Friday, September 30, 2005
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
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, 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
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 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
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 http://www.mazda.com!
Thursday, September 22, 2005
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
USATODAY.com - U.S. stands apart from other nations on maternity leave
Monday, September 19, 2005
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
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 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
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!
Monday, September 12, 2005
Ava: Origin: German, Meaning: A bird.
Celebrities who named their daughters Ava: Reese Witherspoon, Heather Locklear.
Ella: Origin: English, Meaning: Beautiful fairy woman.
Celebrities who named their daughters Ella: John Travolta, Ben Stiller.
Eve: Origin: Hebrew, Meaning: Life.
Georgia: Origin: Greek Meaning: Female version of George, meaning a farmer.
Celebrities who named their daughters Georgia: Harry Connick Jr., Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall.
Lola: Origin: Spanish, Meaning: Strong Woman.
Celebrities who named their daughters Lola: Kate Moss, Jennie Garth, Chris Rock.
Sophia: Origin: Greek, Meaning: Form of Sophie, meaning wisdom.
Celebrities who named their daughters Sophia: Francis Ford Coppola.
Stella: Origin: Greek, Meaning:A star.
Celebrities who named their daughters Stella: Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas.
Dashiell: Origin: Unknown, Meaning: Unknown.
Celebrities who named their sons Dashiell: Alice Cooper. (Also, Mr. Incredible’s named his son Dashiell Robert Parr or "Dash")
Hayden: Origin: English, Meaning: From the hedged in valley.
Joaquin: Origin: Spanish, Meaning: Abbreviation of the Hebrew name Jehoichin, meaning "Jehovah has established."
Celebrities who named their sons Joaquin: Kelly Ripa.
Jaden: Origin: Hebrew, Meaning: Jehovah has heard.
Celebrities who named their sons Jaden: Will Smith, Christian Slater, Andre Agassi.
Liam: Origin: Irish, Meaning: Unwavering protector.
Celebrities who named their sons Liam: Calista Flockhart.
Oscar: Origin: Scandinavian, Meaning: Divine strength.
Presley: Origin: English, Meaning: From the priest’s meadow.
Celebrities who named their sons Presley: Cindy Crawford.
Reed: Origin: English, Meaning: Redheaded.
Celebrities who named their sons Reed: Ron Howard.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Exercising while you are pregnant can really help you feel better. I started doing Leisa Hart's FitMama workout while I was pregnant and it made me feel great. It can be confusing trying to figure out what exercises are safe to do, so I recommend getting exercise videos geared towards pregnant women. (Of course, always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise routine.) I found a great selection of DVD's at http://collagevideo.com. Their website gives you reviews and previews of all their videos.
Getting back into working out postnatal can be hard to do. It took me about 4 months before I felt like exercising after I had my son, but once I did, I was amazed at how much more energy I had and how much better I felt about myself.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Britney Spears will be on the cover of Elle magazine's October issue.
She mentions in the article that although she doesn't know the baby's gender, she thinks it will be a boy. She also mentions that she hopes on having a C-section to avoid some of the labor pains!
She say's : "I've always known that I was going to have a baby one day. But there's times when I get a little scared. It's mind-blowing to have a child."
That's an understatement!
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Friday, September 02, 2005
We hope to have our website up in the next couple of months.
Stella Maternity is going to carry super stylish, trendy and hip 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 only going to carry the coolest items out there. No more trudging through all the usual fare to find something truly interesting.
We will keep you posted on our grand opening date...