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Year in Review: The Atlantic’s Pick of the Most ‘2017’ Photos (Our Faves)

The Atlantic released its epic list of the Most “2017” photos, those that captured all of the most influential, controversial or talked-about moments this year. Below is a listing of our fave, many of which are centered around families, children or family affairs:

US President Donald Trump (C), first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron Trump, using a fidget spinner, walk off Air Force One after arriving at Andrews Airforce base, Maryland on June 11 2017.

Trump is returning to Washington, DC after spending the weekend at this Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Children perform tricks using fidget spinners during a contest held in Ashdod, Israel May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A parking sign for people visiting for the Solar Eclipse is shown in Depoe Bay, Oregon, U.S. August 9, 2017. Picture taken August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jane Ross

Guests watch the final moments before the total eclipse at the football stadium at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, U.S., August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 37°42’25” N 89°13’10” W. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A young girl dances with an American flag in baggage claim while women pray behind her during a protest against the travel ban imposed by executive order, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas, on January 29, 2017. (Laura Buckman / Reuters)

Robert Kelly, left, a political science professor at Pusan National University, holds a press conference with his wife Jung-a Kim, right, and children James and Marion at the university in Busan, South Korea, on March 15, 2017. As Kelly spoke from his home office via Skype with BBC about the just-ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye, his eyes darted left as he watched on his computer screen, his young daughter parading into the room behind him. Her jaunty entrance resembled the exuberant march of the Munchkins celebrating the Wicked Witch’s death in the The Wizard of Oz.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, stands next to candidate “Lord Buckethead,” as they wait for election results for the general election in Maidenhead, England, on June 9, 2017. Lord Buckethead won 249 votes in the election. Also visible, at left (red, fuzzy), is the Give Me Back Elmo Party candidate

A woman who told police that she and her family were from Sudan is taken into custody by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers after arriving by taxi and walking across the U.S.-Canada border into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada February 12, 2017. Picture taken February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

This picture taken on November 14, 2017 shows a general view of the Tianjin Binhai Library.

A futuristic Chinese library has wowed book lovers around the world with its white, undulating shelves rising from floor to ceiling, but if you read between the lines you’ll spot one problem. Those rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminium plates that make up the backs of shelves. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR /

A woman who told police that she and her family were from Sudan is taken into custody by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers after arriving by taxi and walking across the U.S.-Canada border into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada February 12, 2017. Picture taken February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Happy New Year: Bellyitch Blog 2013 Year in Review

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


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

, 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

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


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

I’m lost bracelets
 and smaller

companies like

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

brands and companies like Graco,  Kodak,


producers of Safe Haven, Mega

,  Lansinoh

,  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

, 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


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!


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