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Milla Jovovich Celebrated 10-Year Wedding Anniversary with Family in London

 

Look who is having a good pregnancy while on a 10-year wedding anniversary trip with her hubby and kids?

Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich paused to take snaps in front of the London Bridge late last month with her screenwriter hubby Paul W.S. Anderson and their two daughters, 11-year old Ever Gabo  and  4-year old Dashiel Edan. The mom-to-be of three is prepping for the arrival of her Rainbow baby following a miscarriage from her last pregnancy.

“HAPPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO MY AMAZING HUSBAND!!! Looking at who we are today compared to the kids we were when we first met … it’s so crazy to see how far we’ve come together!” the third-time mom-to-be captioned her post. “What a joy it’s been living life with you for so many years! What a whirlwind, what a journey, what a truly incredible and epic experience it’s been!”



When the Hellboy star announced that she was expecting again, Jovovich opened up about the fear she felt over the prospect of experiencing another loss.

 

“After I found out I was pregnant 13 weeks ago, I had a mixture of feelings ranging between complete joy and utter terror,” she former model captioned a selfie of herself revealing her bump on August 7. “Because of my age and losing the last pregnancy I didn’t want to get attached to this potential baby too quickly.”

She added: That was obviously not fun and the last few months have been my family and I living on pins and needles waiting for a slew of different test results to come in and spending most of our time in doctors offices. Thank goodness we’re in the clear AND we found out that we’ve been blessed with another girl!😆😂🥰 Anyway, wish me and my baby luck! I send you all a lot of love and I’ll keep you posted on my progression! Xoxo m❤️”

 

 

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Knocked up again.🤫 After I found out I was pregnant 13 weeks ago, I had a mixture of feelings ranging between complete joy and utter terror. Because of my age and losing the last pregnancy I didn’t want to get attached to this potential baby too quickly. That was obviously not fun and the last few months have been my family and I living on pins and needles waiting for a slew of different test results to come in and spending most of our time in doctors offices. Thank goodness we’re in the clear AND we found out that we’ve been blessed with another girl!😆😂🥰 Anyway, wish me and my baby luck! I send you all a lot of love and I’ll keep you posted on my progression! Xoxo m❤️

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Looks like everything is A-OK this time around! Congrats and Good Luck!

Milla Jovovich: Mothering in developing nations inspire me

Model, Resident Evil  actress and mom to two, Milla Jovovich captured my heart when she said in a recent interview that she is inspired by mothers in the developing world and strives to mimic their simple, traditional and instinctive mothering styles. 
Much of the things families in agrarian and other “Third World” do is guided by convenience and resourcefulness. 
Jovovic explains how they motivate her: 

I’ve always been inspired by mothers in Third World countries. I feel that the connection with children and mothers is so strong in places where there are not so many “things” to get in the way. No electronic distraction devices, no high tech baby equipment, just a mother carrying her little one everywhere, sharing a family bed and having the help of all the other women around to raise the baby. 

I always thought that the Western way of raising kids was so disconnected. Everyone has their cubicle at home, babies go into nurseries, little kids have their own rooms. You are so separated from one another! We have been co-sleeping for years with our daughter and I feel that it’s helped us so much to stay connected as a family. 

Especially as my husband and I can have such tough work schedules making films, where we’re on set for at least 12 and sometimes 14 hours a day! Because we share sleep at night, our daughter naturally feels very connected to us and that in turn makes her want to please us! She trusts us and listens to what we say. There is an innate sense of respect between us all that I feel can be lacking with some of the other parents and children I see in our society. I feel that some problems that parents say are “typical” i.e. arguing, defiance, tantrums, interrupting, disrespect, disobedience, screaming etc. we just haven’t had to deal with in any serious way!

Of course I’m very hands on with following through on consequences when my daughter is misbehaving, but I think that because she feels totally accepted and included in our world, she does’t want to let us down and I know that even though we disagree on things sometimes, like rules, it has made discipline so much easier for us. ESPECIALLY when I feel like I’ve made a mistake as a parent, making up for it is so much simpler when you share all that extra cuddle time in the evening and mornings together!

Love it!

