Twins of Two Different Races Turn One

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Early this year, a set of twins of two different races made loads of news. And now they’re about to turn one tomorrow, April 23.

Whitney Meyer, who is Caucasian, and her husband, Thomas Dean, who is black, welcomed daughters  Kalani and Jarani.


The twins are dizygotic, which is just the scientific term for fraternal twins.

Each girl started out as a separate fertilized egg (monozygotic, or identical twins, start off from the same egg and then divide).

The twins inherited different sets of genes from their mother and from their father.

Kalani has light skin and blue eyes, like her mom, while Jarani has darker skin and brown eyes, like her dad

Fraternal twins inherit a different combination of genes from mom and dad, so when the parents are of different races, it is possible the inherited genes for skin color can differ.

“At first when they were born, I wanted to believe it but it’s so rare I didn’t think it’d happen to my twins!” Meyer told CNN affiliate KHQA. “But sure enough they’re biracial twins!”

Since their birth last April, the girls have been some what of Internet famous because their parents post photos on their social accounts and let’s face it, they have to be quite interesting to keep tracking.

Amazing! Happy Birthday!

 

 

Ciara Shows Off Homestretch Belly Photo

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Ciara is getting close to her due date.

The beautiful second-time mom-to-be gave her fans and followers a glimpse of her almost there baby bump on Instagram this week.


“Truly A Balancing Game In These #Gucci Stacks & This Big Belly!” she captioned one of a set of photos.

Truly A Balancing Game In These #Gucci Stacks & This Big Belly! ☺️

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Ciara and her husband NFL’s Seattle Seahawks quarterback  Russell Wilson are expecting their first child together.

The two married in a lavish ceremony in the U.K. last year.

The “Body Party” singer is also mom to 2-year old Future Zahir Wilburn with ex-fiancé hip hop artist Future.

QUIZ: What’s Your Maternity Style & Celebrity Muse

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Expecting this year and still trying to figure out what you’ll wear and how you’ll express your individual style. Pregnancy is certainly no time to start over and start experimenting, but you’ll need to know how to incorporate what you already like and have in our current wardrobe. These days, people are keen on sharing their outfits in social media. Like celebs, you too can have a signature style.

Take this quiz to help you determine your maternity style!


Harry Styles’ Debut Solo Single is Dedicated to Childbirth; AMom Talking to Her Infant

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I heard One Direction boy band alum Harry Styles’ single off his forthcoming solo debut album called “Sign of the Times” and was immediately drawn to it. I felt silly being a Gen Xer really feeling a song by a kid from a group my small kids love.

However, it gives me some Jim Morrison, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Journey, Beatles, David Bowie vibes and I think that’s the appeal to older generation of music lovers.

I checked out the audio video on YouTube and lo and behold, the top comments were by fans of good music in their 40s and 50s also remarking how much they love the tune.


This kid has a hit. The song debuted #5 on the Billboards Hot 100.  Upon doing further researcher on the lyrics, I learned that the song is about a young mother who is about to deliver her baby but is told that she has just 5 minutes after giving birth to greet her baby. She dies after. How tragic.

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He talked about it in a recent Rolling Stones cover interview promoting this new project. From the interview, he says:

“Most of the stuff that hurts me about what’s going on at the moment is not politics, it’s fundamentals … Equal rights. For everyone, all races, sexes, everything. …  ’Sign of the Times’ came from ‘This isn’t the first time we’ve been in a hard time, and it’s not going to be the last time.’ The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there’s a complication. The mother is told, ‘The child is fine, but you’re not going to make it.’ The mother has five minutes to tell the child, ‘Go forth and conquer.’”

In the song, the dying mom is talking to her new born infant in these lyrics:

Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times
Welcome to the final show
Hope you’re wearing your best clothes
You can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky
You look pretty good down here
But you ain’t really good

We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets
We never learn, we been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets? The bullets

We don’t talk enough, we should open up
Before it’s all too much

How heart wrenching and beautiful, no? Wow! I’m looking forward to this kids’ album when it is released on May 12th. He recorded much of the album in his studio complex in Jamaica. Nice!

Watch the video here:

 

Also, love the SNL performance where he is outfitted in a plaid jacket, looking much like the 1960s British rockers and nothing like a young kid.

 

 

Expecting Naturi Naughton Promotes New Season of ‘Power’ and Hits Red Carpets in Style

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Naturi Naughton, the Starz  channel star of the hit show Power  has been looking fabulous promoting her various projects and hitting red carpet arrivals. The former 3LW singer and her beau Ben are expecting their first child together later this year.

This week, the beautiful petite actress headed to the AT&T and Tribeca Host Luncheon AT&T Presents: Untold Stories – an Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration With Tribeca event during the Tribeca Film festival. She rocked a sleeveless Ronny Kobo dress and jewels by Erickson Beamon and super cute sunflower pumps.


