First Up, the latest baby maker….
Destra Garcia with Daughter, Xaiya Morris, born Janury 14, 2010
First Up, the latest baby maker….
But just as Edward returns to the firehouse, the alarm rings again but this time for a real emergency! Edward volunteers and gets to rescue a cat from the tree. Later, he is cheered during big parade!
The colors in this book are vibrant and there’s so many hidden action even in the back ground. Reminds me a bit of the action-filled illustrations of Richard Scary books. In those books, you can’t help but find something new about the background in each one everytime you re-read them. Very Fun! My boy is such a busy body with a very vibrant and active imagination that he could be Edward!
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1 Copy of Firerehouse
1 copy of Funny Farm
1 Copy of How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
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Mark Teague is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. His books include Funny Farm, a 2009 Parents’ Choice Silver Award Picture Book; Daer Mrs. Larue, the 2002 Book Sense Illustrated Book of the Year; Detective Larue; Larue for Mayor; and Pigsty. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series by Jane Yolen. Mark lives in New York State with his wife and daughters
The Real Housewives of New York City star and her husband Jason Hoppy welcomed a baby girl Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“Bethenny and Jason are proud to welcome their new baby girl, Bryn Hoppy, born at 8 a.m. . . . in New York City,” the rep says. “She is a 4 lb. 12 oz., healthy baby. Bryn, mom, dad and [their dog] Cookie are all very happy.”
“My baby is 3 days late I’m STILL pregnant, trying my best to b patient:) going natural is a serious commitment so I’m staying positive! Pray 4 me”
From Black CelebKids.com:
On a recent episode of her show What Chilli Wants, TLC member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas opens up about aborting her first child with producer Dallas Austin:
“When I was in TLC, the first producer that we worked with was Dallas Austin. I was in the relationship, I got pregnant first time and I didn’t have the support. I was so scared and I did not know what to do and chose not to have it. One of the biggest mistakes.
I’m 20, my career hadn’t really started. How do I do all that? How do I be a mommy. It messed me up. It broke my spirit. I feel like I became not my strong self anymore. I feel like I gave in and broke to what someone else wanted. I would break down and just cry because I wasn’t a mommy. I cried almost every day for almost 9 years. And then I was caught up. I had to have a baby. I had to fix it and the only way I could fix it was with that person. I could only have this baby with him because the baby I didn’t have was with him. As time went on, I was able to break away from the relationship because I knew he was always being true to himself, I was not. I was compromising who I was as a person to please this person. And I think so many women do that. We shouldn’t but it happens (Source).”
Chilli now has a 12-year-old son named Tron.
Wow! How traumatic! I want to give her a hug.
WHAT IS MICROVASCULAR ANGINA?………….Angina is the chest pain that occurs when blood flow is restricted to the heart muscle. Bra
xton’s condition is attributed to blockage in the small arteries. Also known as Cardiac Syndrome X,the condition affects more women than men. With medication and regular exercise,” Toni’s prognosis is excellent,” says Braxton’s cardiologist, Dr. Jay Schapira of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Comedienne/Actress/Academy Award winner (i love that I can say that about her) Mo’nique
“I’m going to adopt. I can’t handle doing that to my body,” she says, adding, “Also, when you rescue something, it’s like rescuing a part of yourself.”
WTH? My thoughts when I read that, not to be a bandwagoner or anything, was um….aren’t you the one supposed to be helping women with their body image and encouraging moms to bounce back and believe in themselves. And news flash has she seen the number of amazing women on EARTH who have gotten their bodies back into super shape after having a baby? I guess she doesn’t follow Bellyitch and hasn’t seen my last celebrity update where I counted down the top 7 fit moms!
I know she came a long way to get her body, but Jillian needs to buy a clue. I guess she knows herself and her body, but I can’t imagine someone in her shape and line of work wouldn’t be able to do what she needs to do to get back in shape. But good news that some deserving kid out there will get a great home! 😀
edited to add: While I agree this is her personal choice on what she feels is right for her body, some private things are better left private especially when she knows she makes her money off of motivating millions of women, many of them who have had their bodies “destroyed” (according to her) by having a baby. I hope there’s not an anorexic woman out there whose marriage is already strained because her husband wants a baby but she is afraid of what it will do to her body that is validated by reading Michaels’ comment. I understand those saying they appreciate her honesty, but she can be honest about what she thinks about the economy and just keep some things private.
In sum, I think Michaels needs to go back to P.R. 101 training STAT, if you ask me. There are so many ways of avoiding a question and some things you dont NEED to divulge. It may be another sign of a celeb forgetting their market and getting carried away living in their own self-absorbed world, forgetting that their words and actions can affect their own careers. Ask John Mayer or Wizards B-Ball star Gilbert Arenas!
And for the record, this is the same woman who is vying to replace Oprah, when the big O leaves network television next year! Dream on chick!
Singer Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton had a healthy baby boy, Julian Fuego, born on April 6th 2010. Before giving birth to Julian, actress Paula Patton posed for two very revealing Ebony magazine covers. I got a chance to peruse the magazine’s inside photos, out this month, and all I can say is “WOW!” Source
I’m not going to lie, it hurt. Because when a woman is pregnant (to me) is when she is her most beautiful and as pure as she can be and there was a lot of people that said something negative about what I was doing. And at some point it did hurt my feelings and I had to let it go, because it was not going to distract me from what God had me doing. Point blank period, I love my baby.
