Celeb RoundUp: Beyonce Preggers? M.I.A. at the Grammys, Halle Berry’s Bump and more

rumors are circulating that Halle is already pregnant with her second child or trying to conceive one….

So, we’ve heard the speculation and rumors that Beyonce is knocked up. When I saw her during an inauguration event, she had her hair pulled back looking not so fabu as usual. Her absence from the Grammys this year also lends to speculation that she may be suffering from morning sickness. Who knows….I’m keepin my ears to the Grindstone. Someone told me Jay Z himself confirmed the pregnancy at a recent event.

But M.I.A. didn’t stop the fact that her baby was due on the same day as the Grammys stop her from not just attending, but performing!!! She crooned the hook to the T.I., Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Kanye West performance of Swagger Like Us, which is a line from her Grammy nominated Best Record “Paper Planes.”

The Jay Anthony Twins are looking cute these days. They are featured inside the February 16th edition of In Touch Weekly. The twins turn 1 on February 22, but Jlo and Marc Anthony are planning a big birthday bash for them on February 28 at their LA home. The magazine is reporting that JLo wants another baby soon.Pro Golfer Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordergren-Woods have announced the birth of their first son, a baby boy named Charlie Axel Woods, born on Sunday, February 8th.
Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin and her husband, actor Duane Martin, are expecting their second child together. Tisha, who is two months along, already has a son Xen, 8, with husband Duane.
Kimora Lee is looking radiantly glowy these days. She and Djimon Hounsou are expecting.Bobby Brown and his girlfriend Alicia Etheridge have confirmed to various news sources that they are indeed expecting a baby together. Bobby’s representative Ravi Dabiesingh confirms, “Yes, Bobby is expecting his fifth child from Alicia.” In all, Bobby has five children:15-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina with singer Whitney Houston. He also has two children with ex-girlfriend Kim Ward and a son with ex-girlfriend Melika Williams. This will be Etheridge’s first child. On the real, I know there are a couple dozen other mini Bobbys running the globe.
Actress Nicki Micheaux showed up to the 40th NAACP Images Awards nominee luncheon (February 7th 2009) with what appears to be a baby bump. Nikki has starred in various television shows including The Shield, Six Feet Under, and Soul Food. She is currently starring on ABC Family’s Lincoln Heights.

Pampers versus Huggies – THE BLOGGERS DEBATE

The two most popular diaper brands in the US are Pampers and Huggies. The Luvs brand which is much cheaper is a distant third.
Most people prefer one brand or the other. With my two boys we used and preferred Pampers because we found they leaked less. I spoke with moms of boys and they too validated me and also stated that they felt Pampers worked better for them. I spoke with moms of girls who said they prefer Huggies. So I thought it was a gender thing. Who knows.
However, after having like the 100th accident with Huggies and my baby girl, I’m convinced perhaps my babies bulloubopus brown bottoms don’t hold up well in Huggies AT ALL!
And so we are back to Pampers. I really liked the Pampers Baby Dry brand, but can usually get excellent results with any Pampers brand.
Notwithstanding all of this, diapers in general are horrible on the environment because the materials they are made from take ages to biodegrade.
Good thing I hear girls potty train faster because my solution is to start GG potty training as soon as possible. I did entertain the idea of getting and using reusable “nappies” but I ‘inixayed” that idea cause my girl has toxic caca that I just can’t muster up the cohones to like regularly play in….ick!
In any event, the topic has been broached (the Huggies v. Pampers debate) in various forums in the past by
From all these sites, Pampers is the hands down winner.
And from Black Glenn whom I borrowed this above photo from, he has to say this as a comment to that photo:

Huggies. Suck. They are for skinny babies with no ass. My baby is fat and has a big ass. No thanks Huggies


Top100 Blogs for Expecting Mothers

Bellyitch is # 6 on The Healthy Pregnancy Blog’s Top 100 Blogs for Expecting Mothers!!

This is a very resourceful list that I will add to my blog lists of resources.

woo hoo!! When Bellyitch became an “AllTop Pregnancy” blog, I fixed up the resources a bit, now I am motivated to update my resources listing and actually consider doing some research on Tweet and technoratti and all that other technical blog stuff Bloggers use to measure and drive traffic to their sites.

yup, my motivations are purely driven by others, what else is new! ha!


Woman births surprise 8th child! Octuplets

From the UK Guardian
A woman has given birth to eight babies in southern California, the world’s second live-born set of octuplets.The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces (680 grams) and 3lb, 4oz (1.474kg), doctors at Kaiser Permanante Bellflower medical centre said.The hospital had scheduled a caesarean section for seven babies, but doctors were surprised by the eighth.
My eyes were wide,” Dr Karen Maples said, explaining her reaction to the last birth.Doctors said the babies were born nine weeks premature but are in stable condition. Two newborns were placed on ventilators and a third needs oxygen.There were forty-six hospital staff and four delivery rooms used for the births. After a baby was born, staff rushed the newborn into another room and waited for the next, the hospital said. But despite weeks of preparation, doctors did not expect the eighth child.”It is quite easy to miss a baby when you’re anticipating seven babies,” said Dr Harold Henry, chief of maternal and fetal medicine at the hospital. “Ultrasound doesn’t show you everything.”Maples said the babies would probably remain in the hospital for at least two months. She said the mother should be released in a week.Kaiser spokeswoman Myra Suarez said she could not release any information about the mother, including her condition or whether she used fertility drugs. Such drugs make multiple births more likely.”They are all doing the best they can,” Suarez told the AP.The first baby was born at 10:43am; the eighth one at 10:48am.”They were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously,” Dr Harold Henry said.The first live-born octuplets were born in Houston in 1998, and one baby died about a week later. The surviving siblings girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke celebrated their 10th birthday in December.Their Nigerian-born parents, Nkem Chukwu and Iyke Louis Udobi, said they are astonished and grateful that their children have grown up to be healthy and active kids who are now in the fourth grade.Chukwu told the AP that the parents of the newest octuplets have much to look forward to.”Just enjoy it. It’s a blessing, truly a blessing,” Chukwu said. “We’ll keep praying for them.”