More recently, this morning again, she stunned on the Wendy Williams show outfitted in a dress by Hemant & Nandita, jewels by Erickson Beamon and Bliss Lau and shoes by Sergio Rossi while promoting season 4 of her hit Starz channel show.

And earlier this month, she was glam and fab at the New York special screening event of  the new STARZ  show The White Princess hosted by STARZ & Refinery29 at Metrograph on April 5, 2017 in New York City.

She and the dad-to-be spent a baby moon in Hawaii a few weeks back. Naughton shared a photo of her spouse toting her on the beach. Sweet!

So Sports Bookies Are Already Taking Bets On Serena Williams’ Fetus, Really!

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Serena Williams has barely enjoyed a day of the world knowing that she is expecting her first child with fiance Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian and the bookies are already in her taking bets on her little bambino.

 BetOnline.ag, one of the world’s online betting sportsbook site has folks gambling on things like the first letter of the baby’s first name, its gender, weight and whether the 23-time Tennis Grand Slam champ will have twins or triplets!


There is a term for betting on something tangentially related to a sports game, “propositional bet,” concerning an “occurrence or non-occurrence” not directly affecting a game’s outcome. Since Serena is actively training for any tournament, this is very very propositional.

When Beyonce performed during one of the Super Bowls, bookies took bets on whether she’d have a wardrobe malfunction and have one of her boobs exposed. Seriously. This is not a game. ha!

If you want to get in on the fun but with your own impending arrival or one of a family or friend, you can start an online pool using a site like Baby Bookie.

 

This isn’t new for pregnant celebrities either. When Kate Middleton was expecting her first child, her unknown due date kept the booking business popping then too.

People will bet on anything if they love to gamble!

[note: Speaking of which, if you or someone you knows suffers from gambling addiction, call  The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at  1-800522-4700.]

 

Serena Williams Announces that She is Pregnant

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Serena Williams is pregnant!

The record-breaking Tennis star announced the news on Snapchat today, showing off her baby bump while wearing a yellow bathing suit and belly chain.

She captioned the photo “20 weeks”.

The expectant arrival will be the first for Williams and her fiancé Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian.

The couple announced their engagement last December.

But what else is amazing about this news is the fact she was pregnant when she defeated her sister Venus Williams during the Australian open in January!

Wow!

Congrats!

‘Bad Girls Club’ Alum Natalie Nunn Welcomes First Child

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Congrats to reality Tv star alum Natalie Nunn of Oxygen channel’s Bad Girls Club on the birth of her first child, a baby girl.

Nunn announced the arrival of her and husband Jacob Payne‘s little one on  Twitter.


“Baby Payne is here,” Natalie captioned a photo. “I never thought I could love anyone so much,” the new mom added. “Blessed.”

Before the birth, the Hair Battle Spectacular star kept her followers and fans up to date by sharing photos from the Labor and delivery room.

“Thank you for this contraction, Lord,” Nunn captioned a black and white photo of herself going through labor. “I welcome it and know that I am one step closer to meeting my baby! I give this contraction permission to accomplish its task and I trust in my God-given instinct to birth normally and naturally, and I thank you for guiding and directing me during this process. My husband and I can’t wait to meet her! Dialated to 8 centimeters.”

Congrats!

 

Janet Jackson Shares First Photo of Son, Essiam

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Three months after welcoming her first child, Janet Jackson took to social media to share a first pic of her son, Eissa.

“My baby and me after nap time,” Jackson captioned a photo of herself snuggling her infant as he yawns.


There is wide speculation that she and her billionaire husband, Wissam Al Mana, have split.

Those reports are unconfirmed, however.

Her mom, Katherine Jackson, came to stay with her and the family shortly after Essia was born in January. Janet was spotted out recently pushing Essia in a pram during a walk outside.

Janet upset some fans when she postponed her the rod tour indefinitely to start her family.

Gorgeous baby!

Jeff Goldblum and wife Emilie Livington Welcomed Second Son, River Joe

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Congrats to the silver fox, Jeff Goldblum and his wife Emilie Livington on the birth of their second child together, son River Joe on April 7. The Independence Day: Resurgence star announced the news on his Instagram account, in a now-deleted post.

Livinston also shared the news:


“I can’t believe it’s been a week already! River Joe Goldblum was born 4/7/17 at 8:53am. Charlie Ocean is such a sweet and caring older brother. We couldn’t be happier!!! @jeffgoldblum is our rock and continues to be an exceptionally loving and passionate father! Love my boys!!!” Livingston captioned the family photos.

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Goldblum and Livingston married in November 2014 and welcomed their first child together Charlie Ocean on July 4, 2015.

Congratulations to them!

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