Saturday, June 30, 2012

Little Fashion Gallery - Up to 50% off designer kids clothes sale

The Little Fashion Gallery, which offers about 200 clothing, toys and decoration brands, including couture and designer brands such as Little Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney Kids, Bobo Choses, Finger in the Nose, Sessun and more, is having a sale!  Up to 50% off of its stock! Sweet! check it out mommy fashionistas with those trendy tot kids! The tres fashionable Suri Cruise would be proud. Sadly, she has to deal with the sadness or her mum Katie Holmes and pop Tom Cruise calling it quits after 5 years of marriage

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Bump Watch: Robbie Williams shares wife Adya's bare bump photo

Well, isn't this special. Brit pop singer Robbie Williams thought it would be cute to share this super adorable Belly pic of his wife Ayda's very cute baby bump on his website today, writing, "My two girls!"

Never mind me. Just a little jealous that she looks THAT good and is in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy! Wow! Looking great! The happy couple is expecting their first child, a daughter, this September.

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Bump Watch: Tamera Mowry-Housley, hot pink and shades bump photo

Tamera Mowry-Housley looked cool as a cucumber and stylish to boot in a recent photo she shared via Twitter this morning, June 30.

"Just me and my baby chilling on Tia and Tamera," she wrote. 

Love the dark aviator and that shade of hot pink complements her complexion well. The pony tail bun is quite a great chic look for her too. And loving the gladiator sandals too. We see you, mama!
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Carla Bruni is expecting, again! Her 2nd child in under a year!

So your name is Nicolas Sarkozy and you just lost your presidential re-election bid to the socialist opposition. So what!!?! You got another baby on the way.  After giving birth to her first child, daughter Guilia, with her  former French Prime Minister husband only last September, Carla Bruni is expecting again!

This will be her third child. She has an 11-year old daughter Aurelian with philosophy professor Raphael Enthoven.

This will be former prez Sarkozy's 5th child.  He has two sons, 25-year old Pierre and 23-year old Jean from his first marriage to Marie-Dominique Culioli, who he divorced in 1996. He also has a 13-year old son, Louis, from his second marriage to Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz who he divorced in 2007.

Well these two Fertile Myrtles join Tori Spelling and Kim Zolciak in the Irish Twins club! Congrats!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Sexy Swimsuit options for MOMs - The Monokini & The High Waist Bikini

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Moms -new, pregnant and in between -this summer as you head to the beach, don't feel compelled to wear that Mom Bathing suit with the ruffle skirt or the compulsory tankiLlllni. Instead, opt for these two styles to keep you looking hot and fashionable: The High Waisted bottom and The Monokini! 

The High Waist Bikini bottom is perfect for hiding your not-so-perfect, possibly stretch mark covered belly. It also compresses any extra flab pretty well! Sweet!
The Monokini style bathing suit accomplishes the same thing. Hides the tummy but has a sexy cut out in the sides.

Here are a few mainly affordable styles found around the web for you to consider and ponder as you head out swim suit shopping this weekend and in coming weeks! 

 Broadway - $39.99

Diary - $29.99

And these styles are great for full figured women with ample breasts

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Adele is pregnant!

Well lookey here, phenom Adele just announced on her website (which is currently crashing at the moment and cannot handle the traffic) that she is pregnant with her and boyfriend charity entrepreneur Simon Koneck's first child.  

Congrats to her. At the tender age of just 24, she is about to enter the world of mommy-hood. It will be a wild bump watch ride! Get on board everyone!

And it seems more celebrities are choosing to have their babies before getting married or foregoing it altogether - a la Bradgelina style...though "Rumor Has It" those two will get hitched soon. 

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Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison & Kings of Leon Nathan Followill's wife expecting

It seems like the brothers of  Kings of Leon  are tag teaming pregnancy too just like The Mowry (Tia and Tamera) and Campbell sisters (Tina and Erica).

