Friday, December 30, 2005

Softball Star, Jennie Finch, Is Pregnant!

Jennie Finch, Olympic softball gold medalist, and her husband, Casey Daigle, are expecting their first child together in April 2006.

The sporty couple have been married since January 2005. Daigle is an Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league pitcher. Jennie, 25, and Casey, 24, have already announced that the baby will be a boy. Finch commented at a recent press conference that "Casey is thrilled, and from Day 1 (of the marriage) he couldn't wait to be a father."

Will the new baby inherit the sports gene? Casey Daigle told the Chicago Sun-Times "First, we want him to be healthy, and if he's athletic, that's great,'' says Daigle, who stands 6'6" (Finch is 6'). "But we always kid around that if he's a 7'-chess player, that's fine.''

Source: People

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Another Barker Baby Is Born!

A Christmas Eve baby for Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, and his wife, former Playmate Shanna Moakler!

According to People magazine, Travis Barker, 30, and Shanna Moakler, 30, welcomed a baby girl on December 24th at 12:22 pm. They chose the unique baby name, Alabama Louella Barker, for their 7 lb, 1 oz little girl. This is the second child for Shanna and Travis who have a 2 year old boy named Landon. Shanna Moakler also has a 6 year old daughter named Atiana from her previous relationship with Oscar De La Hoya.

The stars of the MTV reality show "Meet the Barkers" have been married since 2004. Shanna also recently modeled for the hip maternity and children's clothing line Childish. Childish is owned by one of Shanna's friends, Skye Hoppus, who is the wife of Travis' fellow Blink 182 bandmate Mark Hoppus.

Congratulations Shanna and Travis!

Source: People

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Visiting Santa Clause!

Sometimes seeing Santa Clause just doesn't work out!

When our son was 5-months old, we took him to see Santa Clause and he loved it and smiled for the camera. When our son was 1-year and 5-months old, we took him to see Santa Clause and he loved it and smiled for the camera. When our son was 2-years and 5-months old (about a week ago), we took him to see Santa Clause (stood in line for over two hours) and he wanted nothing to do with Santa. Therefore, no Santa picture this year. Oh well, he is just at that age when he is a little scared of the big man in red. Or so we thought! Two days later we went to a restaurant that happened to have a Santa Clause. Our son loved him and sat on his lap and smiled at him and told him he wanted "dinosaurs" for Christmas......and I didn't have my camera!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Hollaback Girl Pregnant!

Hip celebrity couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are expecting a baby!

Us Weekly is reporting that Gwen Stefani, 36, is expecting a baby in June of 2006. This will be the first child for Gwen and the second for her husband, Gavin Rossdale, 38. Gavin has a 16 year old daughter named Daisy from a previous relationship. Stefani and Rossdale have been married for three years.

Us Weekly quoted Gavin's father, Douglas, as saying "We are delighted."

Does this mean she will come up with a cool line of "L.A.M.B." maternity clothes? She's sure to be sporting some funky and hip maternity wear!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Baby Thrown From Window Of Burning Apartment!

Infant safely caught after being dropped to a man from a burning third floor New York city apartment.

Tracinda Foxe, 30, and her 1 month old baby were trapped in their third floor apartment that was engulfed in smoke and flames. Foxe went to the window with her infant son, said a prayer and dropped him to the crowd that had gathered below. Tracinda Foxe told the Daily News “I said, ’God, please save my son. I prayed that someone would catch him and save his life.” Luckily the baby was caught by Felix Vazquez, a housing authority supervisor. Vazquez stated "I didn't think, I just reacted." He then proceeded to give the baby mouth to mouth resuscitation.

Tracinda was hysterical when firefighters finally got to her. Both Foxe and the baby were treated and released from the hospital. The whole thing was caught on tape and can be viewed at

What a scary situation to be put in. I am so happy that they are both safe.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Hip Moms-to-Be Do Yoga!

Yoga is a great way to stay in shape during your pregnancy.

Prenatal yoga has become very trendy lately with pregnant celebrities and hip moms-to-be everywhere. This is a trend that you definitely want to follow. Prenatal yoga is great for your circulation, toning your muscles, keeping you limber, improving balance and learning to relax. These are all things that would certainly benefit a pregnant woman. Yoga exercises can help to ease some of the discomforts of pregnancy and the deep breathing and relaxation techniques can really come in handy during labor. Plus you get a chance to wear all those cute maternity yoga clothes!

Look for a prenatal yoga class locally or try out a home video such as Crunch: Yoga Mama!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Pregnant Skydiver Survives Plunge!