Read the rest of the interview at Romy & The Bunnies.

photos: Instagram, courtesy Milla Jovovich

h/t PEOPLE

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Bump Watch: Kelly Rowland, Milla Jovovich, Shakira, Kourtney, Zoe

Here is an update on the currently pregnant celebrities we are “bumpwatching” these days:
Vanessa Lachey was spotted out and about shopping recently. 
Milla Jovovich looked fab in white at the Italian premiere of Cymbeline in Venice Film Festival on September 3.  
Kourtney Kardashian shopped at the La Cienega Design Quarter for her home in Beverly Hills, California on September 2, 2014.
While Shakira was seen at a Basketball game with her fiance Gerard Pique at the World Basketball Championship in Barcelona, Spain.
Meanwhile, Zoe Saldana and her director sister Cisely Saldana were radiant at the Boss fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 on September 10, 2014 in New York City.
And

Kelly Rowland was looking quite cute and very preggers while reaching out to her pal the new US Open Champ Serena Williams who just matched Chris Everet and Martina Navratilova’s record of 18 Grand Slam wins. Her win Sunday was her 4th consecutive out of 6 overall US Open championship.

While previewing her collection Tuesday of her Serena Statement Collection for the HSN Network, Williams got a text message saying “Anna is here” as in Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor who every designer wants to present before.

Rowland wanted her friend to know she is also there for here.

photos: Getty, starcast, Instagram,

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Milla Jovovich’s 2nd pregnancy delays final Resident Evil movie

So this makes That makes TWO “Milas” originally from the Ukraine having a baby! Mila Kunis and now Milla Jovovich!
Great news for model-turned actress Milla Jovovich but sad for fans of Resident Evil movie franchise!
Jovovich, who plays the film’s protagonist Alice, told her Facebook fans today that she and her producer/director husband Paul W S Anderson are expecting their second child and have decided to put the movie on hold.
Here is the full message:

Happy Monday everyone! This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.  But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!! 

So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes… 

In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. 

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! 

YAY!
Thanks so much for understanding! All the best! 
Congrats. The couple, who have been married since 2009, have a 6 year old daughter, Ever Gabo Andersons
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Bump Watch RoundUp: Zooey, Ashlee, Tiffanie, Milla and More

Milla Jovovich says she is at her ideal pregnancy weight (Celebrity Baby Scoop)





Zooey Deschanel and her beau Jacob Pechenik (Page Six)



Tiffanie Amber-Thiessen  and her husband are expecting their second child (Instagram)



Kelly Rowland talks getting body back after baby (BlackCelebKids)



Ashlee Simpson emerged to reveal her baby bump, at last. (US Weekly)

VH1 Love and Hop cast member Emily Bustamante confirmed she is expecting with her rapper beau Fabolous (Bossip)

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Bellyitch Bumpwatch Update: Alicia, Milla and Vanessa

We stalk your fave pregnant celebrity so you don’t have to. This week and past few days on social media:

Milla Jovovich was being ignored during a meal while her husband and daughter played a game. BTDT, right?

Alicia Keys was promoting her sneaker line with Reebok. Love those wedges get yours HERE!

And Vanessa Lachey was looking super cute at an event for a friend in Texas.

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E! Dissects Celebrity Parenting Trends in Recent History

Having children is one of life’s great equalizers. Famous parents may be able to spend more on decorating the nursery, but at the end of the day Beyoncé just wants what’s best for her babies, and the Kardashians hope their kids are happy and healthy. And don’t all moms and dads want the same thing for their little ones?

The difference here is that when someone like Chrissy Teigen claps back at a mommy-shamer, it makes national news. And when Khloe Kardashian says she plans to eat her placenta, just like Kim Kardashian did, other moms-to-be may be intrigued enough to look into the encapsulation process for themselves.

Of course in all cases it’s important for people to do their own research and consult with their personal doctors about what’s best for them and their children. But we couldn’t help but be curious about a lot of these things we hear celebrities talking about these days, so we checked with medical and parenting experts to get the low-down on the usefulness of some of these parenting trends.

Placenta Pills Taking

Meanwhile, this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. But let’s get right down to it and start with eating placenta…

Kim did itKourtney Kardashian did it and Khloe says she’s going to do it, but human placentophagy definitely didn’t start with the Kards. Nikki ReedKatherine HeiglJanuary JonesAlicia SilverstoneHolly Madison and Padma Lakshmi all had their placentas encapsulated and turned into pills to take after giving birth, too, while Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Gaby Hoffman say they ingested theirs in smoothie form—and they all had positive things to say about their experiences.