Now that Caleb Followill and his wife Victoria Secret model Lily Aldridge are gushing over their brand new baby, Caleb's brother Nathan Followill announced that he and his wife since 2009, Jessie Baylin, are expecting their first child in December

"I can proudly announce that me & the lovely @JessieBaylin are expecting our first child. I'm beyond excited/anxious. Life is beautiful," Nathan announced on Twitter

So the pressure is on you Jared! He is the third brother in the band!

And this has been a busy week in pregnancy announcements.  

"Dixie Chicks" Emily Robison and her boyfriend Martin Strayer are expecting their first child together in September. The new addition will have older siblings: twins Juliana  and Henry, 7 and  Charles, 9, to welcome him or her. Their dad is  Emily's ex-husband Charlie Robison.
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unBump Watch: Anna Faris and hubby errand stroll in LA

PacificCoastNews cute was Anna Faris actually waiving to the paparazzi as she and her husband actor Chris Pratt ran errands in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 27? They always start out bubbly and friendly with the photogs and as their bellies grow and they get more irritable and annoyed at the flash and flicker, it quickly goes down hill from there! ha! Looking cute there, mama to be! This baby will be the couple's first child together.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Study: Pregnant women who stand long have low birth weight babies

Standing for long periods during a pregnancy may hamper the growth of the developing fetus, according to a new study published online in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Likewise, working more than 25 hours a week may subtly impact a fetus’ growth.

But the same study found no other adverse outcomes such as birth defects or preterm birth from working long hours, standing on your feet all day or doing physically demanding work.

Past research on the effects of a woman’s work on the health of her developing baby has been limited and many studies have looked at more serious outcomes rather than the subtler fetal growth. Physically demanding work, like heavy lifting, has been associated with these adverse outcomes in the past. Heavy physical work is thought to reduce the blood flow to the uterus and placenta, reducing the availability of oxygen and nutrients for the fetus.

But the authors of this study, from the Netherlands, wanted to examine associations between different work scenarios (standing, long hours and heavy lifting) on both fetal growth and adverse outcomes during different trimesters of pregnancy.

The study surveyed nearly 10,000 women from the Netherlands. The development of their babies was regularly measured throughout pregnancy, using ultrasound, and then at birth. Of the women surveyed, 39 percent said they stood for long periods of time at work—as teachers, child care workers, saleswomen and administrative employees.  About 46 percent said they were exposed to long periods of walking at work.  

The study found no significant associations between physically demanding work or long working hours on adverse birth outcomes.

But during the third trimester of pregnancy, they found that long periods of standing were significantly associated with a 3 percent smaller head circumference in infants.  In addition, working more than 40 hours a week was associated with a smaller head circumference and lower fetal growth. Long working hours were associated with approximately a 5 to 7 ounce lower birth weight. 

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Bump Watch: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick at the market

Kourtney Kardashian and beau Scott Disick were seen at Malibu Country Mart yesterday, June 27. 

The two were reportedly undergoing couple's therapy and are expecting their second child, a daughter this summer.

“He’s grown so much over the years. I love seeing him as a dad — he’s great with Mason — and I’m not saying that we’re perfect,” she has said.

“We go to therapy, which helps us a lot. I think we’re always working to better ourselves, which I think a lot of people can do.

“I could go into the therapy session despising him, but by the time I leave — even if he’s not in there — I feel like I understand him so much more.”

Good for them!

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10 endearing ways to show your child love

