Inside DeSean Jackson & girlfriend Kayla Phillips’ Baby Shower

dean skinsI’m a Washingtonian so I follow our local team. I just realized one of our Redskins players Desean Jackson and his girlfriend Kayla Phillips are expecting a child together later this year. …and you guys know how I love to scope/stalk celebrities’ baby showers, right? So it was a treat to spot some photos of the baby shower recently. Jackson, Phillips, their friends and some of the vendors posted some pics of the event on their personal Instagram pages.

The duo had a co-ed baby shower on a stadium rooftop with a sports locker room theme in Santa Monica, California. You could even see the bleachers below in the pics. It was perfect to align with the theme which included a cake decorated like a baseball, basketball and a football. Great given they are expecting a baby boy.

desean15The dessert table featured sports-themed cupcakes, a cake and cake pops. It looked quite decadent yet craft and creative at the same time.  California-based Platinum Candy Buffets did an excellent job on the display.


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The couple both wore white. This will be the first child for Jackson but Phillips’ second.

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Fans of Jackson’s and the curious can catch more behind-the-scenes aspect of their life by catching a new reality television show on BET called, “DeSean Jackson: Home Team” on Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET/7:30 C.

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h/t BlackCelebKids

Bellyitch alum Rochelle Humes co-hosts AOL’s first British Web Video Series

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British TV personality and girl band member Rochelle Humes, a Bellyitch alum, launched a 13-episode web series “Being Mum” with co-host TV presenter Tess Daly yesterday, July 13, as part  AOL’s first British web video series.

The Verizon-communications owned American digital media company, well-known for being an Internet and email pioneer, inked a deal with Nestle to exclusively sponsor the online only show.


The program tackles what it’s like to be a mother and features interviews with top British celebrities and personalities. Being Mum will discuss everything form being a working mom, pregnancy, the highs and lows of pregnancy and motherhood, and raising children.

During a special pre-launch episode last week, UK singer Alesha Dixon talked about hiding her pregnancy  for 6 months while taping the show Britain’s Got Talent and having to ignore the baby frantically kicking every time a bell would ring during production.

Another Bellyitch Alum, ex Spice Girl girl band member Emma Bunton was featured in that July 9 special last week.

Each Monday, for the next six months, a new episode will be made available on a dedicated website, via mobile devices, on the AOL On app and set top boxes.  Jade Jagger and Paralympian and London 7/7 bombing survivor Martine Wright are among other future guests.

Nestle will run baby milk, and SMA Nutrition ads around the content and will include an unskippable 30-second pre-roll ad before each episode.

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TV presenter Tess Daly interviews singer Alyesha Dixon

 

“Mums are now more than ever turning to digital and social platforms to find useful, helpful content, supporting them as a mum,” Anne-Luce Guedj, consumer marketing manager at Nestlé Nutrition, said in a press release.”SMA Nutrition’s partnership with Being Mum allows us to integrate our messaging with relevant, original, quality content and deliver an audience at scale across a number of publishing platforms and devices.”

New research from UK YouTube mom community Channel Mum and UK media market research group Kantar Media indicates that young Briitsh moms are open to consuming video content, and millineal moms, especially, “often seek both entertainment and practical help from video content, suggesting there’s a market for brands who can help ‘reassure’ them,” Guedj said.

It will also show on all of the AOL On network sites including The Huffington Post UK, Telegraph Media Group, Trinity Mirror, Local World and TalkTalk. The exclusive sponsorship is for the entire six months.

AOL is also planning another UK series titled “30 Something” with Richard Bacon, which is currently in production.

The future is digital video content and it’s great to  see AOL jump on the opportunity to support content providers that bring messages to the evergreen market of pregnant, new and veteran moms.

*hint hint to anyone who wants to sponsor us for 6 months** lol.

 

Ayesha and Steph Curry welcome 2nd daughter, Ryan Carson

  
Congrats to our Ayesha Curry on the birth of her second child,  a daughter, with husband Steph Curry of the NBA championship team the  Golden State Warriors on Friday, July 10.

The Blogger and Vlogger announced the news on her Twitter account: 

“Our second little girl has arrived!” the second-time mom tweeted along with a link to her Little Light of Mine blog where she gave a quick rundown of her birth story that involved a 3-hour labor! 


Wow! How fortunate for her!
The newest arrival is named Ryan Carson and she joins big sister 2-year old Riley who Ayesha explained in her blog post is “enamored with” the new baby. 

Poppa Steph  tweeted a simple announcement, “My wife is a champ.”

Sweet!

Congrats to our newest Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alum.  

Trend Alert: 80s Acid & Stone Washed Jeans are BACK!

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I was in the mall the other day and realized that acid and stone washed denim was back in style. Whoa! How did I miss this during the last season’s international Fashion Weeks ready-to-wear runway shows?

When I last saw that trend, it was the 80s and I was pretty sure back then that it would never make a come back. Never say never because the style has always been spotted on some of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums in recent weeks such as Hayden Panetierre, Busy Phillips, Kim Kardashian and Christina Milian.


And some of the trendier maternity lines are up on it. They have acid and stone washed offerings for the preginista who wants to stay hip and current during pregnancy.