All the way back in 2013, before delivering daughter Rainbow, Madison wrote on her blog, “I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!”

“All I’ve been doing is breastfeeding and eating chocolate chip cookies—and eating placenta, which helps,” Hoffman told E! News in 2015 about how she was taking care of herself after welcoming her daughter Rosemary.

Mayim Bialik, who in addition to playing a neuroscientist on TV is also one in real life, as well as a placenta-consuming mother herself, explained the thought process behind this practice in a 2012 blog post for Kveller, writing, “Human beings are the only mammals that have chosen to not routinely ingest their placenta, which is consumed by every other mammal for its protein and iron-rich properties that are critical in helping the mother’s body recuperate after giving birth.”

According to Dr. Daniel Benyshek, a professor of medical anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, there’s not enough research yet to back these positive claims. “There’s a great deal of anecdotal evidence,” he tells E! News. “[But] on the scientific side, there’s very little evidence at all to suggest that there are the sorts of objective measurable benefits when compared to a placebo that some of the proponents claimed.”

There has been at least one documented case of a baby who contracted a serious bacterial infection while the mother was taking placenta pills, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a warning last year about the practice.

The child was treated and discharged, but the incident did raise a red flag for some in the medical community. This past August, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a review with its take on the trend.

“If there were no harm in consuming placental tissue, we would argue that it doesn’t matter [if a mom eats placenta pills],” Dr. Alex Farr, a gynecologist and one of the authors of the review, explained to E! News. “But the problem is that with placenta consumption, there is a possible harm—mainly the harm of transmitting infectious diseases from the mother to the baby. This is why we are straightforward arguing and voting against placental consumption.”

Experts say that if moms do plan to eat their placenta, they should discuss it with their doctor and choose an encapsulation company that practices proper food safety protocols for handling, storing and preparing the material.

Or, another option is to plant the placenta beneath a tree like Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. In 2008, the actor talked about burying son Levi‘s placenta in an orchard beneath a giant tree, telling Sanjay Gupta on CNN’s House Call, “It’s going to bear some wonderful fruit!”

Placenta trees haven’t caught on the way placenta pills have, but according to Dr. Stacy Zamudio, a senior scientist and Hackensack Universal Medical Center’s Director of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, burial of the placenta is actually “the most common practice” and “goes back to medieval times.”

“The idea [is] that you bury the placenta on your property near your house, and you plant a tree in that place that will carry the attributes that you want your child to have,” she tells E! News exclusively. “Those cultural beliefs across western Europe were very very widespread right up until the enlightenment era.”

But still, even if you’re just planting a placenta, make sure to act in compliance with any federal and local regulations for the disposal of human material. 

Cord Blood Banking

Audrina PatridgeNick CarterMario Lopez, and Bill and Giuliana Rancic have all spoken out in favor of (or in official partnership with) private cord-blood banks. Cord blood is pretty much what it sounds like—blood taken from the baby’s umbilical cord—and it contains potentially life-saving stem cells that can be banked for future use.

“CBR [Cord Bank Registry] came highly recommended to us, both by Giuliana’s sister and our OB/GYN, but we also did our own homework and visited the lab right before Edward Duke was born. We even saw where his cord blood stem cells would be stored!” the Rancics explained their decision on People.com in 2012.

When stored in a private cord-blood bank, the family pays an initial fee (typically somewhere between $1,000 and $3,000) plus an annual storage fee (ranging from $100 to $175) so that they can access their child’s stem cells at any time. With the public system, a baby’s cord blood is donated (at no charge to the parents) and becomes available to anyone who is a match and needs it.

Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics released an updated policy statementhighlighting the option of cord blood banking. Dr. William T. Shearer, the lead author of the policy and a Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, tells E! News “it’s a matter of personal choice” what parents do with a child’s cord blood.

Cord blood stored in private banks has “a very restricted use,” says Dr. Shearer. “The chances that the cord blood is going to be used to save someone’s life is far greater with the public system.” “Now there is a chance,” he notes, “that new developments could happen in science and medicine in which the technique is discovered provided we could do more than the cord blood than is being done currently.”

Breastfeeding

Danica McKellar breastfed her son until he was 2 1/2, Mayim Bialik weaned her son at age 4, and Alanis Morissette said she would breastfeed “until my son is finished.” Like these moms, Kourtney Kardashian was criticized for breastfeeding son Mason Disick for too long, but on the flip side, Adele got flak for not breastfeeding son Angelo for long enough.