The Associated Press is reporting that skydiver Shayna Richardson, newly pregnant, survived a skydiving accident.

Shayna, 21, plunged face-first into concrete after her main parachute failed and her reserve didn't deploy fully during her first solo jump. She hit a parking lot at about 50 mph leading to a totally egg-shelled face, broken pelvis and a broken leg. Shayna Richardson had to spend 16 days in the hospital where she learned from the doctors that she was pregnant. She claims she wouldn't have jumped had she known she was pregnant. Richardson stated "To hit the ground belly first _ that's dangerous. I mean at any stage of pregnancy that's dangerous. That's not something you want to do let alone at 50 miles per hour."

All in all, Shayna Richardson underwent four surgeries including having 15 steel plates put in her face. The fetus appears to be doing fine and is growing well.

Tigger and Pooh Get Makeovers!

The Disney Channel will unveil a new cartoon series called "My Friends Tigger and Pooh" in 2007.

The show is updating the characters that Milne created in 1926. There will be a new kid taking Christopher Robin's place and the look of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore and gang will change as well. A Disney Channel spokeswoman told USA Today "We got raised eyebrows even in house at first, but the feeling was these timeless characters really needed a breath of fresh air that only the introduction of someone new could provide."

In England, author Milne's homeland, fans are outraged. They see it as a betrayal of Milne's stories.

It does seem rather sad to mess with such a classic children's story. I guess we will just have to wait and see what they make of it. Oh, Bother!

Source: E!Online

Friday, December 09, 2005

Matt Damon To Become A Father?

The celebrity rumor mill is reporting that Matt Damon and his fiancee, Luciana Barroso, are expecting a baby this summer.

According to “Access Hollywood” Luciana is about three months pregnant. Damon's rep, Jennifer Allen, is neither confirming nor denying this rumor.

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso met in Miami, where Matt Damon was filming "Stuck on You." The couple locked eyes at a nightclub where Barroso was bartending and they have been together ever since.

If this rumor is true, this would be the first baby for Matt Damon and the second for Luciana who has a 7-year-old daughter, Alexa, from a previous relationship.

This down to earth couple seems like they would make great parents.

Source: Boston Herald

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Chris Cornell Has A New Baby Boy!

Super hip Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell, 41, and his wife,Vicky Cornell, 27, welcomed a baby boy on Monday at 7:08 pm.

They chose the name Christopher Nicholas for their 8 lbs. 6 oz. baby boy. According to Cornell's rep, both mother and son are doing very well. This is the second child for Chris Cornell and Vicky who have a 14 month-old daughter named Toni.

In an interview last month, with Launch Radio Networks, Chris said that his growing family has made life as a rock star much easier. "I'm so supported that I'm not having to find a balance between career and family. We have managed to figure out a way to do it and figure out a way to just kind of include it as being who we are as a couple, who we are as a family, and it's all part of one thing."

I loved him when he was with Soundgarden. The album "Superunknown" is a classic.

Congratulations Chris and Vicky!

Source: E!Online

The Best Nursing Pillow!

The Boppy pillow is a must-have item for any nursing mother.

I received my "Boppy Luxe" as a baby shower gift and wasn't quite sure that I would need it. After trying to strategically place pillows around me while nursing, so my arms didn't fall off, I realized I could give this a try. It makes nursing (and bottle feeding) so much more comfortable. The cover on the "Luxe" pillow is very soft and cuddly next to baby's skin. I also liked that you can buy extra covers to use while one is being washed.

This is one item that I wouldn't have wanted to do without!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Adam Sandler Is Going To Be A Dad!

Adam Sandler, 39, and his wife Jackie, 31, are expecting a new baby!

According to People magazine they are expecting the baby to be born in the spring. This will be the first baby for the couple, who were married in June of 2003. Adam and Jackie Sandler have been together for seven years since meeting on the set of "Big Daddy".

Source: People

Monday, December 05, 2005

Brad Pitt to Adopt Angelina Jolie's Kids!

According to People magazine, Brad Pitt is in the process of adopting Angelina Jolie's children, Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 11 months.

Pitt's publicist, Cindey Guagenti, stated that "Brad Pitt is in the process of becoming the adoptive father of both children." She also said that he is petitioning to have their names changed to Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt.

I wonder if a wedding could be in the near future...

Source: People

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Have A Baby Girl!

Jennifer Garner gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday evening in Los Angeles.

