Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New iPhone app lets the baby pick his own name!

Someone invented an iPhone app that lets your baby pick its own name!  With the app“Kick to Pick" , if you place the phone by your pregnant belly, when the baby kicks, the vibration triggers the app to reveal a name! How innovative! Now you don't have to deal with angst-filled teenagers telling you how much they hate the name you gave them because you can say, hey I didn't give you that name, you did! LOL!
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Bump Watch: Kicking ball in 5inch Louboutins

Well, isn't this a new and innovative way to play soccer? But are we surprised? Recall that reality show about the Beckhams coming to America when Victoria was asked to throw out a ceremonial pitch for the start of a season, she asked what she should wear to the event? Back then, she went on about not owning any sneakers. Too Funny!
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Couple attempts to raise gender-less baby

 Kathy Witterick, right, with two-year-old son Kio;  David Stocker, holding Storm as Jazz looks on.

A UK couple , Kathy Witterick and her husband David Stocker, have decided to not tell anyone the sex of their baby in an attempt to raise him or her without a gender.  The couple's other children know the gender of their latest born, who is called Storm, but they say they want the child to elect his or her gender and not be swayed by societal standards and confinements.  So far, the child seems to prefer stereotypically girly things and many people say that is wrong because some signs indicate the child may be a boy. Biologically, the child is one gender or the other, but for purposes of procreating, interacting with other children, eventually, there will be implications on these liberal parents' decision.  They seem to be imposing their non-conventional dislike for societal norms on their child, but who are we to judge? Read more in the UK Daily Mail

It's their decision to raise their child they way they want, but my bet is the couple's other kids will spill the beans at some point. I also think by agreeing to be featured in international newspapers and have their child's face plastered on the world stage, they are also setting up themselves and their family for future harassment. It is one thing to limit that decision to your circle of friends and your world, but exposure like this may be asking for trouble.  Very interesting? Your thoughts? Is it that couple's right to raise their baby that way or are they setting up the child for confusion and future trouble? They don't live in a bubble, I'm sure they know, but is it our business to judge?
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ENTRIES ARE IN: Vote your pick for the ugliest Baby Names

Celebrities can't have all the fun, giving their children odd, peculiar and eh hem "unconventional" baby names.  Now it is your turn!!

Since announcing the contest 10 days ago, we've gotten nearly 100 entrants in the Ugly Baby Name Contest.

Check out the final listing submitted by those who entered names by May 30 to the right of the page.--------------->

Those submitting these names are vying for the top prize: $100 in cash to start baby's savings fund and $400 in prizes, listed HERE.

We couldn't pick ourselves off the floor laughing at some of these entries.  Honestly, we really could NOT believe the claims of those saying they knew real people or children with these names. Come on now, you really knew a mom to six kids who couldn't think of a sixth name and called her last "What Eva"?  Okay.  

And how about all of the hospital maternity nurses and teachers writing in to submit the actual names of REAL children!?! EEEK!

And then there were the duplicates.  There will have to be a raffle if any of these entries submitted by different people get picked:  Dorcas, Vagina, Candita, Placenta and the twins, Oranjello and Lemonjello.  Interestingly enough, those submitting the twins names both claim to personally know these twins. Hmmm. The curiouser and curiouser. Could there be more than one set of Oranjello and Lemonjello running around somewhere in this world?

I'm not sure how I feel about my  mother's name showing up on the list, though (*pout*).  And someone submitted the name of one of my best friend's ex-boyfriend, who also happens to be named for a 1960s cartoon character. Maybe that is a good thing.

Not to bias the competition but La-ah (pronounced la-dash-ah) stood out, as did Sealy Posturpedy'Lily (named for the mattress the girl was conceived on and her mom's favorite flower).  

We can't lie, Unidastasovamerikaliqua, a girl named after the United States of America, was a gem. 
Snottyboogarragg, Zorkinbooble, Rumdidit,  and Fubcuss Flubberfongerling get quality points for originality.

Your candidates for the Ugliest baby name contest.  Look to the right of the page, to put in your vote. You can vote more than one answer, but only once.  The top 10 vote getters by June 5th will be listed for a run off and the top vote getter of that contest wins $100 in Cash and $400 in maternity and pregnancy related prizes from the BELLYITCH SWAG CLOSET.
It's not too late to add yours to the mix, submit them in the comments below for the second prize drawing!

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Bump Watch: Carla Bruni in white sheath dress

Photographers caught a glimpse of conspicuously pregnant French First Lady Carla Bruni who is allegedly pregnant though she hasn't announced it yet.  I'm loving this outfit.
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Top 10 Signs you might be a snobby mom

Bellyitch Rewind post.

We've all heard of the funny line of jokes "You might be a redneck if..." and "You might be ghetto if..." I was at the park the other day checking my Twitter feed while my kids ran wild and free and I started thinking how much this was a no no.   I randomly started thinking of what would go in a "You might be a snobby mom if..." post.  

