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My Two Wrong Predictions About Baby West and Baby Sussex

Wrong and Wrong.

I speculated that perhaps Duchess Meghan of Sussex had given birth at home because she was not captured by photographers leaving her home or arriving.

However, last week, Kensington Palace revealed that the Suits actress, formerly Meghan Markle, gave birth.

Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor  was born at Portland Hospital, a private hospital on Great Portland Street in London, a copy of the baby’s birth certificate revealed.

With the baby overdue and her somewhat advance maternal age at 36, a hospital was probably better in case of an emergency.

Also, I was wrong about the name Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would have given their newest child, a son, born via surrogate last week.

I and other speculators the baby would be named Robert for two reasons. One, Kim showed an image of the name Robert during a Snapchat and during a recent episode of her reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashian a psychic in Bali told Kim and Khloe Kardashian their dad, Robert Kardashian, would be reincarnated in her son.

The couple named the newest arrival Psalm which is a Hebrew word for song and is the name of one of the books in the Bible. A source to E! News told the site that Kanye chose the name “and is a representation of their spirituality.”

The sources explained, “it was a very important to him, and Kim wanted the name to have a significance that held a true representation of their family, so she agreed on the name.”

Nice!

Well, you can’t win them all!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome 4th Child, via Surrogate

Congratulations to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the birth of their fourth child, via surrogate.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday.

“He’s here and he’s perfect!” Kardashian West tweeted.

He’s here and he’s perfect!

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 10, 2019

He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her ✨

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 10, 2019

Congrats!

The Normal Name Kim Kardashian May Give Baby #4, as seen at her CBD Baby Shower

In California, where marijuana is legal, Kim Kardashian West hosted a baby shower for the impending arrival of her 4th child via surrogacy with a CBD-themed party.

CBD, an extract from marijuana plants, is used for a lot of things including to soothe anxiety, ease pain, relax muscles and more but unlike real weed, it doesn’t give users the same psychoactive high.

Guests sat on the ground and had “sound baths” and made special flower arrangements that included marijuana plants, CBD bath salts and oils to take home.

They also had goodie baskets full of CBD products.

At one point during the event, Kim rose to share that she is freaking out about welcoming a fourth child and told guests to join her in trying to chill out.

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Swipe! More from Kim’s CBD Baby Shower!

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There was also a hint to the baby’s name.

On last night’s episode of her and her sisters popular Keeping Up With the Kardashian reality TV show who told them that their dad, famed attorney Robert Kardashian would be reincarnated in the form of one of their children.

So…onlookers noticed the name Robert in Kim’s snap, and are speculating as to whether a kid with older siblings named North, Saint and Chicago would really have such a conventional name as Robert.

Well he could always go as Hatut, the other name she wrote which is Armenian for “He has Risen”, and keeps with the boys being given Biblical-related names. *shrug*

How Celebs Spent Valentine’s Day 2019

Man, I thought I had a decent Valentine’s Day. A lot of our celebrity bumpwatch alums celebrated the day of love by sharing their gifts, and love notes from their respective.

The gifts Khloe Kardashian alone got from her sisters, mom, family and friends! My word. See it here before her stories expire.

Here are others:





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Happy Valentine’s Day my ♥️ I love you J xx

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must be dreaming!! 🌹…

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Weekend Bump Watch Round UP {Links}

It’s been awhile so it’s time to update you guys with what’s going on in the celebrity baby bumpwatch and kids world with a few links:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West confirmed they are expecting their fourth child via surrogacy. (People)

Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney are expecting their third child after almost giving up (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Jessica Simpson‘s contribution to the 10 Year Challenge featuring her pregnant swollen feet is hilarious (CelebrityInsider)

Behati Prinsloo shared she suffered Post partum depression after the birth of her first child (US Weekly)

Keisha Knight Pulliam‘s daughter turns 2 (BCK Online)

Chanel Iman‘s daughter Cali Clay is getting big and she’s doing the model baby prop posing thing new moms like the Kardashian/Jenners love to do (Instagram)

Kourtney Kardashian: the last Dash To Break the Internet

This latest season of Keeping Up with The Kardashians started with the eldest of the sisters Kourtney Kardashian in tears over being told by sister Kim that she (Kourt)is the least interesting to look at.