 

And for new and veteran moms, many non-maternity brands are selling the trend too.

 

Would you revisit the 80s and go there?

 

Jaime King covers ‘American Baby’, Talks Pregnant Women Body Shaming

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Hart of Dixie actress Jaime King covers the August issue of American Baby magazine.

In it, she discusses body shaming of pregnant women:

“Pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood, beauty and sensuality, so make it a celebration of creating life. You don’t have to hide anything or try to suck in your belly. Why not put on things that are tighter, flashier, or more fun? Wearing formfitting clothes totally counteracts that voice inside of us that says, ‘Ugh, I just want to lie down all day and sleep,” the former teen and adult model explains. “I feel it’s really important to feel good about yourself, and fashion is part of that.”


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She says people (probably in social media) have told her she needs to go eat a sandwich because she is perceived as being too thin.

“All that matters is that you’re taking care of the nutrition for yourself and your child,” she responds back relating to the critics. “Don’t let other people get you down, and don’t put other women down, either.”

King, who has selected Taylor Swift to be the Godmother of her soon-to-be born daughter, says she enjoys “every part” of being a mom and being pregnant especially given the fact it took her 7 yeas to get pregnant having suffered with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.

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King welcomed her first child, son, Jaime Knight on October 6, 2013. This will be her second child with husband movie director and producer Kyle Newman.

 

h/t E! Online

 

‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey welcomes Second child 

  
Congrats to Game of Thrones star Lena Headey on the birth of her second child. 

The 41-year old HBO star announced the news on her Twitter account today, Friday, July 10.

“Hello peeps . All good,” Headey tweeted. “Just fallen in unconditional heartbreaking divine love for the second time,” 


The Brit actress is already mom to 5-year-old son Wylie with ex-husband Peter Loughran. 

The second-time mom announced she was pregnant this past February, but has yet to reveal the father’s identity.

H/t  US Weekly 

Ashlee Simpson gets fab PUSH Present; 8  Ideas for New Moms Who Have Everything

At a recent event celebrating his new album, singer-songwriter and Hunger Games star Evan Ross surprise gifted his wife Ashlee Simpson a plush PUSH present as she prepares to give birth to their first child together.

A source to PEOPLE magazine who attended the celebration held Tuesday at the Kia Beach House in Malibu, California said Ross brought out the vintage limited edition 2102 Chanel Green Graffiti Body Bag to the deck and presented it to his wife who was elated to receive it.


Nice! It’s quirky, eclectic, unique and perfect for the Bohemian flower child that Simpson-Ross is!

It can be tough for guys like Evan to shop for the posh mom (an expectant or new) who has everything. So for those dads-to-be out there one wondering what to give that woman who has everything, here are some ultimate gift suggestions:

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1. Any mom would be happy to receive a Tiffany blue box, especially if in it there is a Tiffany & Co. Bezzet Yellow Diamond Ring in platinum with a yellow diamond in an 18k gold bezel setting. Cushioned in modified fancy intense yellow diamond, carat total weight 1.57 Get it at Tiffany’s for a mere $27,100.
2. If she is a bag freak and doesn’t already have one, you can get her the Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag which costs $120,000.  Named after after British singer/actress Jane Birkin. The clasp of this tote, which is actually made out of a crocodile, features 10 carats of white diamonds. Less expensive bags are available starting at $5,000. Good luck finding one. Last I heard, there is a wait list. But Jet Set Socialite site that had the list has since gone off line.
3. If  that affluent new mom in your life loves sweet spells, you can get her one of the world’s most expensive bottle of perfume, Clive Christian No. 1 which sells for $2,150 for 2 ounces. The perfume is an extravagant combination of Indian jasmine, mandarin and sandalwood. Its bottle is handmade from lead crystal, while the neck is 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver, set with a solitaire. Wow!
4. If that spoiled rich new mom has a sweet tooth, she may appreciate getting a dark chocolate truffle from Knipschildt for $250. It sells for $2600 a pound. With candy that rich, you have to cherish every calorie.

5. My favorite  gift is anything spa related. If your mom has time on her schedule, book her a spa trip to the Hotel Victor in South Beach (which was bought out by the Hyatt) It offers guests of its penthouse suite the opportunity to lounge in a tub filled with 1,000 liters of pure Evian water, fuchsia, and orange Gerber daisies. Serena Williams was the first to try out the $5,000 bath, which is given in a 350-gallon infinity tub. You can also snack on smoked salmon lollipops, foie gras and chocolate as you bathe.

6. A monogrammed robe. For the first weeks after the baby is born, a new mom will be restless, sleepless, and anxious trying to navigate her new role, nurse, recover and heal from the pains of labor and delivery and entertaining guests. It can be overwhelming. Nothing can make a new mom feel comfortable and comforted than being enveloped in a nice plush robe, especially during cold and crisp Fall or Winter nights. Having it monogrammed adds the nice extra special touch. For those in warmer climates, a pretty frilly robe in pastels, paisley or other feminine design can help a new mom feel sensual during a time when she may be dealing with bloating and other pregnancy side effects. Brookstone sells a nice one starting at  $59.95.
  