The couple have reportedly given their daughter the beautiful and unique baby name, Violet. This is the first child for Affleck, 33, and Garner, 34. The pair were married in June of this year.

Congratulations Ben and Jennifer!

Source: E!Online

Another Celebrity Pregnancy!

Mariska Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann, are expecting their first baby!

Mariska's publicist, Erwin More, said "I can confirm that she is expecting." Mariska also confirmed this on her own web site, saying "Yes, it's true. There's a bun in the oven..."

Mariska Hargitay, 41, is best known for her role as Olivia on "Law & Order:SVU." Another interesting fact about Hargitay is that she is the daughter of Hollywood sex symbol Jayne Mansfield.

Source: Reuters

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tom Cruise's Sonogram Troubles!

The American College of Radiology is not to happy to hear that Tom Cruise performs his own ultrasounds on Katie Holmes.

The chair of the ACR, Dr. Carol Rumack, said "This is a patient safety issue. Untrained people, even if they have the financial means, should not buy, or be allowed to buy and operate, ultrasound machines which are, in fact, medical devices and should not be used without a medical indication." He went on to say "The ACR is concerned that Tom Cruise has been badly advised regarding the use and potential abuse of ultrasound. There are many abnormalities that may be missed by the untrained eye. Also, if it is not medically necessary, the use of ultrasound raises unnecessary physical risk to the fetus."

The Food and Drug Administration is not to happy about this either. The FDA stated "Persons who promote, sell or lease ultrasound equipment for making 'keepsake' fetal videos should know that FDA views this as an unapproved use of a medical device. In addition, those who subject individuals to ultrasound exposure using a diagnostic ultrasound device (a prescription device) without a physician's order may be in violation of state or local laws or regulations regarding use of a prescription medical device."

Why can't they just be normal and go to the doctor for ultrasounds? Oh, I forgot, they're nuts!

Source: E!Online

Tia Carrere Has A Baby Girl!

Wayne's World babe, Tia Carrere, gave birth to a baby girl.

This is the first baby for actress Tia, 38, and her husband, Simon Wakelin. Carrere's publicist made the announcement this week that Tia Carrere had a baby girl in September in Los Angeles. The couple have chosen the name Bianca for their baby.

Besides Wayne's World, Tia Carrere is also best known as the voice of Nani in Lilo & Stitch.

Congratulations Tia and Simon!

Source: People

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A New Baby On The Way For Jack White!

The White Stripes' hip frontman, Jack White, is reportedly expecting a baby with his model wife, Karen Elson.

According to Star Magazine, this rumor has been confirmed by Karen Elson's rep. Elson's rep also told Star that the couple are "deliriously happy." The baby is reported to be due in the spring. Jack White, 30, and Karen Elson, 26, were married in June 2005.

It will be interesting to see Karen's choices in maternity wear. I'm sure she will still look cool and funky in her maternity clothes.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out The White Stripes fifth album.

Source: Star Magazine

Monday, November 28, 2005

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster Have A Baby Boy!

Rod Stewart and fiancee, Penny Lancaster, welcomed a baby boy on Sunday morning in London.

The healthy baby boy weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. Former model Penny Lancaster, 34, was very happy to be able to stick to her birthing plan and have a natural childbirth. Penny said "It was the most empowering and spiritual experience of my life." This is the first child for Penny Lancaster and the sixth for 60 year old rocker, Rod Stewart. The couple, who have been together for six years, are hoping to marry in spring 2006.

Congratulations Rod and Penny!

Source: People

Tom Cruise Buys a Sonogram Machine!

Super strange couple, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, now have a sonogram machine to view their unborn baby!

Tom Cruise told Barbara Walters, in an interview for her upcoming special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005, that he purchased a sonogram machine for his pregnant fiancee, Katie Holmes. He told Barbara "I bought a sonogram machine, "I am gonna donate it to a hospital when we are done." Sonogram machines cost about $15,000 to over $200,000. Barbara Walters asked if Tom knew if it was a boy or a girl and Cruise replied "No, I don't," "Barbara, I would tell you. I would say, 'I know if it's a boy or a girl and I'm not telling you." When Walters asked, "So what do you see?", Tom Cruise responded "A little baby."

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Photos of Britney Spears' Baby Boy!

Photos of Britney Spears, Kevin Federline and their baby Sean Preston will be in the next issue of People magazine.

These pictures are the same pictures that were allegedly stolen during a private photo shoot last month and put online. The photos were taken off the internet quickly due to Britney's record label threatening to take legal action.