That was over 6 months ago when the show taped and since then, Kourtney has ”cougared” her way through at least two different romantic partners who were years her junior and had made up for being told she isn’t interesting by posting a series of super sexy photos in social media.

Before, I think I can fairly say she was the last Kardashian that a lot of regulars folksy moms could relate to. She kept it rated PG and mom-focused. 

The reality Tv star’s image rebrand worked to catch the eye of GQ Mexico editors, at least, who feature her in its double winter issue.

Michael Schwartz for GQ Mexico
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And one particular photo shot by Michael Schwartz features the “assets” of the mom of three prominently!

In the photo, the 39-year old wears a long sleeve black turtleneck and no bottoms it appears. 

To say  the image, posted in IG,  took many of her 70 million fans and followers by surprise is an understatement!

While she got a lot of love in the comment section, I can say a  significant amount were body shaming ones and women expressing disappointment and stating the image will bring shame to her kids.

I don’t want to contribute too much to them by amplifying them so you can go to her post and read them for yourself. 

ETA: This is not the first time, Kourt has posted a nude photo of herself from a fashion spread. She did so in 2017and  while preggers in 2014 in Vanity Fair!

Still, this close up one is quite different.

What do you think!? Let’s talk about it in social! Find me @bellyitch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

This Australian News Mag Article About Motherhood Ruining Miranda Kerr’s Figure Got Me Heated

Opinion; by Jay Jay Ghatt

I was online and an article from an Australian news mag, news.com.au,  scrolled through my feed with an article discussing Australian super model Miranda Kerr, and specifically her comments in a recent Marie Claire article that are supposed to be about body positivity.

Kerr gave birth to her second son, Hart, six months ago, with husband, Snapchat founder, Evan Spiegel.

However, to me, the news.com.au article and especially its headline and Kerr’s statements in her Marie Claire interview do nothing to affirm the confidence of women who are mothers. Absolutely nothing in my opinion!

I am not sure the intent but they both missed the mark.

Let’s go through it, shall we?

At first blush, the headline reads that Kerr is “Ok that motherhood ruined her figure.” Oh really?

First of all, motherhood did not ruin her figure.  That is a very off-the-mark suggestion.

I am pretty sure motherhood enhanced her life and I’m also certain it gave her new curves. In  many cultures and countries around the world, curves are very much appreciated by many women and men worldwide.  Some women I know personally work hard to acquire curves.  Also, look at the Kim Kardashian phenomenon, for example. Note all these Instagram models that are getting butt enhancements, injections and wearing padded pants or photoshopping curves into there photos!

In that sense, then, motherhood made her figure better! It did not “ruin” her body, at all, necessarily!

Second, the headline casts a negative light on pregnancy and relays why a lot of women experience pregorexia and deprive themselves and their babies of much needed nutrients while pregnant over fear of gaining weight. This headline feeds into that very harmful notion of pregnancy being something that will mess up one’s body and figure.

I cannot stand it!

Inside the Marie Claire piece, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel who has a 7-year old son named Flynn with ex Orlando Bloom says “It’s OK, I’ve got a mum-bod and it’s fine!”

There is a very negative connotation behind the term “mum-bod” in that quote. This sentence relays that she is content with having a body associated with mothers. Ugh.

Society continue to tell women who are mothers that there bodies are unacceptable, not attractive and should be something we work hard on changing, altering, or improving.

The News.Au site feeds into this horrible notion when it states of Kerr, “even when she was heavily pregnant, Kerr showed off her curves for photographers.”

“Even when? “ “Even When?”

Hear me now: Women with or without having a baby bump have curves and take photos and have photos taken of them. Having curves is not a reason to not be worthy of being photographed!

I really hate this article! It’s so mean!

Then Kerr doesn’t add much to the convo by being quoted saying in that Marie Claire article, “I don’t mind. It’s all part of it. I took nine months – well, 10 months – to grow a beautiful child and it might take 10 months to feel good in a swimsuit again.”

You shouldn’t need a size 0 figure or body to feel good in a swim suit. It’s not a body positive article at all.

That’s all I have to say about this topic but there is no wonder women are not supported in so many aspects of their lives, before, during and after they join motherhood.

Media and major influential figure internalize and spout out so much toxic positions.

Ok. Off my high horse for the day! Have a great week all!

Let’s continue the conversation. I can be found everywhere in social media  @Bellyitch on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook!

