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Serena Williams Opens Up About Dealing With Postpartum Blues

In the same week that one of her good friends Beyonce opened up about having preeclampsia before delivering her twins Sir and Rumi, 23-times Grand Slam Tennis champ Serena Williams revealed that she was in the middle of dealing with postpartum blues when she pulled out of the  Rogers Cup tournament citing “personal reasons.”

In an emotional Instagram post, she wrote: “Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom,” adding, “it’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby…We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be. However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be.”

Williams, who recently gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia with husband Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, also offered  gave up some encouraging words to other moms out there dealing with similar issues:

“Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes.” Read the post and check out a TODAY video on the story below:

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Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be. However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes. I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week–it’s ok–I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!

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New Mom Cardi B Drops Out of Bruno Mars 24K Tour

We always pause when celebrity new moms like Amal Clooney, Ivanka Trump. former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer when they announce plans to get back to work weeks after delivering, not fully aware of how much of a challenge that could be.

Cardi B is the latest new mama to fall victim to this phenomenon.

She had previously stated that despite being set to give birth in July, she still planned to remain on Bruno Mars‘ “24K Magic” and to take her newborn with her.

As we could expect, the Bodak Yellow performer announced that she will no longer be joining  Bruno’s tour.

“As of today I’ve decided I won’t be joining Bruno on tour this Fall,” the rapper wrote in a statement posted on Instagram Thursday night. “I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.”

The Invasion of Privacy album creator only delivered her baby girl Kulture three weeks ago and explained to her fans and followers  that she’s not ready to hit the road. Per her pediatrician’s advice, neither is her daughter.

“Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she wrote.

The “I Like It” songstress has not hired a nanny and  is not interested in being apart from her baby during her most formative first months.

“I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what’s best for myself and my baby!” she finished off her post. “Thank you Bruno for being so supportive and understanding.”

Cardi shares her daughter with husband Offset, who is a member of the trio rap group, The Migos rapper, along with Quavo and Takeoff. He’ll be making the bread and perhaps missing baby’s first moments as he is sticking with plans to join Drake this summer on his North American tour, “Aubrey and the Three Amigos,” which was rescheduled to address production issues.

Peep Cardi B and Offset’s Daughter’s $4500 Crib



For a few years early in this blog’s life, I published an annual list of the most expensive strollers, cribs, baby and children’s clothes and maternity wear which I eventually compiled in a book called Bellyitch 100 (you can get it HERE!).

The most expensive crib on that list was made by Art for Kids and cost $4,400.

Cardi B‘s custom made crib for her and husband Offset‘s daughter Kulture surpasses that one. The rapper took to Instagram to show off the crib which according to Vogue’s research cost $4,500, retail.

“I didn’t want to set the crib up until we moved but Offset set it up while I was in the hospital,” she said. “It’s just so gorgeous.”

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The crib’s designers, Kapesh Designs, said on Instagram that this exact one was custom made, but the fact Vogue could find a similar product in stock on their website proves that claim may not be entirely accurate.however, they had a similar product still in stock.

This little Princess’ crib adds to the crib’s of kids from other famous celebrities like Kim Kardashian West‘s  $4,500 Vetro Lucite crib for her brood (Beyoncé and Jay Z are also allegedly fans of the minimalist baby furniture), while Serena Williams posted a picture of her daughter’s rose gold crib by Incy Interiors to her Instagram story.

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Kenya Moore Shares Ultrasound, Pregnancy Weight With Fans

 

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is sharing her pregnancy journey from ultrasound pics to weight gain with her fans and followers in social media.

On Friday, the 47-year old mom-to-be shared her latest ultrasound video and pregnancy weight in her Instagram stories.

She stepped on the scale to reveal that she’s at 183.3 lbs., adding a shocked emoji. She attached the tag “Baby Twirl” to her Ultrasound video, based off her famous line from previous seasons on the hit Bravo TV show.  Moore also learned learned that her blood pressure was a little high, too.

She did share that she and her new husband restaurateur Marc Daly do not know the gender of the baby yet because it is too soon.

“Even though my doctor says ‘Barbie’ she meant to say baby. It was too early to tell the gender,” she said, concluding her post: “Again, thank you for the love, prayers, and hope. #blessed #thankyouJehovahgod #babytwirl #nevergiveup #yougotnext #dreams #love #family #life #IVF #mytime #myjourney #motherhood.”