In the article Spears says she's "ecstatic" about being a mom and most enjoys "taking an afternoon nap in bed" with her 9-week-old son.

Paul McCartney's Cool New Children's Book!

Paul McCartney, 63, published a new children's book "High In The Clouds".

The book is about a squirrel named Wirral whose mother is killed by land developers and he is forced to leave his home. Sounds depressing at first, but the story picks up from there, and takes us into the mythical world of "Animalia."

Paul McCartney commented that "Beyond the initial death sequence, the story does get happier. " "I'd skip over that bit, with very little kids... My little one's too little. She likes the pictures though."

"High In The Clouds" is an adventurous, touching and beautifully illustrated story.

Monday, November 21, 2005

An Extremely Hip High Chair!

Every hip baby needs this super cool high chair!

The extremely modern "Nest" high chair from Mozzee now comes in a trendy orange color as well as white and black. The "Nest" high chair is made of easy to clean polyethylene and can seat babies from 6 months to 6 years. It comes with a conversion kit to transform into a hip low lounging chair.

It is a little pricey, but it looks like a piece of art. Modern babies need modern furnishings!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Flashdance Star, Jennifer Beals, Has A New Baby!

According to People magazine, Jennifer Beals and her husband, Ken Dixon, had a new baby girl last month.

Jennifer Beals is best known for her 1983 film "Flashdance" and most recently her role on "The L Word." This is the first baby for Jennifer Beals, 41.

Jennifer's spokeswoman told People, "The family is very happy and Jennifer and the baby are doing great." The name of the baby remains unknown at this time.

Now this is a baby that definitely needs the "Baby Legs" leg warmers!

Congratulations Jennifer and Ken!

Source: People

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Trendy babies wear Baby Legs!

Baby Legs are hip retro 80's leg warmers for babies!

I first heard about Baby Legs from MamaC-Ta who heard about them from Peach and Pearl. I just had to check them out for myself! These baby leg warmers are the cutest. They are a great idea for keeping little legs warm and protected while allowing for quick diaper changes. Baby Legs come in many hip designs and would make a very unique baby gift. Thank you to both of you hip moms for turning me on to these!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Oh, Baby, The Places You'll Go! is an adorable little book meant to be read to your baby in utero.

I received this unique baby gift when I was pregnant with my son. I have always been a big Dr. Seuss fan and reading this book to my pregnant belly always made me smile. It is also a good book to read after the baby is born. I don't know if he recognized it or not, but he seemed to always enjoy me reading this to him as a baby.

Oh, Baby, The Places You'll Go! is a great way of introducing your baby to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.

Friday, November 11, 2005

A New Baby For Conan O'Brien!

Conan O'Brien and his wife, Liza Powel O'Brien, have a new baby boy!

The baby was born on Wednesday evening in New York. Their new son, named Beckett O'Brien, weighed in at 8lbs, 4oz. This is the second child for Conan O'Brien, 42, and his wife Liza, 35. They have a daughter named Neve who recently turned two years old.

He is sure to be one fun dad! This man cracks me up. I was watching his show the other night and it was a repeat of his "bird watching" in Central Park. Very funny stuff!

Congratulations Conan and Liza!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Gena Lee Nolin is Pregnant!

Break out the sexy red maternity bathing suit!

People magazine is reporting that Gena Lee Nolin and her husband of one year, hockey player Cale Hulse, are expecting a baby. Gena Lee Nolin is best known for her roles on "Baywatch" and "Sheena."

This will be the second child for the actress, 33, who has an 8 year old son, named Spencer, from her first marriage.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Another Celebrity Pregnancy Rumor!

Rumors are flying that actress Halle Berry is pregnant.

MTV Europe is reporting that Halle Berry is pregnant with actor Michael Ealy's baby. Halle met Michael Ealy on the set of their TV movie "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Halle claimed she was swearing off men after Eric Benet, but Michael's charms must have been too much for her. Michael is seven years younger than the 39 year old actress.

If this rumor is true, this would be the first child for the couple.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Magazine for the Hip and Modern Mom!

"Cookie" is a new magazine from Fairchild Publications, a division of Conde Nast, targeted to modern and stylish moms.

Cookie will be on newsstands November 15th. It is a lifestyle magazine about parenthood, focusing on hip baby fashions, modern baby furnishings, cool new toys, trendy new children's books, family travel and tips for the stylish mom. It is sort of like Vogue for the parenting set! It is being marketed to affluent parents who don't want to change their lifestyle when the baby comes along.

