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Get Winter Boots chic like Gwen!

Mom-to-be Gwen Stefani lives in boots and has been all pregnancy long, so far. This winter, if you are pregnant and reside in a location with cooler temps, you too can stay stylish and comfortable.

Check out these arrangements of boots we hand selected to give you some style inspiration powered by shopstyle! Now go out and stay warm yet chic!

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RHOA’s Kenya Moore plans in vitro baby via sperm donor “Fashion Queen’s” Miss Lawrence?

This year, expect to see a new baby from one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta  cast members. No not soon to be newlywed Kandi Burruss.  The show resident Gone with the Wind Fabulous diva, Kenya Moore.


The former Miss USA told Life and Style magazine recently that she is preparing to undergo in vitro fertilization.
“I plan on having a baby next year,” the exercise DVD producer said last December. “Within the next six months, I hope to be pregnant.”
The gorgeous cast member, who is the nemesis to past Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom Phaedra Parks, added that she may ask her hairstylist friend Miss Lawrence (who stars in BravoTV’s Fashion Queens)  or a mystery man she is seeing to donate the sperm.
She could always do the anonymous donor route as Monica Cruz did last year. 

Last year,the  model and dancer, who is also the sister to actress Penelope Cruz, got pregnant via in vitro fertilization and an anon donor as well.

” To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination… I want to tell also so I can have the opportunity to show my thanks to all those anonymous men that give many women like me, the dream of their lives,” she explained to Spanish magazine Pais in January of her decision to come clean about her pregnancy in the press.

 The gorgeous 36-year old welcomed a daughter on May 14, a few months before sister Penelope welcomed her daughter on July 22 with her husband Javier Bardem.





Good Luck, Kenya! Either way, it will be a beautiful baby!

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11 Tips for Working while Pregnant

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be a confusing one, especially as you try to strike a balance between your job and all of the physical, mental and emotional changes you’re going through. Achieving that balance can be difficult, but with these tips you can navigate your way through pregnancy and work with relative ease.
1. Keep safe snacks at your desk
Arguably one of the most difficult parts of pregnancy is the first trimester. Many women aren’t yet ready to spill the news about their pregnancy to their employers or coworkers, but morning sickness (that often is more aptly “all day sickness”) can tip off coworkers long before you actually break the news. To keep morning sickness at bay, keep bland snacks at your desk that you can snack on throughout the day. You can usually quell nausea with crackers and pretzels, and many women find that continual snacking helps relieve nausea.
2. Tell your employer
Before you break the news to your coworkers make sure to tell your employer, especially if you work in a small company. The last thing you want is for your employer to find out that you’re pregnant through the work gossip grapevine instead of directly from you. Your employer is also likely to be a little more understanding about frequent trips to the bathroom and a slight decrease in productivity if you’re up front and honest about your pregnancy and how your body is responding to it.
3. Be flexible
In today’s fast-paced society, many women feel the need to keep up the same frenetic pace that they maintained pre-pregnancy. Sometimes, however, you need to just slow down a little bit. Don’t be afraid to take a personal day if you’re really struggling one morning and you’re going to spend more time running back and forth to the bathroom than actually working. Try to juggle around your meetings if you know there’s a certain time of the day that’s particularly rough for you. Be flexible as your body adapts to pregnancy.