In this case, there’s no right or wrong amount of time—and to breastfeed at all or not is an entirely personal decision. “It’s what works for each mother,” Dr. Robin Berman, a psychiatrist and author of Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child With Love and Limits, tells E! News. “If women choose to breastfeed, that’s wonderful. If they make the choice not to breastfeed and to use formula, that’s wonderful, too.”

Attachment Parenting

Pink, Alicia Silverstone and Bialik have all spoken out in favor of attachment parenting, a child-rearing philosophy that promotes closeness through near constant touch.

Angelina JolieMilla JovovichTori Spelling and Tia Mowry have practiced some form of co-sleeping, which is a key tenet of attachment parenting, and countless celebs including Chris HemsworthandElsa PatakyJessica AlbaGwen StefaniChanning TatumJennifer GarnerRyan Reynolds and Gisele Bündchen have been spotted babywearing (the official term for strapping the baby to your chest—remember when Reynolds was criticized for not properly securing his daughter in the carrier?), which can also be considered a form of an attachment parenting.

The verdict? “If it works for you, great. It doesn’t work for everybody,” Dr. Sonya Rasmisnky, a psychiatrist specializing women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry, tells E! News about the overall concept of attachment parenting.

“When I think about attachment parenting, I think of an insistence on particular care practices: Baby-wearing, co-sleeping, that kind of thing,” she says. “But attachment is a much larger thing…Attachment is having a responsive parent who’s attuned to you and to your needs, and that that can take multiple forms… I don’t think it’s necessary to babywear and to co-sleep in order to be attached to your child.”

Mom-Shaming Resistance

More and more, many famous moms—and dads—aren’t afraid to clap back: Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Jada Pinkett Smith, Julia StilesKristin CavallariHilary Duff and Snookiamong others—have all shut down mom-shamers, and David BeckhamJohn Legend and, as mentioned, Ryan Reynolds have all had opportunities to defend themselves from the dad police.

Celebrity parents definitely aren’t the only ones dealing with this, either.

Dr. Berman says the shaming culture “has really gotten out of control,” explaining, “It’s like a bubble—somebody’s gotta pop it and deflate it and realize that they’re parenting from their ego and not from their soul. Because when you’re shaming other people and you’re judging other people, you can’t be loving them at the same time.”

Parent shaming is obviously prevalent online, but there are friendly, supportive corners of the web, too. As Dr. Rasminsky puts it, “[T]here are lot of downsides to the internet, but one of the upsides is that you can find pretty much any kind of community there.”

“I guess I would say if you’re feeling shamed, go find some other moms to hang out with who are going to be more supportive, because they exist,” she adds. “I think finding your people is one of the tasks of early parenting because it’s a whole new world—so that’s making friends who are moms who share your view of parenting and of what’s important, that’s possible to do and i think it’s important to do and it’s sustaining, and they’re out there.”

Ultimately, we all need to remember “there is no exact science to parenting,” says Dr. Berman. “I am a mother of three, I am a psychiatrist, I am a parenting book author—there is no one way to parent. There is not a perfect formula, and if we all look at each other with a lot more love and support and less shame, we would all raise happier kids.”

 This article originally Appeared in E! Online and is reprinted with permission

 

Spanx Founder + Celebrites +Painted Bellies = The Belly Art Project

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Spanx founder Sara Blakely released a new book last week called “The Belly Art Project” which is a book that features over 100 women with their bellies painted creatively.

Blakely launched the initiative in partnership with the nonprofit international organization “Every Mother Counts“, founded by model Christy Turlington, dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for women everywhere. It receives 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the book.

Blakely describes the initiative as part movement, and part celebration of the mother in all of us—the beautiful, creative, inventive spirit that connects everyone. Part of the project’s vision is to present the bellies as billboards for change.

Among celebrities whose painted bellies are featured in the book are Milla Jovovich, mother of two and Kate Winslet, mother of three.  Tamera Mowry-Housley is also featured and she recently shared a photo of the experience of having her belly painted.

“I’m so excited to share an incredible project I got to be a part of while pregnant with Ariah,”  the TV host of FOX TV show The Real shared on her personal blog. the television personality tells blog readers. “On the pages of this book you’ll find over 100 mommas-to-be with painted baby bumps, including an appearance by yours truly.”