Lauren and Lil’ Wayne’s baby(his name has yet to be released, but is rumored to be Cameron) is now six months old.
American Idol season one finalist Tamyra Gray is pregnant with her first child, reports EW. The singer and her husband Sam Watters, a former member of ’90s group Color Me Badd, are expecting their first child together in July. “I’m just trying to take care of myself and enjoy it,” Tamyra reveals. “This is way harder than Idol.” The couple wed in 2006 and do not wish to know the gender of the baby. Source: BlackCelebKids
If you own an online boutique that features children, baby and maternity fashions and furniture, send me your info and I’ll feature your site here on Bellyitch!
Showing that being pregnant didn’t mean you couldn’t be sexy too. Bethenny struts her stuff in this red Isabella Oliver Ruched One-Shoulder dress ($179) at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Show in February. Source: IsabellaOliver
Love her…though she needs to switch up and find a new pose! tee hee!
in other news…
After posting this photo of the new Weight Watchers spokesperson and a gorgeous slimmed down Jennifer Hudson, 3 out 5 Bellyitch advisory board members said she did this thru surgery and not sensible eating alone! What can I say, my friends are cynics!
I know so many shady dads with entire other families hidden in another part of the country so I am not even surprised. Shaking my head.
Beyonce and rap mogul Jay-Z have been married since 2008. source
Super cutie pie Mario Lopez, former Dancing with the Stars 1st Runner up, child star, host of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and Extra host and his girlfriend are expecting their first child in the fall.
“I’m really excited. I’m happy. I can’t wait to be a dad,” Mario tells PEOPLE.The actor, 36, and his girlfriend, actress Courtney Mazza, 28, met in 2008 when Mario starred in A Chorus Line on Broadway.
Mario said he was ready for a baby cause he “grew up in a large family. I’m fired up! I don’t know what we’re having. I’m going to wait to see [the baby’s sex] so it will be a surprise.” source
Danica McKellar, Wendy from one of my favorite 90s tv show “The Wonder Years”, and her husband of one year, Mike Verta, are expecting their first child this fall. source
I’ve always liked her for being so grounded and smart in real life. She went to an Ivy League school I recall and majored in math! Go she- geeks!
Monica Bellucci the gorgeous Italian model who was featured nude on a Vanity Fair issue years ago (see below) (as featured in a past Bellyitch post) is back on the cover pregnant with her second child. This time a little more demure and covered up.
Monica is covering the latest issue of the Italian Vanity Fair. In the interview with the magazine she talks about having another baby (she is expecting another girl in the Spring), conceiving naturally, and her husband.
Photo Source: Celebrity Baby Scoop via Gone Hollywood
Claudia Schiffer was spotted with her husband, Michael Vaughn, at the premiere of Kick-Ass in London, England the other night.
The couple is expecting her third child in May.
She is still beautiful after all these years, but she could definitely step up her maternity wear game!
I really am not feeling her shoulder bags. They are tres 1980s no?! And not even in an updated revamped way either. eek!
“Precious” actress and Bellyitch mom-to-be Paula Patton, 34, is due this May, and her husband, R&B crooner Robin Thicke, 33, work the red carpet. I love that dress!
Mariah Carey, 39, seen here with her rapper, comedian, actor husband Nick Cannon, 28, told reporters during the Oscars red carpet that something “special” was about to happen, sparking rumors she may be pregnant, according to the UK Mail
Bellyitch mom singer-actress Christina Milian,28, gave birth to her first child, a girl, at 11.30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, her rep confirmed to UsMagazine.com. The father is Grammy-winning music producer The-Dream, 31, who married Milian in Las Vegas last September. (He has three children from a previous marriage to singer Nivea)
Milian has named her new addition Violet Madison Nash. Violet was delivered via c-section and weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz.
Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane have welcomed their first child, a baby girl, a rep for the couple has announced.
The baby was born Wednesday, March 3, in Los Angeles. “Mother, father and daughter are doing great,” shared their rep. The baby’s name was not released.
Rebecca, 38, and Eric, 37 — who wed in Las Vegas in 2004 — never formally announced the pregnancy, but Rebecca stepped out last September with a baby bump.
Bellyitch mom Keyshia Cole, 27, and her boyfriend
Cleveland Cavaliers player Daniel Gibson 24, welcomed their son Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr. on Tuesday, March 2 at 11:54 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz.
The singer’s rep told UsMagazine.com, “The proud couple would like to thank everyone for giving them privacy during this special time. Keyshia would also like to give a special thank you to her fans that have been with her since the beginning sharing in her growth as a woman and an artist.”
“Both mother and baby are doing great,” the publicist adds. Cole and Gibson became engaged on New Year’s Eve.
Bellyitch mom Jenna Elfman, 38, and husband Bodhi Elfman 40, welcomed son Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman early Tuesday morning (March 2nd) in Los Angeles.
Jenna announced the happy news via Twitter Friday, writing, “He’s an impressive sleeper (thank god!)& I’m his biggest fan. Thank you all so much for your kind words and congrats. We really appreciate it.”
This little boy joins big brother, 2 1/2-year-old Story Elias.