It seems like it may be a little pretentious for my taste, but I am interested to check it out anyway. While most of us are not able to live this "luxury" lifestyle, it might be a good source of inspiration.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Read Cool Mom Blogs at The Mom Salon!

The Mom Salon is a web site that is dedicated to mommy blogging.

More and more hip moms are blogging about their lives as mothers, their pregnancies and their families. The Mom Salon will be the place to go to find mommy blogs. The Mom Salon's directory of mommy blogs should be up and running around the middle of November. They will feature a new mom blogger daily.

Check out what these witty moms have to say!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Harley Davidson Baby!

Now your hip baby can have their very own Harley!

This wooden Harley Davidson rocker from Kid Kraft is just too cool! I know my son would love it. He goes ape every time he sees a motorcycle. I know someday I will have to deal with the dilemma of him wanting a real one. In the meantime, this unique rocking softail is just his speed.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Trendy Car Seat Covers!

Hip baby seat covers let your little one ride in style!

Infant and toddler car seat covers, like the ones at Lexie Rose, help make traveling more fun. They carry quite a few different bright and funky patterns, so you can help show off your sense of style on the road.

What a great idea! Most baby items tend to be pretty generic. These are certainly stylish and unique!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Angelina Jolie May Adopt A Baby Again!

Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 9 months old, may soon have a new brother or sister.

Angelina told People magazine, at the recent Worldwide Orphans Foundation benefit, "It's a very special thing, there's something about making a choice, waking up and traveling somewhere and finding your family." "Most of the night I just thought about how quickly I want to adopt again," she said. "There are so many wonderful places. There are many parts of Asia, Africa, South America, so sooner or later I'll end up everywhere, I'm sure."

She also told People, "I know some of the kids that were next to my daughter (at the orphanage); two of them passed away, with symptoms very similar to hers. I really do believe that if I didn't get her out at that time, that she wouldn't be here. She was days away."
Angelina Jolie is also helping to build a pediatric AIDS center in Ethiopia.

Angelina Jolie is not just another beautiful and hip celebrity mom, she is actually helping others. Team Jolie for me!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Heath Ledger And Michelle Williams Are New Parents!

Michelle Williams gave birth to a baby girl this past weekend!

Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, 25, have chosen the unique baby name, Matilda Rose, for their newborn daughter. This is the first baby for the couple. There is still no word on when the pair will marry.

Congratulations Michelle and Heath!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Our on-line store, Stella Maternity / Stella Bebe, is coming soon!

Please sign our guest book, located to the left, to be notified of our grand opening.

At Stella Maternity we will carry super stylish, hip and trendy maternity clothes as well as designer diaper bags, skin care, unique gifts and more! Stella Bebe will be a site within our site, carrying unique baby clothes, hip and unique baby gifts and nursery decor. We are striving to bring you the coolest collection of trendy maternity and baby items out there!

Pretty Baby, Brooke Shields is Pregnant Again!

Brooke Shields, 40, is expecting her second child with her husband, Chris Henchy.

The new baby is due in the spring. Brooke and Chris have a daughter together, Rowan Francis, born in 2003. Brooke Shields is best known for her roles in "Pretty Baby"and "The Blue Lagoon." She is now starring in a Broadway production of the popular musical Chicago.

She recently wrote the book "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression," telling about her depression after the birth of her first child. Let's hope she doesn't have to suffer through such terrible postpartum depression again.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Unique Baby Clothes For Your Little Hipster!

Unique baby clothes from Infantile keep your little one looking as cool and hip as you do!
Infantile is a line of super cool t-shirts for babies and toddlers. The funky and hip graphics on the shirts are designed by artists, illustrators, designers and a tattoo artist. This "Mommy" tattoo inspired t-shirt is one my favorites. They also have a new "Little Punk" design that is adorable!

In the next couple of months, look for these items on sale at our web site Stella Bebe.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Trendy Maternity Jewelry!

Hip celebrity moms embracing the latest in trendy spiritual jewelry!

Hot moms in Hollywood are wearing hip spiritual jewelry from Energy Muse.

Heidi Klum wears the "Fertility Miracle Bead" necklace, which helps you to "tap into your power of fertility" and the "Glamour" necklace. Britney Spears has been seen wearing the "Destiny" necklace as well as the "Prosperity" bracelet. The "Destiny" necklace is made of moonstone "which is believed to increase fertility and enhance protection during times of travel."

These necklaces would make a great unique and trendy gift for an expectant mom!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Painting Your Pregnant Belly For Halloween!

