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!