Hip Hop Crooner Kelis is Pregnant

Kelis, 29, and her husband, rapper Nas, 35, are expecting their first child together. She’s in her first trimester though.

The two have been married since January 2005 and I thought they were on the rocks, according to rumors. I wonder whatever happened to the MTV series they were filming about their lives together. When I heard they were on the verge of splitting up, I assumed it was the old MTV curse that have befallen Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey; Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro; Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler, etc…(also, though its on VH1 Hulk Hogan and his wife’s marriage fell apart after a couple seasons of TV series)
Only the old heads like Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne and Rev Run and his wife Justine can take the stress of having your relationship on television, I had thought.
I guess I was wrong! Congrats to them. I’m sure that hip hop baby is going to be gorgeous and destined to be a hip hop rocker him/herself.

Recommended for Pregnancy Acne and Beyond

I swore by Dr. Gross’s Daily Face Peel to keep my face free and clear of blemishes and to ensure that pregnancy related acne that popped up due to increased hormones was kept in check.

These pads sold in two jars of 30 day supply (or 60day supply) are the equivalent to a facial in a jar. You wipe your face with step 1 and then let that dry and two minutes later follow up with the toner and replenisher in step2.

It is quite pricey (it retails for $78.00 for a 30 day supply and $128 for a $60.00 supply) however, but worked(s) for me every time.

Skinny Jeans for Babies?

Yes, imagine, someone who wears a diaper too can be divalicious in the trendy skinny jeans.
Gap and Old Navy sell them.
check out GG in a pair of Baby Gap brand skinny jeans her godmother bought her for Christmas.

and look, I found a mom blog with a bunch of commenters lamenting the “skinny” jeans for toddlers! Get over it people. I am in awe in the amount of simple stuff people can get indignant and “high horsey” about.

‘ER’s’ Dr. Neela is Preggers

from Zap2It:

Parminder Nagra may be unlucky in love on “ER,” but in real life she’s about to take a big step in her relationship.

The English actress and her photographer boyfriend James Stenson are expecting their first child this summer, reports Usmagazine.com.

“We are thrilled and overjoyed at the prospect of becoming first-time parents,” says Nagra, 33.

The couple has been together for nearly seven years and will continue to live in Los Angeles after they wed.

“Yes, our plans are to get married but there’s no confirmed date yet,” she explains. “The plan is to stay in L.A. We still have a home in London, so eventually the plan is to be bi-costal, but who knows what the future holds? We are just taking it one day at a time.”

Thus far, there are no plans to write the pregnancy into the show or for Nagra to take time off from work.

With the departure of Maura Tierney, Nagra is currently the most senior regular cast member on “ER.” She plays Dr. Neela Rasgotra, a surgical resident who has had previous romantic relationships with the characters played by Shane West and John Stamos, among others.

Nagra is also known for her breakout role in the soccer coming of age comedy “Bend It Like Beckham,” costarring Kiera Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

GG’s Holiday Photos

hello darlings! it is I, GG, the tiny dive–ette reporting on my fabulous Christmas Holiday.

It started with me enjoying a wonderful Christmas Pageant and Piano Recital of one of my Big Brothers that my parents hauled me off to…I didn’t watch much of it because I was busy being my flirty playful self mingling amongst the audience. This is me above taking a break from my social butterflyness.
I missed my flight to my dad’s native Trinidad because of horrible ticketing agent mistake, but we salvaged the Christmas Eve and day by camping out with dad’s cousins in Brooklyn. This is me opening one of my Christmas presents: my very own Piano!
After a day of charming the pants off of everyone in that joint, I was ready to go home and settle down a bit before jetsetting off to sunny Trinidad and Tobago.
The plane ride was uneventful. This is me and one of my big bros cheesing for teh camera. Oh gosh, did I say “cheese”? I still only have 3 and a half teeth that have come in…And we landed, just in time for me to celebrate my FIRST BIRTHDAY! This is me at midnight. The family surprised me with an applause as they burst in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday.” All I could say is “FOR ME?” yayayayay!!!

And of course you just know that I had to hit the beach while I was on that island. Now, this is a muddy beach right, but beggers can’t be choosers correct. This mud did a fabulous job exfoliating my calloused heels.
and of course, I could not shake my fans and the papparazzi. They were EVERYWHERE! Can’t a girl hang on the beach without being harrassed?Back at home, the folks planned a pool party, but with my developing cold, I was not going anywhere near that water with those grossy boys! yuck! They had a blast though, it seems.And by evening, they gathered my guests to sit and eat cake, homemade ice cream and to serenade me again. But did they have to wake me from my nap to do that? *sigh* Now I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but when can I expect the big 1 year old birthday bash?

Ha! True Baby Diva style- I’m off to plan her second birthday bash. Boy can baby divas be demanding! Ha!

Witnessing History TODAY!!

if you are looking for me…

you can find me somewhere in this crowd witnessing history!!!

(been MIA doing work with some inaugural events. will be back in posting mode this week. thanks for bearing with me guys)