This isn’t the first time Moore has showed her fans a glimpse of one of her ultrasounds.

Earlier this month, she shared a video that shows the sweet moment she heard and saw her little one’s heartbeat.

“My heart is overwhelmed by all the kindness and well wishes many of you have sent our family,” Moore wrote in the comments, thanking her fans and followers. “I felt compelled to share this video of one of our early ultrasounds when I saw my baby’s heart beating for the first time.”

She shared that the moment she first heard her baby’s heartbeat, “I cried like a baby myself!” she said. “I couldn’t believe this miracle was growing inside me. And its heart was beating so fast!”

 

I’ve waited 47 years for this moment,” Moore told PEOPLE at the time. “I didn’t really want to announce it too soon because I feel it’s very early on in our pregnancy. But I have suffered so much in my life when it comes to wanting a family around me. So this is the day I’ve been waiting for my entire life. It’s a dream come true.”

Moore, who conceived through in vitro fertilization, also told PEOPLE that her life has changed since pregnancy. “I’m tired obviously. I don’t have the stamina that I had before, so I’m taking it a little easy — not working out and going on long walks with the dogs. But it’s nothing … I don’t feel that bad,” she said.

 

She recently shared a pic with Kandi on her Insta with Kandi cradling her co-star’s bump.

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Inside Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard’s Baby Shower

Over the weekend, Victoria Secret model Chanel Iman and her husband New York Giants player Sterling Shepard also celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together at an intimate backyard baby shower in Oklahoma thrown by the leggy brunette’s friends.

The shower’s color theme was pink and Iman revealed that she is expecting a girl on her Instagram sharing photos of the blessed event.

“It’s a GIRL.” The expectant mama posted a picture of she and Sterling sitting on a pink couch outside in a lush yard with pink flowers surrounding the expectant parents.

Earlier this month Chanel attended the Fragrance Foundation Awards in N.Y.C. where she spoke to reporters and admitted that “the first term actually was very difficult” and she “was sick,” adding “I’m super anxious to meet my baby,” and after she got through her rough patch of morning sickness, “my pregnancy has been amazing,”

Hubby also opened up to the New York Post about his excitement of becoming a first-time papa.  “I’m super excited about it,” he told the paper. “On game days, I see guys…they have their babies down there, and it’s a warm feeling when you see that. I’m looking forward to it…I can’t wait.”

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It’s a GIRL ???

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The goregous Iman has also been working on campaigns and posting outtakes from shoots during her pregnancy, looking fabulous as would be expected.

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Sun ☀️day @revolve @fwrd #montenegro??

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Montenegro ?? @revolve #revolvearoundtheworld

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Grow baby bump grow

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Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Is About to Be a Dad!

Now that Alex Ovechkin has won his first Stanley Cup after over a decade playing for the Washington Capitals, he will soon be able to check “dad” off on his list of accomplishments.

His wife Anastasia Shubskaya, a former model, shared the news on her Instagram page hours after her husband and his team clinched the win against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

“We did it,” she wrote in Russian alongside a photo of herself standing next to her husband, cradling her baby bump while Ovechkin, 32, proudly displays the huge cup.

“My hero,” she added after tacking on three strong-arm emojis and the hashtags, “#stanleycup,” “#letsgocaps” and “#wedidit.”

A rep for Ovechkin confirmed to PEOPLE mag that the couple are expecting a baby together. The couple met when he was 25 and she was just 14 years old, according to a Russian gossip site. They wed in 2016 in a very low key private ceremony.

That site also quoted her as saying she gave up her modeling career to stay by her husband’s side.

“I found a love at an early age and I don’t have to earn my living, – said the girl – I was studying to become a producer, but here, I just can not develop my skills… If I fly to Los Angeles – my husband will be left alone. The wife should be at her husband’s side”.

Okay now. Congrats!

Hillary Duff is Expecting Her Second Child, A Daughter

Hillary Duff is expecting her second child, a daughter this time!

The Younger actress announced the news on Friday.

“Guess what guys! @matthewkoma and I made a little princess of our own and we couldn’t be more excited!!!!!!?????,” the former child star announced on her Instagram account.

The Lizzie McGuire alum told the ladies of The Talk  last December that her off again on again beau musician Matthew Koma was definitely on.

