ACM: Red Carpet Fashion, Music and Baby Bumps

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As usual, we scoped the Red Carpet arrivals at another award show looking for our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums.

This time, we spotted quite a few at last night’s American Country Music Awards which was held at the Toshiba Plaza and TMobile Arena in Las Vegas.


Carrie Underwood stunned in a sheer nude  colored and silver embellished trim LaBourjoisie dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Harry Kotlar earrings, and rings from Djula and Hearts on Fire.

Hillary Scott took a colorful route in a pink and midnight Proenza Schouler dress accented with David Webb jewelry and Kurt Geiger shoes. It’s a welcome departure for the star who wears a lot of black. e5ea8d1c-9c6f-457f-b25b-fada8ba78991

Underwood took the stage to perform her hit pop country song with Keith Urban “The Fighter”  and a medley of other songs wearing a fringe mini dress Badgley Mischka dress, The Archives & Showroom earrings, and rings by Stefere Jewelry and Joelle. 

She also wore a Dora Abodi jacket and skirt, Fahrenheit shoes, and House of Emmanuele jewelry during the performance

She was nominated for Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Jessie James Decker showed out in a nude shimmery Casino Royals dress by Abyss by Abby.

Scott also joined her Lady Antebellum band mates on stage to sing their song “You Look Good“. The group was nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.

There were also a couple of baby bumps on the carpet.

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Singer Thomas Rhett placed his hand on the belly of his expectant wife  Lauren Gregory Atkins before later accepting his award for Song of the Year award for “Die a Happy Man” on stage. He also performed his duet with Maren Morris, “Craving You” during the night.

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Clay Walker also announced that he and wife Jessica Craig are expecting my cupping her belly.

Congrats  you the expectant couples.

My fave dress wasn’t worn by a Bumpwatch alum but Lauren Alaina who looked stunning in this cornflower blue Leanne Marshall from her spring 2017 collection.

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian and 13 Other Celebrity Couples’ Super Expensive Push presents

Kanye West reported gave his girlfriend Kim Kardashian  a $700,000 Push present, which is a recent trend where the spouse or partner of a pregnant women gives her an extravagant gift as a thank  you for carrying their child for 40 weeks and enduring labor and delivery.

The trend has caught on and West’s gift to Kardashian is on par with what other celebs have given their spouses post-birth:

  • Sarah Jessica Parker reportedly got a $6,000 charm bracelet from Mathew Broderick as a push gift.
  • Nick Cannon reportedly gave Mariah Carey on the birth of twins Moroccan and Monroe a $12,000 ornate pendant just like that as a Push gift, reportedly. 
  • Rumor has it Marc Anthony gave J. Lo a $300,000 canary diamond ring and a $2.5 million set of earrings, custom-made with diamonds imported from South Africa and engraved with the initials of the couple’s twins, Max and Emme after their birth.
  • Reality TV star  Rodger Berman  gave his celebrity stylist turned designer wife Rachel Zoe a $10Million dollar Neil Lane diamond Push gift, reportedly.
  • Beyonce was seen wearing an 8-10 karat blue diamond ring after giving birth to daughter Blue, which sources said was a Push gift.
  • Not everyone can afford the $73,000 Cartier Trinity ring that Keith Urban gave Nicole Kidman upon the birth of their first baby or the $220,000 custom-designed diamond cross he gave her upon the birth of their surrogate baby Faith.
  • NFL player Eric Johnson  gave his fiance Jessica Simpson an assortment of Push gifts including platinum bracelets with a matching amethyst necklace and a band engraved with the baby’s birth date, reportedly.
  • Cash Warren reportedly gave Jessica Alba  a $54,000 Franck Muller gold and diamond watch after she gave birth to the couple’s second daughter in 2011.
  • Scott Disick  surprised his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian a pair of diamond studs she told US Weekly she had wanted all along. 
  • Tom Cruise  gave his then wife Katie Holmes an 18 karat Cartier  Love bracelet after they welcomed daughter Suri.
  • Ben Affleck gifted Jennifer Garner a diamond ring after the birth of their first daughter Violet.
  • Dean McDermott  gave his wife Tori Spelling  a posh Balenciaga  bag after she delivered their first child in 2007.
  • NFL star Jay Cutler gave his fiance reality TV star and host Kristin Cavallari a grey Hermes Birkin bag after she gave birth to their son Camden in 2012.

For the average Joe, a nice bracelet, an awesome pair of earrings in mom’s or baby’s birthstone or a cute charm necklace in a modest, but slightly pricey, price range may do. You don’t have to go overboard though many do.

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Celebrity ‘Push’ Present v. The Average Joe’s labor & delivery gift to his partner

Men thinking of getting their wives a “Push Gift” for Christmas this year cannot go wrong with jewelry since it is the traditional thing to get.  But if you are looking for gifts to her to compensate her for all the challenges that can come with pregnancy and the labor and the delivery, there’s not enough jewelry in the world that can compensate.

Since a Push present is not as simple as a birthday gift where a spa gift certificate, a nice watch or flowers direct delivered to her door may do, moms-to-be expect a little bit originality in push gifts.

A bracelet with the name of the baby, mom-to-be, your name or family name may be a nice touch.  Sarah Jessica Parker reportedly got a $6,000 charm bracelet from Mathew Broderick as a push gift.


Similarly, a necklace with a pendant of a pregnant mom or a mom with members of the family on it could work. Nick Cannon reportedly gave Mariah Carey on the birth of twins Moroccan and Monroe a $12,000 ornate pendant just like that as a Push gift, reportedly.

If you have loads of cash and want to get fancy with it, diamond studs with the initials of the baby lasered within them would be an amazing, albeit flamboyant and insanely expensive, push gift. 

Rumor has it Marc Anthony gave J. Lo a $300,000 canary diamond ring and a $2.5 million set of earrings, custom-made with diamonds imported from South Africa and engraved with the initials of the couple’s twins, Max and Emme after their birth.

Not everyone can afford the $73,000 Cartier Trinity ring that Keith Urban gave Nicole Kidman upon the birth of their first baby or the $220,000 custom-designed diamond cross he gave her upon the birth of their surrogate baby Faith.

For the average Joe, a nice bracelet, an awesome pair of earrings in mom’s or baby’s birthstone or a cute charm necklace in a modest, but slightly pricey, price range may do. You don’t have to go overboard though many do.

It is after all, another invention of the jewelry industry to bilk new dads out of some cash and one that has gotten great returns as these days more and more first time moms are expecting “push” presents from their spouses.

I can tell you that some women who’ve had C-sections dislike the name becuase they did not “push” anything out.  Similarly, some feminists are outraged by the concept of the “push” present because to them, the whole traditions sets women back to the days where they are courted and presented with gifts by men, and limits the value of women to her role as child bearer.

Good thing I’m not a feminist because I see nothing wrong with one partner giving the next a symbolic gift and warm gesture of love and appreciation for the challenging and laborious process of carrying a child for 40 weeks. Live and let live!

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