Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bump Watch: Alyssa Milano decked out at White House Correspondents Dinner

Alyssa Milano tweeted this photo of herself and three escorts before the White House Correspondents Dinner today, April 30, 2011. Looking fab with such handsome escorts there, mama!

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Mariah Carey delivers TWINS!

Finally, after what seemed like, as many people have said, the longest pregnancy ever , Mariah Carey delivered her boy-girl twins today, April 20 at 12:07pm.  Nick Cannon added on his  Twitter page: "My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won't ever be able to top this!"

The baby's miraculously were born on the couple's third anniversary. Talk about good fortune! Congrats to the new parents. Let the pampering and endless nights begin!

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Nicole Richie in bikini debunks pregnancy rumors

If this isn't a royal F$%*& YOU to all those rumor mongers speculating recently that Nicole Richie was pregnant, I don't know what is. Wowwee!! UK mail reports the reality TV star and mom of two was in Miami the other day at a party thrown for her at Neiman Marcus by Ocean Drive magazine to celebrate the launch of a new collection in her Winter Kate line.

Read more at UK Mail.
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Funny YouTube Surprise Pregnancy Announcement Video

One word: HILARIOUS!!
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Miranda Kerr, breastfeeding and modeling

Australian model Miranda Kerr tweeted a photo of herself yesterday nursing her son, who she delivered with Orlando Bloom this past January 6. Wow! Four months to get back to model shape, but given how thin she remained while pregnant, are we surprised? It is said breastfeeding helps you burn 500 calories per day so apparently that has done wonders for Ms. Kerr, here! Wonderful!

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Bump Watch: Tia Mowry Shares Updated Belly Pic

Tia Mowry shared a pic of herself and hubby Cory Hardrict on Twitter this week. Love that shade of blue. Very flattering.
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Bellyitch Trending Topics this week

Here is a list of topics that were most searched and accessed on the blog this week.
1. Rosie Pope
2. Pregnant in Heels
3. Will  Smith's Kids
4. Toni Braxton's Ex Husband
5. Erykah Badu 
6. Lord Wedgwood
7. Victoria Beckham
8. Expensive Baby Clothes
9. Best Infant Shoes
10. Toni Braxton's Son

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Kate Hudson & Alyssa Milano to attend White House Correspondonents Dinner Tonight

The Altantic is updating the list of celebrities invited to tomorrow's annual White House Correspondents Dinner and notice that Bellyitch Bumpwatch Babes Alyssa Milano and Kate Hudson are expected to attend as guests of Fox news. Bellyitch's JJ will be out and about tonight attending various receptions and will keep an eye out for both of them. Fun times!
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Maternity Wedding Dresses

We loved Kate Middleton's wedding gown. It was classic, understated, stunning and perfect for Kate. Many people and the TV fashion commentators seemed to be expecting something more elaborate and ornate perhaps.  When Williams' mom, Diana, married Prince Charles in the 1980s, she wore a poofified, lacy number that had all the trappings and cliches of that era. Thank goodness Kate opted for a dress that reflected her style, smart and independent modern personality. The dress foreshadows what type of style she will portray and shows that she is not willing to compromise herself to trends or for what the public expects of her. Good for you Kate!

And if we've learned anything from all these pregnant and engaged American celebrities like Kate Hudson, Natalie Portman and others, the baby doesn't necessarily come after marriage.  Alicia Keys opted to get married before the baby came, however, and the trend is not out of the ordinary and is so common that many maternity dress makers sell maternity wedding gowns off the rack or online. Check out a collection of maternity wedding dresses we've discovered online below:
The Goddess

The LA shot gun

The Georgian Belle

The Classic Victorian

The Modern Lace

The Seductress

The 16 and Pregnant

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Oprah Winfrey Network Casting: Pregnant Women to Dance!

From a past Bellyitch Pregnant Dancers post
Do you live in the New York City Tri-State area? Are you pregnant and love to express yourself through dance? Will you be willing to learn some fab dance routines and share what you've learned with a nationwide television audience on the Oprah Winfrey Network?  If so, you should think about signing up for the casting of an amazing new show.

The Oprah Winfrey Network and VPE: Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment contacted Bellyitch to let us know that they are casting for  not just for pregnant women, but men and women also who want to celebrate a very unique in their lives and to commemorate and express it through dance. It could be an amazing weight loss, the launch of a new venture, an anniversary, a vow renewal, a renewal of self and attitude, an upcoming family or class reunion, but because this is Bellyitch, those readers (and friends) out there who have amazing stories or journeys to get pregnant or who got pregnant amidst some challenging odds will have a great chance of getting cast!

Each episode will feature the story of a different cast member that ends with their performance.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  They are seeking all skill levels, from novice to expert.  Also please note, you MUST LIVE IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA (Conn, NJ, NY)

To enter simply go to the CASTING WEBSITE  and fill in your details. If you get CAST on the show, please tell them Bellyitch sent you! Click the link below to see a larger image of the casting flyer.

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Royal Wedding Watch & Victoria Beckham Bump in Blue

Congratulations to William and Kate on their nuptials and becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this morning. Kate opted for a simple, understated, classic and sophisticated dress from the late Alexander McQueen design house! Splendid!

Spotted in the crowd was pregnant Victoria Beckham wearing an understated but still stunning sheath dress from her own collection, a fab Philip Treacy bellhop cap and black Christian Louboutin Daffodil pumps. David looks dashing wearing a Ralph Lauren Purple` Label suit and top hat.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ivanka Trump spotted in Washington, DC eyeing property

A Washington City Paper snitch says the woman is Ivanka

6-months pregnant Ivanka Trump was spotted with her brother, Eric (whose wife is also expecting) touring the Old Post Office building in Washington, DC, not far from the White House where her dad is gesturing making a run for... The brother/sister duo heads the Trump acquisition arm and were among possible bidders to purchase the historic building.
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5 (Legal) Things to Know When Hiring Household Help

It’s great to have an extra pair of helping hands when the new baby is born, but you shouldn’t put your new family at legal risk.

Lisa Pierson Weinberger, ESQ., celebrity lawyer turned rock star mom and founder of Mom, Esq., offers real reasons on why it’s important to hire a certified staff to ensure smooth sailing ahead! 

*       Let's get the scary reason out of the way first.  Hiring an employee who is not eligible to work in the United States is illegal and failing to pay the appropriate employment taxes constitutes tax fraud.  If you're caught, you could be liable for payment of all back taxes (plus penalties and interest) and you could face federal charges of fraud and tax evasion and civil or criminal penalties including fines and potential imprisonment.  Just because "everyone's doing it" doesn't mean that there is no exposure.

*       If you hire household staff that is eligible to work in the United States and pay that person properly, you may be able to save money by putting up to $5,000 of pre-tax dollars each year into a Dependent Care Account.  This pre-tax account can then be used to pay your nanny, thereby saving you money! 

*       If you hire legally and withhold taxes as the law requires, you actually end up paying out less each pay period.  Let's take an example: If you pay your nanny $15/hour and she works 40 hours each week, you owe $600/week.  However, because you withhold from your employee's paycheck, you are actually paying out less than that each pay period to your nanny.  You are able to then save the withheld amount until your taxes come due, enabling you to potentially earn interest on the withheld amount.    

*       If you hire an individual who is not eligible to work in the United States, that person will not receive access to unemployment and disability insurance, workers compensation, medicare or social security benefits.  

*       If you know that you are breaking the law, you will not have peace of mind about the situation.  Particularly when it comes to a nanny, you never want to worry that he or she will be afraid to call the police if there is an emergency with your child or hesitate before taking your child to the ER for fear of being found out.    

Prior to founding Mom, Esq., Lisa Pierson Weinberger spent 7 years at the prestigious entertainment law firm of Greenberg Glusker working as an employment lawyer with many of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities. She counseled on matters related to large domestic staffs, advising on the hiring process, background checks, wage issues, counseling, discipline, terminations, and preparing employment applications, offer letters and a variety of agreements including employment, confidentiality, arbitration, severance and release agreements. Weinberger has a B.A. in Psychology, with honors, from Washington University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.

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Dad fakes death to avoid paying child support for 9th child

Continuing with today's "news from the weird" trend:

Keith MacDonald (above), known in the tabloids as Britain’s most reckless dad, has gone to new extremes to escape his parental responsibilities by allegedly faking his own death.

With a ninth child on the way, Keith, 25, was desperate to get out of paying anymore than the £5 per child he currently gives, reports the Daily Mail.

Sending a text to his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Claire Bryant, 22, Keith posed as his friend, claiming he had died.

WHAT AN IDIOT! Read the Rest at Made for Mums
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Pregnant British woman ate Big Macs for 9 months

By the time Suzanne Franklin (above) gave birth to a whopping 10 pound, 2 ounce baby this past Christmas she was already familiar with the concept of super sizing. Due to her severe food allergies, the British mom-to-be decided early on in her pregnancy that she would only eat McDonald's Big Macs. 

It was Bic Macs, three meals a day for nine months. And hold the pickles, lettuce and cheese because she is allergic to them, along with vegetables, milk, peanuts and dozens of other foods. 

Read the Rest at ABC News
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Kate Hudson reveals she's engaged, shows "the Ring"

Though she tried to hide it while promoting her new movie on the TODAY show yesterday, pregnant Kate Hudson couldn't escape Matt Lauer.

"Could you place your hand in my hand for a second please?" Lauer asked. "I just want to see something." 

That's when we got a close up of the ring above. Wow!! 

"Is this new?" Lauer asked. "This is new!" Hudson said about getting engaged to Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy. 

Whoah baby! Congrats BIG TIME! 

Check out the video of it all going down below:

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bellyitch Bump Day: Quadruplets in a Bikini Belly

It has been months since we've featured a Bellyitch Bump Day post on a Wednesday hump day. Above is a photo of a pregnant woman who is most likely pregnant with multiple babies, quadruplets maybe because not since the Octomom posed in a bikini  have we seen such a large pregnant belly.  I want to believe this photo, discovered on the web by Bellyitch staff,  is a Photoshop job, when I think of it because wow! Have you ever seen such a belly so big before, readers? Wowee!
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Bump Watch: Mel B on Live with Regis & Kelly

Mel B. guest hosted, sitting in for Kelly on Live! With Regis & Kelly in New York Monday. I loved the casual maternity look Mel is rocking here! Home skillet has stepped up her maternity look big time compared to her past pregnancy. Mel has the video from the taping on her website HERE! and a teaser is below:

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