Keepin’ Up with Kandi Burruss’ Pregnancy So Far

 
Since Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss announced her first pregnancy with new husband Todd Tucker last month, she has been sharing the ups and downs with her million plus fans and followers on Instagram. 

We know from peeping her IG that the music & business mogul has been keeping it 100 still by working out with show co-star Porsha Williams yet giving in once in a while to a good fast food burger meal while still coping with pregnancy fatigue. 

She also recently celebrated Tucker’s birthday. Fun!


Hang in there, mama! The former girl band member and platinum songwriter has a very vibrant and active IG feed. 

Very worth the follow! 

Parents Pitch Products at White House’s First Demo Day

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So…we all know parents rock and some rock so much that they step in to fill a void and need among fellow parents by inventing some amazing and wonderful life-saving services, gadgets, contraption and tools.

A few of said innovative parents got a chance to show off their services and products yesterday at the First Ever White House Demo Day  on August 4, which was also on the birthday of US President Barack Obama.


Bellyitch’s founder JJ was on hand to witness and record the President go around the exhibits set up in in the State Room of the White House and hear presentations from a selection of about 30 startups and entrepreneurs.

Earlier these brilliant minds were among  small business owners who  had taken part of a two-day session that included round tables and meetings with Senior White House officials, venture capitalists, government leaders and business mentors.

Products for and by parents presented that day included:

Husband and wife duo develop technology to help libraries boost kids’ summer reading

(Felix Lloyd and Jordan Lloyd-Bookey, Arlington, Virginia) Entrepreneurs and husband-and wife-team Felix Lloyd and Jordan Lloyd Bookey founded Zoobean to help libraries use technology to better serve their communities. Their latest product, Beanstack, provides families with learning tips, tools to log reading sessions, book and app recommendations and special badges tied to local library programs and goals.  Jordan is the former Head of Google’s K-12 Education Outreach team. Felix is a serial entrepreneur whose first venture, MoneyIsland was acquired by BancVue.

Smart baby monitor can track a baby’s vital signs using only a video camera (Rubi Sanchez, San Francisco, California) Rubi Sanchez, the founder and CEO of Wearless Tech Inc., is a graduate of the University of California—Berkeley with experience in the health care industry. Her company has developed Cocoon Cam, a patent-pending solution that uses computer vision and cloud-based data analytics to transform the capabilities of a traditional baby monitor. Using their unique software, a digital video camera, and non-invasive infrared technology, Cocoon Cam can track a baby’s heart rate, respiration, and skin temperature from a distance. Parents can stream video and wellness information to their smartphone to know exactly what is going on with their baby’s health at any time.  The Cocoon Cam team was trained through the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.

Working mom of two turns family handmade popcorn tradition into snack food startup

(Jean Arnold, San Francisco, California) Jean Arnold grew up loving the fresh popcorn her mother would cook using a hand-cranked stove-top popper. As an adult, she spent years experimenting with making her own organic popcorn and flavoring it with exotic seasonings inspired by her training at Le Cordon Bleu in London. Now, as the founder of 479°, Arnold has turned her love of popcorn into a gourmet snack business that is sold around the country.

I also caught a cute moment during a pitch by Co-Founders Aaron Horowitz and Hannah Chung, both who have had experiences with juvenile diabetes. They explained how their inventive teddy bear called Jerry works.  Jerry is stuffed with educational apps to help children develop healthy behaviors related to a condition they may be dealing with or generally nutrition, exercise, sleep, and mindfulness.

JJ captured the moment for a LIVE Periscope stream and uploaded on her YouTube channel where you’ll find other videos from the event:

 

 

 

Good stuff and it was pretty cool to be in the audience at the East Room to watch it all go down and to interview some of the exhibitors after the president’s remarks.

 

Bump Day: Lost Ciara Maternity Feature

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We’re having a throwback to a feature from 2009-2010 called  Bump Day, which was a take off of Wednesday’s Hump Day.  Through it, we would highlight and celebrate  pregnant baby bumps of all shapes, forms and variety.

While cleaning out files, we found this lost photo of model, actress and singer Ciara from back when she was pregnant with son Future and was featured in a W magazine shoot..


Ciara looks to be a great mom from what we can tell scoping out her IG.  She has since split with then fiance, R&B recording artist Future and is currently dating NFL Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. She is also taking a little heat from her ex Future over the fact that Wilson interacts with Future Jr.

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He’s calling Ciara horrible names  even though Ciara regularly interacted with his four children from four different relationship while they were together. She was cool then, though, many have already pointed out.

 

 

 

After two boys, ‘The Hills’ Kristin Cavallari and Bears QB Jay Cutler expect a girl!

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After two boys, The Hills alum Kristin Cavallari and hubby Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler are expecting their first daughter. The Laguna Beach reality TV star revealed the news a few weeks on her Instagram account in a very creative photo, (above) with the caption, “The boys are so excited for a little sister!!!!!”

The co-host of the E! fashion show, The Fabulist, and shoe designer recently showed off a very cute bootie from her collection:

 


 

Kristin Cavallari’s Maternity Style

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Speaking of Kristin Cavallari.