4. Learn when you need to say no
As much as you may want to, you’re not going to be able to do everything. You’re going to find you have less and less time outside of work to take on extra tasks as you prepare for the arrival of your baby. Learn when you need to say no instead of trying to take on extra projects even though you truly don’t have the time to fully dedicate yourself to them. This is not the time to be continually stressed over projects that you didn’t actually need to agree to do.
5. Listen to your body
Your body is going through a myriad of changes throughout your entire pregnancy. Listen to your body during this time! If you find yourself getting sleepy during the work day, take a short break and walk around. If you’re getting dizzy because you haven’t eaten enough, get a small snack. Hydrate throughout the day. Take mini mental breaks. Cut yourself some slack from time to time.
6. Find ways to stay comfortable throughout the day
As your body changes you’re going to find that you’re less and less comfortable throughout the day, especially if your job requires you to sit or stand a lot. Find ways to make yourself more comfortable. Ditch the four-inch heels in favor of flats, buy maternity clothes that fit instead of trying to squeeze into your pre-pregnancy pants, invest in a seat cushion – anything that can help increase your comfort levels while helping you continue to maintain your work professionalism will be well worth the investment.
7. Plan your doctor’s appointments wisely
Doctor’s appointments are an inevitable part of pregnancy. From regular appointments with your OB to different blood tests, you’re going to find yourself in quite a few waiting rooms during the next nine months. Try to plan your appointments so that they fit into your work day, not detract from them. If possible, locate a doctor close to your workplace. Schedule appointments for early in the morning, after you leave work for the day or over your lunch break, and avoid scheduling them on days that you know are stacked with meetings or conference calls.
8. Review your company’s maternity leave policy and plan accordingly
Every company is different when it comes to maternity leave. Depending on your company’s policy, you could be looking at fully paid leave, unpaid leave, or something in between. You could have six weeks, or you could have 12. Since there is no hard rule regarding maternity leave, it’s important to find out well in advance what your company’s policy is so that you are able to plan accordingly.
9. Figure out what your work plan is post-pregnancy
Are you planning on going back to work full-time after you have your baby, or are you going to stay at home? Will your employer let you work part-time, or even remotely? There is no right or wrong answer for how you handle employment post-pregnancy, only what’s right for you and your family. Once you do figure out what your post-pregnancy employment plans are, discuss them with your employer. Be up front about what you want to do, that way they have time to find a suitable replacement if you aren’t’t planning on coming back, or you can iron out the logistics of working from home, working part-time or easing back into full-time work.
10. Come up with a game plan for when you go on maternity leave
Before you leave the office to go on maternity leave you need to make sure that you have everything in order so that whoever is filling in for you knows exactly what to do. Tie up as many loose ends as possible, delegate work as needed and create detailed lists so that anyone is able to easily pick up where you’ve left off. This will not only make it easier for anyone filling in for you, it will also make it easier once you re-enter the workplace.
11. Start thinking about childcare
For many expecting moms, the thought of securing childcare is very stressful. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. Start doing your research early, including evaluating your options and your budget, and you’ll be well on your way to making the right childcare choice for your family. If you’re considering a nanny, give yourself at least four weeks to conduct your nanny search.

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Tia and Tamera Mowry say goodbye to their reality TV show

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After three years of starring in a popular and well-ranked docu-series, Tia Mowry Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley have decided to leave the reality TV world to focus on their lives behind the cameras.

Many were wondering what would become of the popular Style channel shows like Tia and Tamera which the sisters starred in, and Jerseylicious after the channel’s parent company NBC Universal  decided to fold it in. Its execs decided that the content on Style overlapped with its other properties: E!, BravoTV and Oxygen networks. It nixed Style and replaced it with a male-focused channel Esquire TV mid season. All of the back episodes of Style channel shows have been playing in replay on E!

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Tamera shared the news in a series of Tweets on New Year’s Eve:

Bumpwatch: Gwen Stefani has become the most photographed pregnant US celebrity (PHOTOS)

Now that other high profile celebrity mamas like Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have had their highly prized and coveted first born kids, back home in the US, it seems all pap lenses have turned to No Doubt front woman Gwen Stefani.


The 40 -something clothing and shoe designing mom-to-be has been photo-stalked everyday since she announced that she and her husband Bush guitarist/frontman Gavin Rossdale are expecting their third child together. The couple is parents to 7-year old Kingston and 5-year old Zuma already. 
So, the fabulously fly and awesomely chic business woman was spotted shopping in Studio City on December 12, Christmas shopping on December 17, getting Acupuncture treatment on December 18 and Out and about on December 20. (see above)
And taking her kid to a playdate on December 21, taking her kids out for ice cream on December 22, and again out and about with them on December 26 and again on December 27, with barely a break for Christmas, though she was photographed at Christmas eve mass the day before. 
Stefani and fam are currently enjoying a ski vacay in the mountains of Mammoth, California and of course, with ample photogs in tow to capture all the glory. 
Fun! 

images: Zimbio, starcast, Facebook

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30 New Year’s Eve Greetings & PHOTOS from Celeb Bellyitch Moms

Up Close and Stylish on IG

 

It’s been a wonderful year for many of our past, current and recent Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms and moms-to-be. Several of them have been enjoying the holidays celebrating with their first babies and their families. And of course, they’re amped to share the love and the moment with their fans and followers in social media.
We assembled 30 tweets, WhoSay, Instagram and Facebook shares including photos and well wishes and greetings that some of our favorite celeb moms shared in social media for the New Year!
Enjoy!

 Adrienne Bosh rung it in with her hubby Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh and their friends, including recently engaged Gabrielle Union and Heat player Dwayne Wade.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez was showing off on her Facebook page  the fact that she’s still one of the hottest chicks in the game. You know, randomly chilling on the IRT.

Bey and Jay were doing the wifey/hubby thing via her IG page

Eva Marcille shared this awesome inspirational 2014 poster on her Instagram Page

Fergie was looking like she didn’t just drop a baby months prior in this black sequinned catsuit she rocked out in during NYE
Tamara Mowry-Housley rung in the new year with her hubby and their friends.

