biggest celebrity news stories of 2014. (And as with my picks for the top pregnant celebrities of the year, please know that there's no science behind this list—it's just some good fun!)
The rise of the vagina cake: Oh yes, this was very much a thing this year. At her baby shower, Christina Aguilera had a pretty raunchy vagina cake. But never one to be shown up, former Jersey Shore star JWoww had not one but two of them at her shower, thanks to pal Snooki!
Blake Lively's pregnancy style: In terms of maternity style, this star's looks—whether street style or red carpet—are absolutely the talk of the town. First, there was the breezy mixed-pattern outfit she wore in photos when she posted the big announcement on her website. Then there was the body-con pale yellow Gucci gown with plunging neckline. The girl cannot lose.
The year of nude bump pics: Is there a pregnant celeb who didn't pose for nude bump photos this year, from Instagram selfies to high-fashion glamour shots? Kourtney Kardashian posed for DuJour, Kelly Rowland for Elle, Alicia Keys on social media...
Jill Duggar's speedy bun in the oven: The 19 Kids and Counting star wasted zero time to get pregnant following her wedding in June. She announced her pregnancy on August 20, even before clearing the first trimester. We knew the Duggar family is all about being fruitful and multiplying, but even I was surprised with how fast this pregnancy happened!
Eva Mendes carrying Ryan Gosling's baby: When people heard this bombshell news, hearts broke all over the world. Rumors proved true and the star indeed gave birth to what will probably turn out to be the most gorgeous human in the history of the world (apart from my own babies, of course).
Kate Middleton's second bump: I don't know about you, but I'm far from over all the royal baby hoopla—even the second time around. The effortless grace of the Duchess of Cambridge, her impeccable maternity style, her celeb-studded visit to New York, even her acute morning sickness—they've all been such fascinating details to follow.
What did I miss? Tell me your favorite celebrity pregnancy news story of 2014?
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