We’ve noticed that the svelte TV host and shoe designer has been having quite the cute pregnancy. Her maternity picks have been on point!


Here are our faves:

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photo: Instagram

Zooey Deschanel welcomes Daughter after Secret Wedding last Month

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Congratulations to New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel on the birth of her first child, a daughter.

She and her fiance Jacob Pechenik apparently wed late last month before the baby arrived, according to E!Online.


A rep for the actress confirmed to US Weekly on Monday that Deschanel gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

“I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl,” Deschanel’s rep told the magazine, additionally confirming that the couple wed in secret.

Deschanel first announced that she and Pechenik were expecting a baby back in January.

The Zuckerbergs Fuel more Open Discussions on the Miscarriage Taboo

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“Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you — as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own.”

Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote this about he and his wife Pricilla experiencing multiple miscarriages before finally announcing  a pregnancy that will likely go to term.


Miscarriage is such a big taboo and as we’ve written here  often in Bellyitch. Having people of influence like the Zuckerbergs and other celebrities share their journey makes it easier for others not in the limelight to realize they are not alone. It can be a starting point. Kudos for Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan for being so open.

Elizabeth Cohen, an award-winning senior medical correspondent for CNN’s health, wellness and medical unit, and author of “The Empowered Patient“, wrote about how the announcement and revelation impacted her and how she feels it will help others.

READ IT HERE!

Coco Announces on her New Talk Show She is 5 months Preggers with Baby Girl Chanel

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Ice and Coco debuted today and during it, the blonde bombshell wife of gansta rapper turned actor ICE-T (Law & Order) revealed that she is 21 weeks pregnant (over 5 months).

The reality show couple of the now-defunct ICE loves Coco also shared that they are expecting a little girl who they have decided to name Chanel.


The premiere of the new daily talk show also featured a couple of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

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Tamar Braxton-Herbert and her husband Vince Herbert stopped by as did Nicole “Snooki’ Pollizzi who talked about how motherhood changed her old partying ways.

❤️This cute lil 🔥🔥🔥 mama @snookinic ALWAYS a good time😘

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Who can believe this woman is 5 months preggers!?! Wow!

 

I am happy for them but a little peeved to hear Coco sort of dismiss the salient advice OB/GYNs and other medial and fertility specialists give to women who are advancing in age.

Cocoa said, “a lot of people ask what took us so long [to conceive]” and it’s because I wanted to wait, she said, mentioning that she wanted her companies to be successful and saw herself being pregnant at age 35. That was the magic number and she wanted to have a baby by then.

“People put things in your ear,” Coco said about all the warning society gives to women of child-bearing age.

“I’ve been on the pill for 17 years and they scare you, they told me I should freeze my eggs,” she added. “I called my gynecologists, she said ‘get off the pill and it would take a year for your body to regulate’… and it took a month and a half.”

ICE jumped in with his machismo humor to say, that he could “make a baby like a brick wall.”

“I’m so blessed,” she concluded. “Baby, I’m so blessed”

Congrats to them but the reality is that not so many women are fortunate. Fertility struggles are real and people put things in your ear on the odd case that you aren’t among the fortunate ones like Coco and Ice who could easily conceive.

Finally, those women not being able to conceive doesn’t mean they are less “blessed.”

Good for them both! Congrats!

Kim Kardashian may Soon Be Credited for a Future Twitter Edit Function

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First, Taylor Swift was credited with getting Apple to change its mind about revenue sharing with artists during the three-month FREE trial period on its new streaming service, and maybe soon, Kim Kardashian may be credited with giving us all the edit function on tweets.

Last week, the mom-to-be tweeted that she had asked Twitter to add the ability for users to edit tweets rather than delete them and repost them. Co-founder of the immensely popular social media siteTwitter Jack Dorsey responded to her tweet with, “Good Idea.”



 

 


Recall, it has only been since 2013 that users have been able to edit Facebook statuses.

Also, certainly, others have made the request for that function on Twitter before but they are not the highly influential Kim Kardashian are they? Ha! And some people are butt hurt a bit about it too:

 

 


 

 

Just deal and say,”Thank you, Kim!” LOL!

Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums in Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ VIDEO

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I know I am making a late pass, but I just watched Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” video which was nominated for a 2015 MTV Video of the Year.

I immediately noticed all the cameos from some pretty kick ass pop stars, models and even some iconic figures sprinkled throughout the futuristic set Joseph Kahn-directed mini-movie.


Standing out to me also was all of the Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums and moms we’ve featured in the past: Lily Aldridge, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo and Mariska Hartigay

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Swift debuted the video at this year’s Billboard Music Awards in May, along with some of the co-stars.

Aldridge was “Frostbyte” and engaged in an epic training battle with Swift’s character, “Catastrophe“, while Alba, as “Domino”, rode along with her on bad-a*ss souped up motorcycles as “Justice“, played by Hargitay and “Luna”, as portrayed by Pompeo, seemingly were senior members of the coven who okay’d the battle with her former partner turned nemesis “Arsyn,” played by Selena Gomez.

It could sound confusing if you haven’t seen it so here ya go: Check it out: