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Pregnancy

Hilarious 'I'm So Pregnant' Parodies Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'

06/11/2014

Anyone who has carried a child for nine months knows that some days you definitely don't have the "pregnancy glow." That's why this video really hits home for all "p-r-e-g-g-o" women. For ladies in the third trimester (and the first and second), you've probably felt everything mentioned in this parody of one of the hits of the summer, which even includes a few of its own recreated "Clueless" scenes.

Do you think the mom in this video gets it right? And, more importantly, do you relate to this video?

--Mara Betsch

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The Most Popular Baby Names of 2013

05/13/2014

Baby-bear-costumeEach year, the Social Security Administration releases the list of most popular baby names, and 2013 proved to be a surprising year, especially for boys' names. It was the first year since 1960 that Michael or Jacob didn't take the top spot. Instead that honor goes to Noah, the top boy's name for 2013. Predictably, the name rose to popularity in 2005, the year after The Notebook (Ryan Gosling's character was named Noah) was released.

The most sought-after name for girls was Sophia, which has held the top spot for the past three years in a row. See the list of popular names below:

Boys

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Mason
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. Jayden
  10. Daniel

Girls

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Emily
  8. Abigail
  9. Madison
  10. Elizabeth

Unsurprisingly, many of those names are rooted in pop culture (both Jacob and Isabella spiked soon after the Twilight films were released, after all), so it's no surprise that some Game of Thrones and other popular characters' names have made big jumps. Between 2012 and 2013, these boys and girls' names had the biggest gains.

Boys

  1. Jayceon
  2. Milan
  3. Atlas
  4. Jayse
  5. Duke
  6. Castiel
  7. Zayn
  8. Thiago
  9. Forrest

Girls

  1. Daleyza
  2. Marjorie
  3. Lennon
  4. Jurnee
  5. Everleigh
  6. Everly
  7. Henley
  8. Freya
  9. Neriah
  10. Oakley

Do these lists affect your own list of baby names? How so?

--Mara Betsch

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Why Are Babies So Stinkin' Cute?

05/05/2014

There's no denying it: When you see a newborn child, it's darn near impossible not let out an audible "aww." Whether it's their cherubic cheeks, huge eyes, or toothless grins, there's something indisputably adorable about babies. But it's more than just a gut reaction -- it turns out that scientists have actually pinpointed the tested traits that make something appear cute. These traits include everything from a rounded head to large eyes below the midline of the face. Watch ASAP Science explain why we just can't resist these tiny humans.

-- Mara Betsch

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Mila Kunis Is Pregnant!

03/24/2014

Actress Mila Kunis and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher are expecting their first child, according to E! News.

The pair began dating in 2012, but they became friends while playing a couple on That ’70s Show, from 1998-2006. At the end of February, Kunis was spotted wearing some serious bling on her left hand and confirmed that she and Kutcher were engaged. 

The couple hadn't announced any wedding plans, so it is still to be determined if the couple will marry before or after their child's birth towards the end of this year.

It does seem like Kunis is embracing her upcoming motherhood, as she was recently spotted attending a prenatal yoga class in Hollywood. The only bummer is that Kunis is new face of Jim Beam bourbon, so she won't be sipping on any of the brand's beverages for the next few months.

Before the big announcement was made, Kunis and Kutcher were all smiles when caught on the Kiss Cam at a L.A. Clippers Game. Watch it below:

-- Mara Betsch

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Fergie Names Her Son Axl Jack Duhamel + 10 Other Wacky Celeb Baby Names

09/04/2013

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Mazel tov to singer Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel! The pair welcomed their first child, Axl Jack, last Thursday, and immediately speculation began that the pair named their child after embattled Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose. 

Say what? We never thought the Black Eyed Peas sounded much like Guns N' Roses, but you never know where inspiration will come from, I guess. 

Of course, Fergie's hardly the only famous mama to name her kid something less-than-traditional. Hollywood is chock full with strange names, each one more far-out-there than the last. After the jump, a few more famous faces, and their uh, interestingly-named spawn. 

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What Should William & Kate Name Their Baby?

07/22/2013

 

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We are heavily on Royal Baby Watch over here, and are anticipating the moment when the new baby will finally make its debut. The Duchess of Cambridge went into labor Monday morning, and royal watchers are going gaga over the new baby's arrival.

Related: How to pick a baby name

But will it be a boy or girl? Odds are on a girl, based on superstition, and little hints the Prince and Princess have given throughout the pregnancy. And apparently the world wants the couple to have a girl, too (now that changes in succession rules have made it possible for first-born girl children to ascend the throne. And bookies are even taking bets on the baby's name. So far, top choices appear to be Victoria, Elizabeth or Diana if its a girl, and William, Charles, Philip and George if its a boy. A few daring, if financially irresponsible souls have even put their money on Barack (200 to 1) and Elvis (500 to 1).

Related: Baby name trends

There are even a smattering of family names that might be up for contention, including Permelia, Grissel, Honor and Hyacinthe. Her Royal Highness Hyacinthe does have a nice ring.

But what do you think? What names would you pick?

[Huffington Post]

Video: The Little Couple Talk About Their Family's New Addition

04/30/2013

For Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, the road to parenthood has been more harrowing than most. After dealing with infertility, surrogacy and miscarriage, the couple found a baby with dwarfism to adopt -- in China. Last month, the couple traveled to China to take home their son Will.

The Little Couple's Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold

 

"It brought us together. It strengthened our relationship," said Bill, of their journey to parenthood.

"It can be stressful, it can be long. But it's not only worth it, it can be pretty easy." said Arnold of the adoption process. "We went through the process a little differently because we found a child with special needs. We really wanted to adopt another little person. It just made sense."

Watch the whole interview and don't miss the next episode of the The Little Couple, Tuesday, 10/9 c.

 

An Upset Stomach Turns Into The Surprise Birth Of A 10-Pound Baby Girl

03/06/2013

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There's surprises -- like an impromptu birthday party, or a run-in with a long lost friend at a coffee shop around the corner. And then there are surprises. Take the completely unexpected surprise Jackson, Michigan, resident Linda Ackley experienced last week. The 44-year-old unexpectedly gave birth to a health 10-pound baby girl named Kimberly Kay. She had just 15 hours to prep for the birth -- an especially remarkable thing considering she'd previously been told she couldn't have children. 

As any fan of I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant can tell you, diagnoses of infertility often mean nothing. Ackley had been told she had a hernia, and when she went to the doctor for abdominal pain, it was revealed the the hernia was actually a pregnancy. Kimberly Kay, Ackley told the Jackson Citizen Patriot, "is our miracle baby." 

In fact, the time span between the discovery of the pregnancy and Kimberly's birth was so swift that Ackley's husband Mike wasn't able to be there, and was told the news of his daughter's birth over the phone. “Some people have nine months to prepare. I had [15] hours,” he said. “I wish someone would have taken a picture of my face.”

The couple is thrilled with their new, unexpected daughter, and her birth couldn't have come at a more opportune time. Just two months ago, Ackley's mother succumbed to cancer. And in February 2011, Ackley came down with an acute case of necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection that put her in a week-long coma.

For Ackley and her husband, the surprise birth of their daughter is nothing short of a miracle. “I got to get used to saying mommy,” said Ackley.

[ABC News]

The "DC Cupcakes" Family Is Growing!

02/28/2013

Dc-cupcakes-special-blog-400x300There's a new baby in town!

In the upcoming DC Cupcakes special on March 12, the busy sisters are opening a new bakery on the West Coast, building a giant globe for the grand opening of a children's museum on the East Coast, and anxiously awaiting the arrival of Katherine's baby. This is Mommy's first grandchild, so while she's incredibly excited, she also wants to make sure Katherine is prepared. You won't believe how she schools Katherine in the art of motherhood! Let's just say this is the first time we've seen a robot in the bakery. (No, the temperamental fondant sheeter doesn't count.)

As Katherine struggles to do her bakery work with a baby bump slowing her down, Sophie is tasked with double-duty! What's more, she's also trying to surprise Katherine with the best baby shower ever. Katherine has a surprise of her own, though. She wants to bake gender-reveal cupcakes to announce the gender to all her friends and family. But how can she pull off a surprise like that without discovering the gender herself?

Warmest congratulations to Katherine! See all the fun when the special airs Tuesday, March 12 10|9c.

Photo courtesy DCL

The World's Most Famous Baby

12/10/2012

Will-kate-baby-story-300x400The world's most famous baby hasn't even been born yet!

Now that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (affectionately known to us as Will and Kate) have announced that they're expecting their first child, we're watching for a baby bump, listening for a hint about the name, and wondering what life will be like for a royal baby in our contemporary times.

In William and Kate: A Royal Baby Story, royal experts, historians and insiders tackle that very topic. We'll be treated to a look back at the childhoods of Queen Elizabeth II, her children and grandchildren to see how royal child-rearing has changed through the years.

With Kate's reputation firmly established as a down-to-earth, girl-next-door type, experts debate how much of Princess Diana's parenting techniques will be seen in this new generation. The royals are more accessible than ever, and that makes this baby one hot topic of conversation!

Get the scoop as TLC and DFH simulcast William and Kate: A Royal Baby Story on Dec. 16 8|7c.

Take a look back at the royal wedding and the couple's first year of marriage in these can't-miss photo slideshows!

Will and Kate photo credit Lawrence Lustig/Express Pictures

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