A pregnant belly makes the perfect canvas for a unique Halloween costume!

There aren't a lot of cool and hip ready made maternity costumes out there. But luckily, your belly is just screaming to be adorned! If you find yourself very pregnant and in need of a quick Halloween costume, simply buy some face paints and get creative.
Some basic ideas to paint on your belly are a pumpkin, a basketball, a bowling ball, a beach ball, the sun, a fishbowl, a full moon, etc. Or you can get creative and paint a character's face, such as Jack Skellington's from "A Nightmare Before Christmas", or a world globe, or even a crystal ball with a baby floating inside. The options are infinite. Wear a button down shirt opened at the belly or a sports bra to best show off your artwork.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Hip Celebrity Mom, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pregnant Again?

This celebrity pregnancy rumor just might be true!

Hip couple Gwyneth Paltrow and husband, Chris Martin, may be expecting their second child. They already have a 16 month old daughter named Apple.

The rumors are flying after Gwyneth's mom, Blythe Danner, attended an awards ceremony in Hollywood. She apparently blurted out "Yes, I am (going to be a grandmother again.) Well, I think so. Oh, well I have not checked lately."

This celebrity baby rumor could very well be the real thing. We will keep you posted!

Friday, October 21, 2005

SNL's Tina Fey Back From Maternity Leave!

Saturday Night Live funny girl, Tina Fey, will return from maternity leave to her "Weekend Update" anchor desk.

Tina Fey, 35, gave birth to a daughter, Alice, on September 10th. She has been on maternity leave since then.

This weekend will be her first show since having the baby. Fey is quoted as saying, "I had to get back to work, NBC has me under contract; the baby and I have only a verbal agreement."

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Noah Wyle and Wife, Tracy, Have a New Baby!

Noah Wyle, of ER fame, is father to a second child, daughter Auden.

People magazine reported the baby was born on Saturday in Los Angeles. Baby Auden weighed 7 lbs 7oz.

Noah's rep, Eddie Michaels, told People "Mom and baby are doing great, everyone is thrilled."

Their daughter's beautiful and unique name comes from the poet W. H. Auden. This is the second child for Noah Wyle, 34, and Tracy Wyle, 37.

Congratulations Noah & Tracy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Uplifting Nursery Decor!

Create an enchanting nursery for your baby!

Before bringing the baby home, put that nesting instinct to good use. Creating a beautiful nursery can uplift your spirits as well as provide a fantastic space for your child to grow. You don't have to be an artist or an interior decorator to achieve great results. A splash of color and some fun artwork can really create a beautiful space. No more plain white walls! Paint the walls and even the ceiling. Choose a couple of colors from the crib bedding and get to work.

You will be spending a lot of time with your new baby in the nursery and the space should be pleasing for both of you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

How Do Celebrities Lose Their Pregnancy Weight So Quickly!

Don't you just hate them! Celebrities seem to regain their figures in a matter of weeks!

I came across an article showing a picture of Britney Spears looking much thinner already. Heidi Klum, Denise Richards, Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson, and many more, all seem to regain their shape immediately after giving birth. They are posing in lingerie while normal women are still wearing their maternity jeans!

How do they do it? Britney is rumored to be on the zone diet and other celebrities claim good old diet and exercise. Seems simple enough, but I'm sure it is a lot easier with a nutritionist, a personal trainer, perhaps a good plastic surgeon and a nanny to watch the baby while you workout for over an hour a day!

It took me a full year to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I imagine that is much more of a realistic time frame! Don't give up, but don't pressure yourself too hard either!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Blossom Star, Mayim Bialik, Has a Baby Boy!

Mayim Bialik, 29, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday!

Mayim Bialik is best known for her teenage sitcom "Blossom". She also starred in "Beaches", playing a young Bette Midler. This is the first child for Mayim and her husband, Michael Stone.

It makes me feel old that she is all grown up and having children!

Congratulations Mayim and Michael!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Celebrity Maternity Clothing Lines?

Where are the hip maternity clothing lines from Liv Tyler and Britney Spears?

When Liv Tyler was pregnant she wanted to start her own line of maternity clothes for the "modern urban girl". She complained that she couldn't find any cool maternity clothes. That was last year. I'm guessing it probably won't happen.

When Britney Spears was pregnant she wanted to start her own line of "modern and funky" maternity clothes. I haven't heard anything else about it.

It would have been interesting to see what their maternity clothes would have looked like.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Woody Harrelson Announces his Wife is Pregnant!