And hey, don't get your panties up in a bunch if you find some of the following applying to you, because it isn't you ARE a mom snob, it's You MIGHT be a mom snob if.... Besides, some of my closest friends are snobs!

10. You've ever turned your nose up and shook your head at a mom on the playground who is on the phone or texting and not engaged with her child(ren) running amok...

9. You're on the elevator and another mom gets on the elevator with her baby, you immediately stretch you neck to check out what BRAND of stroller she's pushing....

8. A new mom to the block shares with the playgroup that she is enrolling junior in the excellent but free public magnet school in the town and your response is "oh?"

Monday, May 30, 2011

Bump Watch: Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly was spotted on a day out with the family in Tribeca, New York last week. The actress and hubby Paul Bettany were seen with their  two sons  Stellan and Kai. The family is expecting an edition soon. UK Daily Mail has pics

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Upcoming 'Kardashians' reveals 15-year old Kendal Jenner on birth control

Previews for the upcoming season of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ have created a stir.  One episode will feature Bruce Jenner, the father of Kendal Jenner, finding her birth control pills.  Kendall Jenner is the younger sister of reality mogul Kim Kardashian.  Both Kendall and Bruce have had significant roles in the show dating back to 2007.
After the commercial aired, sister Khloe Kardashian confirmed that the 15-year old model was indeed taking the pill.  Khloe however indicated that the reasons for use were not due to sexual activity.
Kendall was signed on as a model at the young at of 13 with Wilhemina Models.  Since then she has appeared in several widely publicized national campaigns and has been the focus of controversy due to a number of racy photos published online and in magazines.  The teenage reality star has continually expressed interest in following in her sister’s footsteps and has wasted no time in making a name for herself in Hollywood.  Whether father and former Olympic gold medalist Bruce is onboard, is another story.
Her mother, Kris Jenner refused to comment on the birth control discussion as she simply urged viewers to tune in stating “You’ll have to wait and see.”
The new series of the hit E! television show will air its first episode on June 12th. Source

Hmmm.... Not sure what to say about this one. Thoughts?

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Miracle baby beats odds, born outside the uterus

Medical News Today is reporting:

Nicolette Soto, 27, whose fetus developed outside her uterus surrounded by a thin wall of membrane and muscle, gave birth in Arizona after 32 weeks of pregnancy to a 2 pound 14 ounce baby at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. Doctors wonder whether this has ever happened before.
The baby developed just next to the mother's uterus, but outside it. The placenta had not attached properly and eventually attached to the outside of the uterine wall. Doctors said that removing it was much easier than they had expected. In case of complications, a team of experts in urology, trauma and radiology, as well as a vascular surgeon were on standby - fortunately, their services were not required. 
Ms. Soto was warned by doctors that having a baby develop outside the uterus was life-threatening for both her and her baby. However, according to boyfriend, Victor Perfecto, she made it clear that she wanted to see the pregnancy through to the end.
Azelan Cruz cruz was born last Monday.
The embryo had attached itself to where the fallopian tube meets the uterus, the medical team explained - a cornual pregnancy. In most cases the tube ruptures and the pregnancy ends around the 12-14th week.

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The Most Stylish Pregnant Celebrity Ever

I must say that Miroslava Duma, editor of Harper's Bazaar Russia, could possibly have been the MOST STYLISH PREGNANT WOMAN EVER, arguably. Duma delivered a baby boy last September 23, 2010. But before then, she was styling and profiling and setting the bar very very high for pregnant chic.  I guess it helps being petite, having a fab style aesthetic, a team of stylists and access to all the best European designers through her job at Harper's. Check out how fly this Russian "IT" girl used to look when NOT Pregnant! You thoughts? Do you Agree?


Official Bellyitch Blog Gear: The "Bump This" Collection

Growing up in an urban neighborhood in Washington DC during the late1970s-early 1980s, there was a phrase we used to use when you wanted to dismiss an idea. The term "Bump This!"   was the equivalent to  "forget that".  And check it out,  I'm not lying. The term even made it to the Urban Dictionary. And guess what? They've got the nerve to be selling items using that phrase. 

Little do they know, in the context of pregnancy, maternity and the Baby Bump Watch phenomenon, BUMP THIS can mean a whole different thing.  

Certainly, it's not what pop rocker Avril Lavigne or hip hop crooner LL Cool J meant when they wrote songs titled "Bump This." Bump this, in those songs, meant turn up the music louder!

Evolution of a movement!

Designed with the colors of the official blog logo and with the posh, but still ultra hip Bellyitch Bumpwatch Babe in mind, the exclusive Bellyitch "Bump This" merchandise will have you standing out in a crowd and keep the uncool and unknowing guessing. Word!

How better to show off your growing baby bump than through a bump hugging
"Bump This" spaghetti -T?