Tamera’s spread features her and little Aden hanging out at a lemonade stand. Mowry’s stomach is designed after a lemon and the celebrity mom appears excited to share the sweetness of a drink such as lemonade with fans.

“Thrilled to be part of@sarablakely‘s book, The Belly Art Project!” Mowry-Housley captioned a photo of her belly getting painted when she was pregnant with daughter Ariah.  “Click the link in my bio to learn more about it and to see some bts photos from the shoot when I was pregnant with Ariah.”

Over 300,000 women die every year during labor and delivery due to lack of education, transportation to medical facilities and clinics for routine check ups, and insufficient medical supplies.  A number of women who live in developing parts of the world are miles from health carfe facilities and therefore are often subject to unsterlized equipment.

Every Mother Counts raises awareness and provides support for moms all over the developing world. Buying the book can save a mom or baby’s life. It retails for about $22.

Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley welcomed Ariah last year ad are parents to son, almost 4-year old. Aden Tanner.

Here are the First Instagram Stories Celeb Moms we Follow Shared (VIDEO)

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Just when  you think you’ve figured out Snapchat, here comes photo sharing social media site Instagram with its own version of short-lived mini videos called, Stories.

If you update your Instagram app, you will notice above your newsfeed your profile photo with a red circle around it and following your profile are circles of others on your follow list in a single row who have also uploaded stories. If you press on that button, your camera will open and you will be given the option to take a photo or press down and hold on the play button and record a 20 second video.

The first few stories I witnessed were filled with bewildered people testing it out and in awe of how similar it is to Snapchat. There aren’t cool filters like snapchat and there are other significant differences you can read about in Mashable HERE!

Bellyitch follows several brands and celebrities on Instagram and below is a video of what they shared on the first full day that Stories was available. I recorded the very first “stories” they share. Here is a list of that they shared followed with the actual video. It’s about 7 minutes long.

Ivanka Trump shared photos of Trump DC. She is the project manager for the hotel that is slated to open September.

VH1 Love & Hip Hop: New York star Emily Bustamante shared photos of her 1-year old son, Jonas, and of herself in a car driving down the street.

British singer Lily Allen shared photo of herself in bed, awaken by the sound of a vibrating construction drill.

Bethenny Frankel was in Nantucket, Massachusetts and also shared a photo of herself in bed and in the middle of a field.

Children’s wear designer Tiffany Dessa shared videos of her son.

Chrissy Teigen‘s featured her mom and herself chilling in bed watching Shah’s of Sunset after a plane trip. John was confuled.

Taraji P. Henson was on set with actor Taye Diggs, in the car with her hair blowing in the wind and in her trailer with her Terrier Willie. Her hair looks amazing.

Milla Jovovich is at the beach and she shared stories of her daughters. Lots of them. Outside and down the street.

Reese Witherspoon gave everyone a tour of her office which includes a pogo stick and her favorite things like the her boots from her movie Wile

Rasheeda shared a photo of herself at her Atlanta store.

Christina Milian documented her landing and reunion with her daughter (who lost a tooth) at the airport.

Soleil Moonfrye just shared a selfie. A really cute one.

I follow America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 star Don Benjamin on the set of his music video in Acapulco, Mexico

A lot of the above don’t sound that interesting but if you are fans of celebs, getting an intimate look inside their lives may be interesting to you.

Check out the video below:

LAX Style: Only Celebs Look This Good for A Flight

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Yes Celebrity Airport Style is a thing. Regular folks like you and I know that when we travel by air, we need to be comfortable so we may layer t-shirts, wear jeans, yoga or jogging pants, slip on shoes and a sweater or shawl. But if you know that you will be photographed by tons of paparazzi from the curb to the gate, you might as well look fabulous, right?

I mean, there are  even Tumblr blogs dedicated to Celebrity Airport Fashion.  Here are how some our Bellytich Bumpwatch alums dressed pretty chic, sophisticated and heavily over-styled for taking a flight.

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Victoria Beckham in July 2016

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Marion Cotillard July 2010

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Angelina Jolie January 2015

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Kim Kardashian in May and June 2016

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Milla Jovovich 2016

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Kourtney Kardashian June 2016

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Miranda Kerr April 2016

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Not a Bellyitch alum but…..Lady GaGa knew about Airport Style since 2011 when this photo was taken! Wowza!

photo: Getty