Woody Harrelson, 44, and his wife, Laura Louie, 40, are expecting their third child.

Always the funny man, he made the announcement on David Letterman by saying, "The wife is preggers...and we've narrowed it down to me". Woody and Laura have two other children together, Denni Montana, 12, and Zoe Giordano, 9.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Will Katie Holmes Have A "Silent Birth"?

Will Tom Cruise talk Katie Holmes into the Scientology method of labor?
Is she crazy enough to actually try this?

The "silent birth" is what Scientology suggests instead of screaming through labor pains. Only low moaning is considered acceptable. Hubbard, in his book Dianetics, wrote "Maintain silence in the presence of birth to save the sanity of the mother and the child and safeguard the home to which they will go."

John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, used this method for the birth of their daughter Ella in 2002. John Travolta explained that the quiet is to ensure "there's nothing recorded in the child's mind that shouldn't be there while there's pain going on. Any people saying any kind of negative verbiage may adversely affect the baby later on."

Scientology also suggests remaining quiet for a week after the birth so that the baby is "trauma free".

Friday, October 07, 2005

Trendy Maternity Clothes!

Hip maternity clothes are easier than ever to find!

Looking for potential vendors for my on-line store, I've found so many stylish options in maternity clothes. Maternity designs have come such a long way. You can find everything from hip designer jeans to sexy maternity halter tops. I've come across rock-n-roll maternity tops, tube dresses, clever t-shirts and maternity lingerie that is actually sexy!

It will be exciting to be pregnant again and get to wear all these hip and trendy maternity clothes.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are Expecting a Baby!

The world's most annoying couple, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, are going to have a baby!

People magazine reported that Katie Holmes is pregnant. "Tom and Katie are very excited, and the entire family is very excited," Lee Anne DeVette, Cruise's spokeswoman, told People.

Tom Cruise, 43, and Katie Holmes, 26, were engaged in June. This will be Katie Holmes first child.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Angelina Jolie Rumored to be Pregnant!

Is Angelina Jolie pregnant?

In Touch magazine recently showed photos of Angelina Jolie in a grey dress sporting a bump! Of course, now rumors are flying that she is pregnant. It could be she was just bloated or perhaps the photos were doctored.

If Angelina and Brad Pitt did have a baby together, it would surely be one gorgeous kid!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Nicolas Cage, 41, and his wife, Alice Kim, had a baby boy on Monday, October 3rd.

Nicolas Cage is the star of two of my favorite movies, Wild at Heart and Raising Arizona. He raised eyebrows when he married his wife, Alice Kim, in 2004 due to her only being 20 years old at the time. According to Cage's publicist, Annett Wolf, the baby and her mother are healthy and happy. The baby was named Kal-el Coppola Cage. Nicolas Cage also has another son from a previous relationship.

Congratulations Nicolas and Alice!

Friday, September 30, 2005

Funny, Unique Baby Clothes!

Funny baby onsies are all the rage!

I was surfing the net looking for items I wanted to carry on my website and I came across a seriously funny baby onsie. The onsie is from the company GenerationZBaby. The saying on the chest is "You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Potty". According to their website, celebrity moms Liv Tyler and Kate Hudson both have this onesie.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Stylish and Sexy Maternity Jeans!

It's essential to have a pair or two of great fitting maternity jeans.

If you are anything like me, you live in jeans. This shouldn't change when you're pregnant. A couple pairs of great fitting maternity jeans can get you through your pregnancy feeling effortlessly stylish. Throw on a cute top and some great shoes and you're out the door!

Fit Pregnancy magazine recently tested 73 pairs of jeans to find the best jeans for your body. The winner for the best overall fit for all body types was the Childish GP jean. They also noted many other pairs for their fit and stylish design. One pair in the article floored me, though. It was a pair of over the belly drawstring old lady jeans from Motherhood. Why would you want to feel dowdy?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Will Have A Girl!

Jennifer Garner revealed her baby's gender.

Jennifer Garner, 33-years old, let the cat out of the bag when she appeared on the "Tonight Show". She kept accidentally referring to her baby as a she. At one point she said, "You can just start to feel really pregnant. Like you are the hugest person on the face of the planet. ... And then I felt just bigger and bigger like she ..." . Jennifer then put her hands over her mouth and laughed. She and Ben Affleck were trying to keep the baby's gender a secret. Oops...I guess she doesn't make such a good spy after all!

Jennifer and Ben's baby is due around Christmas.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Melania Trump Pregnant!