Hipster, Rocker, Hip Hop mamas will look oh so fly in this "Bump This" T-shirt

Because baby got bump and Baby got BACK.., she's rocking her humps in the "Bump This" boy shorts

Finally, a baby bag that a dad can sport and still look dignified

You can be fly while lounging around the house too! Behold...  "Bump This" pajamas, ladies 

Bump "these"? Um no, the term is "bump THIS"

Only a limited amount are in stock.  Get yours before they sell out.  We already ordered a set to be delivered to the current Bellyitch Bumpwatch Babe class. (Stay tuned for a post of alums this week)

Click below or the site to the right. Sales support the online publication that brings you all the best advice, reviews, and celebrity gossip and photos you love!  

Thanks  for the support, Babes!


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Memorial Day Salute

Whether you are a pregnant soldier serving your country, a soldier whose wife is pregnant with your child, or a mom soldier, Bellyitch salutes you and all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting their children, their country and honor this memorial day and always. Thank you and God Bless.

The Military Bump Salute. 

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bump Watch: Tori Spelling out with family in Malibu

Tori Spelling, hubby Dean McDermott and kids 4-year old Liam and 2-year old Stella, with Dean's 12-year old kid Jack were out in Malibu during a family outing this weekend.  Check out more pics  in the DailyMail.

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Bump Watch: Alyssa Milano on stage with Prince

Alyssa Milano tweeted a photo of herself on stage with Prince during a date with her hubby yesterday.  “I’m the pregnant one dancing next to Prince (picture)” she tweeted.

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Ana Ortiz is Pregnant with second child

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --Congratulations are in order for Ana Ortiz – the actress is six months pregnant with her second child.

“We know it’s a boy,” Ana revealed in an E-mail to Latina.com on Thursday evening of her second impending arrival with husband Noah Lebenzon. “[We] are trying to come up with some names that we can agree on.

The former “Ugly Betty” star said she wants to choose a baby name that will reflect her heritage.

“It has to be Spanish,” she wrote. “But something non-speakers can pronounce without mauling.”
Additionally, the 40-year-old actress, who recently inked a multi-episode deal to guest star on HBO’s “Hung” alongside sexy series star Thomas Jane, said her pregnancy will not disrupt her new character’s storyline.

“They are shooting around it,” Ana explained, adding that she has filmed five episodes of the comedy so far. “It’s been an interesting journey.”

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Ana married musician Noah Lebenzon in June 2007.

She announced her first pregnancy in January 2009, and gave birth to a baby girl, Paloma Louise Lebenzon, the following June. Read the rest at Access Hollywood

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bump Watch: Ivanka Trump, pre pregnancy announcement

Before Ivanka Trump announced she was pregnant, she was photographed at an event wearing a baby doll dress that had a bubble in it, and also looking a wee bit more cherubic than usual. The speculation in this case proved true, but be that a warning to others trying to hide a pregnancy before making an announcement. Avoid baby doll dresses to cut off the rumormill. ha!
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Pro-Anorexia T-shirts in Onesies Size

UPDATED: Innocent joke? Or Tasteless prank that promotes anorexia? Your thoughts? Zazzle is one of those sites that lets anyone become a merchant and slap a logo on mugs, T's, hats bags etc. After the uproar over the listing, the merchant selling this above listing removed the onesie option, however, it is STILL available in little girl sizes. Want to spark a conversation on the playground? This would do it. Anyway, the T-shirt sparked notoriety after it was discussed on Huffington Post this month.

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Bump Watch: Maya Rudolph at NYC Upfronts

Maya Rudolph posed with fellow cast members of "Up All Night," new mom Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, at the NBC Network Upfront on Monday, May 16, 2011 in New York.

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Bump Watch: Victoria Beckham on Hollywood Boulevard

Fashionable pregnant celeb Victoria Beckham  attended Simon Fuller’s walk of fame star ceremony on Hollywood Blvd on Monday (May 23). Simply fab!
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Pregnant inmates no longer have to be handcuffed during delivery

Well thank God for good senses, check out this story reporeted in Boston.com:

Pregnant inmates in Rhode Island prisons could no longer be handcuffed or shackled during childbirth under legislation passed by the state House of Representatives Wednesday.
The legislation would prohibit the use of handcuffs, shackles or waist restraints during childbirth. Only the least restrictive restraints could be used during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, and medical staff could decide whether restraints should be removed. Exceptions could be made for inmates who pose a serious safety threat or flight risk.
The House passed the bill 48-16. The Senate has already passed an identical bill. Once both chambers finalize the bill it will head to Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent.
The House bill's sponsor, Rep. Donna Walsh, D-Charlestown, said her proposal is intended to prevent unnecessary harm to pregnant women and their unborn children. She called it a "humane" measure that recognizes pregnant prisoners present little threat.
"The top thing on her mind is not getting away, it's getting to the hospital," she said. "Ask a pregnant woman how fast she can run." Read More at Boston.com
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Bump Watch: P!nk in Santa Monica

Celebuzz has got pics of a P!nk out and about in Santa Monica, California looking carefree in all black and still quite gorg! I am sure she can't wait to have this baby so the cameras can give her a break for a minute. Whew! But then again....maybe they won't. She is due next month, we believe.
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