 

Celebs And Conception: What You Won’t Get From Most Media

When it comes to celebs and conception, the picture is often pretty skewed. If media accounts were anything to go by, our fave famous people are visited by conception fairies during the night. Just like that, they wake up pregnant. The speed of Meghan Markle‘s pregnancy is a fantastic example. If there were ever motivation to believe in the baby and stork story, our celebs would be it.

But, this is far from the baby reality. Conception is harder work than most of us expect it to be. Far from becoming impregnated overnight, we have to go all out to track ovulation and make the most of prime moments. Even after all that, around 6.1 million women in the U.S. struggle to conceive. That’s a lot of women, and this immaculate conception image of our celebs doesn’t help.

The fact is that struggling to conceive can take its toll on any couple. Continual reminders of how easy this is for others just makes things harder. Not to mention that it’s unrealistic . A quick look at the facts suggests that not everyone gets as lucky as our royal love birds. Many famous women have come forward over the years to speak out about conception struggles. If this is a battle you’re caught in at the moment, read on to remind yourself that you aren’t alone.

Kim Kardashian

Health problems meant pregnancy was no longer an option for our favorite Kardashian

Kim and Kanye are fan faves. Along with having millions of adoring fans. This is the ultimate glam couple that a lot of people love to hate. Don’t get us started on the politics game either. Right now, the duo are over in Africa donating shoes to poor kids and pledging to build schools and infrastructure.  They’re also known for their speedily grown family. But, Kardashian makes no secret about the fact that it took over a year to conceive her second child due to something called placenta accreta. The condition caused her to have operations which led to complications resulting in a hole in her uterus. While the two did overcome the odds and conceive, the struggles weren’t over yet. During her second pregnancy, Kardashian developed preeclampsia. This meant that, despite her desire for a third child, doctors warned pregnancy was too risky. The couple didn’t let that stop the growth of their family, though. The pair decided to look into using a surrogacy program instead. They’re now strong advocates for the cause, claiming that they’re ‘really thankful’ they went down this route. See, even Kardashian’s come up against medical complications on this challenging journey.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Our favorite Sex in the City girl has a story which rings relatively similar to the one above. Though she conceived her first child naturally later in life, SJP experienced secondary infertility issues with gusto. Unlike the Kardashians, this struggle on went on for years until she and her partner decided to consider alternative routes. SJP has never come forward about the exact reasons behind her troubles, but it’s thought she attempted IVF before settling on a surrogate which led to the birth of twins in 2009. During an interview in Vogue the following year, SJP said, “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone,” adding, “it’s so different and equally extraordinary… But it’s amazing.” So, it seems as though this story, at last, has a happy ending. But, let us not forget the struggle which came before it. Ladies of the world; Sarah Jessica Parker has been here before you.

Nicole Kidman

Even the fantastic Nicole Kidman has come up against conception demons. The actress adopted two children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, but she didn’t conceive her daughter until the age of 41. She then spoke out on Australia’s ‘60 minutes’ about her struggles to conceive again. This is a journey which again led Kidman to turn to a surrogate to achieve her family dreams. “Anyone who’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss that you go through trying,” she said. “We were in a place of desperately wanting another child. I couldn’t get pregnant.” Luckily, it all worked out okay in the end, with a second daughter for Kidman and husband Keith Urban.

A final word

All these stories could be real inspirations for struggling women. We can’t thank these amazing ladies enough for coming forward. The only trouble is, these stories aren’t as easy to find as they should be. We certainly don’t see celeb IVF battles on the covers of magazines. Perhaps, then, there should be less focus on ‘how to get rid of your baby belly’, and more attention on how to conceive in the first place.

Bump Round Up: Lily Aldridge, Hilary Duff, April Geary and More (LINKS)

We stalk your fave expecting, new or vet celebrity parent so you don’t have to, so here is what they’re up to around the web:

Lily Aldridge  and husband Kings of Leon Caleb Followill are expecting their second child.(Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly have one more embryo to possibly grow into a baby via iVF or surrogacy  (US Weekly)

Robin Thicke and his girlfriend April Geary are expecting their second child and she revealed she had a miscarriage too. (PEOPLE)

Hilary Duff is showing off her growing bump and anxiously awaiting the birth of her second child (Daily Mail)

Jesse Williams and his wife both lost their child support adjustment requests during a contentious post-divorce battle (BCK Online)