Tamar Braxton-Herbert lamented on her shows, baby, multiple Grammy nominations and amazing year via IG

Rasheeda looked fab heading out for the night

Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman sent greetings via IG

 

Monica shared some inspirational messages about what she wishes for her fans and followers.

Kim Kardashian was marveling her amazing year which included a new baby and a fat 15 carat engagement ring

Jaime King got all controversial with it, sharing a firm kiss with our Bellyitch Bumpwatch mom from the past, her bestie Selma Blair with Blair’s son sandwiched in between.

Holly Madison went throwback and shared tons of pics from her FairyTale wedding to fiance Pasquale Rotella and this photo of her looking like a Ballerina.

Laila Ali run in the New Year as a bridesmaid in her sister’s wedding, pictured here with her children.
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Rasheeda rang in her New Year with another 2013 Bumpwatch mom, Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.





             Aubumn Reeser shared photos of her New Year’s baby, her second child. Too sweet.                            
Courtney Lopez had fun playing a joke about having too much fun in NYE.
Rochelle Humes from The Saturdays shared a Flipagram of her celebration with her hubby Marvin Humes and friends. 

The last baby born in 2013 & first in 2014 are Twins! -Just like in 2011/12

Even though it is rare, it’s happened again: the last baby born in 2013 and the first in 2014 are twins!

Yaleni was born on 11:58 in 2013 and her brother Brandon was born 12:01 am on January 1, 2014, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, WJLA reports.

Amazing! And given that they will be dressing alike and associated with each other forever, at least they get to celebrate their birthdays on two different days and not have to share that!

And it happened before!

The last baby born in 2011 and the first born in 2012 were also twins!

 

Jenna and Leah Bear were the first and last born babies of 2012 and 2011.

Jenna Bear was born at 11:59 on New Year’s Eve and her sister Leah at midnight, via c-section.

“It is a great way to end the previous year and to start the New Year,” their mom Jocelyn Bear said back then. “I can’t imagine a better way.” Dad, Blake, said it was an unexpected surprise!

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Happy New Year: Bellyitch Blog 2013 Year in Review

We had quite the productive year here at Bellyitch in 2013.
Celebrity Pregnancy

Trends


This year marked some of the most anticipated pregnancies of

a long while, in particular, that of Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, the

former Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William.
Up until confirmation

of the pregnancy  in December 2012, she

was among the list of celebrities who were constantly

falsely reported
in the media as being pregnant. (Jennifer Aniston still

holds the distinction of being the most pregnant in the media).
Shortly following that announcement, in

February,  Fergie
, another celebrity often

accused of being pregnant
when ever she eats too much sushi and wears a tight

shirt to the paparazzi-infested Grove, announced her pregnancy. Thank goodness. Enough false reports.
But no other celebrity caused as much furor than Kim

Kardashian
, the American reality-TV star, actress and business woman who many

love to hate. She still boasts the most fans (including hater fans) and is widely adored along with the rest of her Kardashian

family clan.
This year was also the year of the America’s Next Top Model

pregnancies. Cycle 3 finalist YaYa

DeCosta Alafia
, and winner Eva

(Pigford) Marcille
; Cycle 4’s

Cassandra Jean
and Cycle 5 contestant and All Star winner Lisa

D’Amato
were all pregnant with their first child each.
Record Reviews and

Giveaways


This year, we continued to do reviews and previews of

various apps, products and movies, including some up and coming and

enterprising companies. We love showcasing and highlighting mom and dad

inventors and started companies as we all know parents are THE best for solving

problems parents face.  The

iiamo- Go
self-heating bottles
, the muzio

 life-sharing App
and the

uh-Oh
I’m lost bracelets
 and smaller

companies like

iSeeMe
were among our favorites.
We also showcased some new products and productions from major established

brands and companies like Graco,  Kodak,

Relativity

Media
 movie
producers of Safe Haven, Mega

Bloks
,  Lansinoh

Labs
,  20th Century Fox creators

and distributors of Walking

With Dinosaurs
 and others.
Finally, tonight, we release our biennial report of the top

100 maternity and baby products, The Bellyitch 100.
We’re excited for the New Year to bring you more new and

exciting features, stories, reviews and celebrity updates and news!
Here’s to the Future
In 2014, we also hope to launch our innovative Bellyitch

App
, which we hope to be a useful tool for soon-to-be parents, especially first

time ones!
Also, look for the  coffee table book version of our Bellyitch 100

eBook.




We promise to use the new year to begin bringing our readers

more exclusive interviews with celebrities and other pregnancy, maternity and

children health industry experts.
Thanks for being loyal readers of the blog. We wish  you great health, prosperity and plenty

beautiful babies in the new year!

CHEERS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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