Donald and Melania Trump are going to have a baby.

59-year-old Donald Trump and his 35-year-old wife, Melania, are going to have a baby. The baby is due in the spring. This will be Melania's first child and Donald Trump's fifth.

The New York Post reported that the mother-to-be planned to spend time recuperating at Mar-a-Lago after giving birth.

I'm just amazed that they actually sleep together! The money can't be that good!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams Will Have a Baby Girl!

Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams found out their baby will be a girl.

Heath and Michelle are expecting their little girl to be born within the next few weeks. The two met while filming the movie "Brokeback Mountain". The baby was conceived during the filming of the movie. Michelle Williams has said, "It's strange to watch the film now because it means so much more to me."I met my husband there, the seed of my daughter was born there - it's just really, really powerful."

Pregnancy seems to be agreeing with her. She looks great and seems very happy!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Family Cars are Getting Smaller!

Finally the U.S. is recognizing the need for a compact family car that offers plenty of passenger and cargo room.

The Mazda 5 is a new model for Mazda. It's considered to be a "space wagon", which is a growing segment of cars in Europe but not in the U.S. A "space wagon" is like a small minivan or a big station wagon. It allows families more room without driving a tank or a bus.

I hope to see more options out there like this in the future. With the price of gas getting out of hand, a smaller family car is the way to go.

Check it out at!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Babies and Kids affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Families were separated as they were taken to different shelters,
sometimes in different states.

Some encouraging news is that about 883 lost kids have found their parents. Workers and volunteers have worked non-stop to help find these kids separated from their parents.

Unfortunately, the search for many more missing kids continues. 2,393 kids are still reported as missing or looking for their parents in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Reuniting these families could become more difficult as evacuees move from shelters to temporary homes in different cities or states. Things are really hard when the kids are too young to know information about themselves. Also, some of the parents, who had to flee quickly, don't have pictures of their missing kids.

And of course, hindering efforts further, are criminals and pedophiles. USA TODAY tried to track down a man who said his deaf triplet babies and their deaf mother were missing in New Orleans. A reporter found he had previously been arrested for filing a false report and there was no record of his alleged family. It blows my mind that some people are this evil.

The wait to be reunited with your family is agonizing. My heart goes out to all of those affected by this tragedy.


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A Great Article on Maternity Leave!

I came across this article about maternity leave on Maybe one day the U.S. will come up with a better maternity leave policy. - U.S. stands apart from other nations on maternity leave

Monday, September 19, 2005

Rachel Griffiths. One Cool Mom!

Six Feet Under Star Rachel Griffiths

I know it's old news now that Six Feet Under star, Rachel Griffiths, had her second baby this summer. I just wanted to write about her because Six Feet Under was my favorite show and she is such a great actress.

She has an 18-month-old named Banjo Patrick, after Australian poet Banjo Paterson, who wrote "Waltzing Matilda" and had a second child, in late June, named Adelaide Rose. Her pregnancy was written into the show and she looked amazing!

I'm sure she is one cool mom.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Maternity Clothes Can Be Hip!

Celebrate this special time in your life with stylish maternity clothes!

Buying maternity clothes can be fun. You don't have to resign yourself to ugly shapeless clothes. You should show off your new shape! One thing to remember is to buy clothes that would appeal to you even if you weren't pregnant. There is no reason to let your sense of style go! For instance, if you normally wear low rise jeans, look for the new jeans with the low waistband, not the big ugly panel. Nowadays, there are so many choices for hip maternity clothes. Buy some beautiful pieces for yourself and celebrate this amazing time in your life!

The better you feel about the way you look, the better you will feel overall.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Britney Spears has a Baby Boy!

Us Weekly magazine reported that Britney Spears, age 23, delivered a baby boy by caesarean section on Wednesday at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, CA. Kevin Federline, 27, was by her side in the delivery room.

Britney and Kevin posted the following statement on her web site. "We are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son! Everyone is happy, healthy and doing wonderful. Thank you for all your love and well wishes!!"

This is Britney's first baby and the third for Kevin, who has two children with his ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Supermodel Heidi Klum Has A Brand New Baby Boy!

This just in:

32 year old German supermodel Heidi Klum has given birth to a baby boy, her first child with husband Seal. The couple was married in May of this year in Mexico. The baby was born early in the morning on Tuesday.

This is Heidi's second child, she also has a 1 year old daughter, Leni, from an earlier relationship with Flavio Briatore.

Congratulations Heidi & Seal!