7. Plush Slippers Many new moms experience water retention in their feet and legs during and immediately after giving birth. C-Section moms have it even worse because surgery creates even more water build up. As such, many moms quickly become to realize that they may not be able to fit into their old shoes and won’t for a while. A great warm and comfy pair of slippers would be an ideal for any new mom, for lounging around the home or just for slipping into after a day out and about on feet that are still recovering from childbirth.  makes a comfy shearling slipper that retails for $75.

8. Anything from Tiffany’s – The sight of that little blue box can put a glimmer in any woman’s eye. For a new mom whose fingers may be swollen from retaining water, she may be upset and frustrated that she can no longer fit her wedding or engagement ring. Rather than put it away, wouldn’t it be a wonderful surprise to present her with a lovely chain to hang the rings on and wear around her neck so she can keep the symbol of your love and fidelity by her heart? Yes. Yes indeed. And as a self-proclaimed connoisseur of all things Tiffany’s related, believe me, that you are sure to find a necklace in a variety of budgets at Tiffany’s.

An Elsa Peretti Pendant Chain  sells for $185.00 and can fit a ring easily along with the alphabet pendant bearing either the mom’s or new baby’s initial.

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Photo & Video Replay of Princess Charlotte’s Historic Christening

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Two months after her May 2nd birthday, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana made her first public appearance this past Sunday, July 5.  She wore the same Christening gown that her brother Prince George wore to his Baptism in 2013.

And it was also the same gown their dad wore to his ceremony as a baby which was a replica of the gown Queen Victoria‘s daughter wore in 1841.


Charolette got pushed to the St. Mary Magdalene Church, a 16th-century chapel  near the Queen’s estate in Sandringham, Norfolk. It’s the same Church where her late Grandmom Princess Diana was christened in 1961.

Charlotte’s ride itself, a Millson pram, is an antique family heirloom once owned by Queen Elizabeth, and once used for the Duke of York and Earl of Wessez.

The church was minutes from her family’s home so they walked — a first for the Royal family.

At one point, Kate even had to push the pram up a muddy hill in her heels.

About 3,500 onlookers were allowed to come watch the rainy stroll to the private ceremony which lasted about 45 minutes.

And in another break form tradition, Catherine nee Kate Middleton and Prince William asked that onlookers be allowed to take photos.

Normally, photos are not allowed except during Christmas. Good for the most watched modern Royals! Charlotte’s mom was decked in a pristine fit and flare off white Alexander McQueen dress, nude Russell & Bromley pumps, accented  with a diamond ‘Empress’ necklace from jewelers Mappin and Webb, and a fancy  matching church hat from by Jane Taylor Millinery, the same place Charlotte’s aunt Pipa Middleton wore with her white Emilia Wickstead coat dress.

 
Prince George wore a Rachel Riley shorts and top Smocked set that the UK Telegraph pointed out looked similar to the outfit William wore when he want to meet his brother Harry. Nice observation!

The official photos taken by Mario Testino were recently released.

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The group photo featured Queen Elizabeth II, husband Prince Philip, Prince Charles, wife Camilla Parker Bowles and the Middleton family. Also there were Charlotte’s  five godparents including the Honorable Laura Fellowes, Adam Middleton, James Meade, Sophie Carter and Thomas van Straubenzee.

Uncle Prince Harry was away in Africa during a charity trip.

 

Nice!

 

What’s New in Celeb Baby Bump News? (Links)

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It’s time for another installment of “What’s new in Celebrity Baby Bump News”. It’s when we stalk their Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other mass and social media news outlets for stories about the celeb ladies (and gents) who are or were following at one time.

Here is what’s new:
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Second-time mom-to-be UK girl band singer Frankie Bridge of The Saturdays took a very pretty selfie of her new do. (Instagram)

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Jaime King is being bad (while pregnant) in the promo reel for designer JuJu Sorelli introducing her first Hollywood Savage Society collection (Style.com)

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Naya Rivera was showing off her third trimester bump by the pool the other day (Instagram.)

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We are very happy to learn that Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein was finally able to have a baby via surrogate, especially after seeing her fertility struggles on the show; and we would love to see her husband Lenny Hochstein‘s join the cast of other Housewives franchise plastic surgeon husbands on Botched. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

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Jeff Goldblum welcomed his first child ever at age 62 with his wife Emilie. (Facebook)

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Victoria Secret alum Karolina Kurkova confirmed she is expecting her second child. (Twitter)

 

 

Ayesha and Steph Curry are expecting another girl

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Congratulations to Ayesha Curry who is reportedly expecting another baby girl with husband Golden State Warrior NBA champ Steph Curry. Last month, a source to US Weekly leaked the news that hasn’t yet been confirmed by the couple.

The Currys drew the adoration of the general public after their 2-year old daughter Riley was seen during Steph’s post-game events being mischievously cute. She made a second appearance at another event. Since then, it’s been all about the Currys.


Ayesha is in her final month of pregnancy and expecting soon. If the baby waits a little longer, she may arrive on the July 12th birth date of her big sister.

The countdown is on….