“It’s going so great,” she said of their relationship, adding, it’s “the third time that we’ve dated…Timing is such a big deal… third time’s a charm!”

Seriously!  You cannot get any more “on” than welcoming a first child together. In doing so, they are also making a big brother out of Duff’s 6-year old son Luca Cruz whom she welcomed with her ex husband  professional hockey player ex husband Mike Comrie.

For the Duff family, there will be a lot of little girls running around.

This news follows the birth of Duff’s second niece Lulu Gray on Tuesday.  Her sister Haylie Duff welcomed  her newest little one into the world. She and husband Matt Rosenberg  are parents to  first daughter Ryan, born in 2015.

Congrats to the entire family which is definitely getting bigger when you count the cousins.

 

America Ferrera Welcomed Her 1st Child, Son Sebastian Piers

 

Actress America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams, 37, are first time parents. The couple welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy.

The Superstore actress shared a precious photo of her baby boy’s feet captioning the pic, “When 2 becomes 3…Welcome, Sebastian Piers Williams-aka Baz! Mom, Dad, and Baby are happy, healthy, and totally in love!”

The couple announced that they were starting a family of their own on New Year’s Eve, ending 2017 with a bang. The 34-year-old actress went to her social media via Instagram posting a picture of she and her hubby holding up onesie in the photo op.

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Monica Brown is Our 2018 Posh Style Mom Icon!

It’s been a minute since we proclaimed a celebrity mom as a fashion style icon. After stalking Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum singer Monica Brown’s Instagram page and various presses sightings of the fabulous singer, the editors at Bellyitch have determined that the mom to stylish three is deserving to be our 2018 honoree!

For those unfamiliar, this recognition is given to a celebrity mom, usually one who has more than one child, who also has displayed effortless style, not necessarily created by a stylist, who inspires others and Monica is it!

We love the R&B recording artist’s  Instagram posts which are reminiscent of what you’d  see on any “it” Fashion Grammer or Style Blogger’s feed.

Monica’s fashion aesthetic consists of lots of bold colors, thigh high boots and chic dusters. She isn’t afraid to switch up her hair color from crimson, to pitch black to platinum. The mom of three, including 4-year old daughter Laiyah, 9-year old son Romelo and 12-year son Rocko,  has worn down her hair bone straight, in a croute pixie cut or intertwined in waist-length faux locs.

Her page is bright and totally themed out, similar to other influencers out there! See it HERE!

Ms. Brown can do no wrong in our book. The Atlanta-based philanthropist is married to NBA player Shannon Brown since 2010 when the two wed in a secret ceremony. Monica is also step mom to Shannon’s son Shannon Brown, Jr. from a previous relationship. Laiyah is the couple’s only child together as Rocko and Romelo’s dad is Monica’s ex, actor and rapper Rodney Hill, Jr also known as Rocko

The last time we named someone this honor was 2017 and it was given to philanthropist and end ex model Helen Lasichanh, Pharrell’s wife. Before her, the honor was given to Kourtney Kardashian in 2015. Before her, in 2014, Jennifer Hudson, who was the fourth mom to a single child to get the award. Before her, P!nk got it in 2012. And former First Lady Michelle Obama was dubbed an icon in 2011. Other designees include, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly RipaVictoria BeckhamTichina Arnold and  Christina Milian.

Here is a quick rundown of some of ourm fave looks Monica has rocked over the years as shared in her super fly Insta!

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The Garden…..

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Every step you take I’m taking with you ……

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Monica Denise Brown➕

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The time is always right to do what’s right ……..

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I still go up for you every night ?

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Wherever you go , make sure your happy follows ?

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❤️M.B.❤️

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Let Love lead you ❤️

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Street Symphony ?

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Still Standing …..

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Today was a good day ……

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ANTM and RHOA’s Eva Marcille Welcomes Son

Congratulations are in order for Eva Marcille!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and America’s Next Top Model alumna has welcomed her first child with fiancé Michael Sterling.

“All praises be to God!” the proud mom shared with her 1.9 million followers on Instagramwhile revealing her son’s arrival this evening at 5:59 local time.

Eva is also a proud mom to a daughter, Marley Rae, from a previous relationship. Throughout her pregnancy, Bravo’s newest reality star documented her journey to motherhood for the second time.

In fact, she revealed details about her “Prince Michael” themed baby shower held at 433 Bishop in Atlanta.

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