It seems like these days everyone is always rushing around, working late, and struggling to cross things off a to-do list. Not surprisingly, this go-go-go mindset makes it’s hard for parents to meaningfully connect with their children.  One way parents can nurture this relationship with their children is to express love in tangible ways.  If you’re looking to foster connection and demonstrate love, consider implementing these 10 things into your day. [And so from our friends at]
  1.     Give her random hugs.  Showing affection to your child is one way to connect with her on a physical level.  Kids need a soft place to fall, and knowing that that place is with you will go a long way to make your relationship a close one. Dole out hugs often. Doing so can lead to a healthier and more emotionally well balanced child according to Dacher Keltner, a professor of Psychology at Berkley.
  2.     Put notes in her lunch.  When she is young, having a smiley face or some other sticker in her lunch is a fun surprise to find.  Once she gets older and is able to read, you can send along notes of encouragement for an upcoming test or audition.  Notes are an easy way to let her know that you are thinking about her.
  3.     Surprise her with a small gift.  There’s something about being surprised with a small gift that makes the occasion special.  Gifts on holidays or birthdays might be expected, but a gift just because it’s Tuesday is a fun way to say, “I love you.”
  4.     Bring her a balloon, just because.  Balloons are so bright and fun that they always bring a smile to a child’s face.  Little things that you can do to brighten her day will show her that you love her.
  5.     Leave her notes on the mirror.  The mirror is a good place to leave notes for a couple of reasons.  The first reason is that everyone starts their day in the bathroom and will likely see the note which will create a good start to their day.  Secondly, as kids get older they stand and look at themselves in the mirror and are often critical.  Leaving notes that tell her how beautiful her eyes are or what shiny long hair she has will remind her of her assets instead of letting her focus on her flaws.  Being told nice things first thing in the morning will definitely let them know they are loved.  This is a good idea for working parents that may not see their child before they are off to school.
  6.     Fix her favorite meal. Putting forth the extra effort to make her favorite meal will let her know that you care about her and that she is loved.  Celebrate the little things like a lost tooth or winning student of the month.
  7.     Bake her favorite cookies for an after school snack.  Most kids will grab a snack right after school.  Many times it will be something like fruit or some chips, nothing special.  On a day when it’s rainy or when you know she’s been down, it’s a loving gesture to make her favorite cookies for a snack.  Comfort food isn’t called “comfort food” for nothing.
  8.     Take her for a special date night.  Create a date night just for the two of you.  Take her to the salon for a pedicure or to see a ballgame.  Spending one-on-one time with her will give her time to share with you and for you to let her know how much you care about her.
  9.     Tuck her into bed and sing her a lullaby.  Yelling good night as she heads off to bed by herself isn’t as loving as walking with her to her room and taking the time to tuck her in and sing her a lullaby.  Older kids may think that they want to be grown up, but especially in those tween years when they are caught between wanting to be a teen and wanting to still be your baby, tucking them in will be appreciated.
  10.     Cuddle up with her to watch TV. Put in a movie, pop some popcorn and cuddle up on the couch to watch some TV.  Doing so can serve as a time to relax and reconnect with each other.  Special times like this will strengthen your bond and remind her how much she is loved.
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Alyson Hannigan rejects Hollywood high post-delivery body standards for celebrity women

Kudos to Bellytich Bumpwatch alum, Alyson Hannigan, of ABC's  How I Met Your Mother for being an advocate of regular moms.

She recently tweeted

"I think by Hollywood standards I'm supposed to be in bikini shape now that my baby is 4 weeks old," she tweeted last Thursday. "My workout goal: Food drops in lap, not on belly."

After receiving well-wishes from fans, she continued "I still haven't lost all the weight from my first daughter. Oh well."

And reminded her followers, " It takes the uterus 6 weeks to shrink all the way back. You still have time. ;p” my uterus is also in my hips." 

Good for her!!

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Study: No need to wait 6 months after miscarriage to get pregnant

A miscarriage is the natural loss of a baby before the twentieth week of pregnancy. Experts say many pregnancies end before a woman even knows she was pregnant. Up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a miscarriage.
Miscarriages are generally caused by genetic problems with the baby that prevent it from developing. But whatever the cause, the loss of a pregnancy can be heartbreaking. And sometimes the advice that women receive after a miscarriage can also be heartbreaking.
Some women are told to wait before they try to get pregnant again. A 2005 report from the World Health Organization advised waiting at least six months. Some doctors advise women to wait even longer.
But a Scottish study published in 2010 found no need to delay. Researchers from the University of Aberdeen examined the medical records of thirty thousand women. The women visited Scottish hospitals between nineteen eighty-one and two thousand. They had miscarriages in their first known pregnancies and became pregnant again.
The study found that 85% of women who waited less than six months to get pregnant had live births. That compared to seventy-three percent of women who waited more than two years.
Those who quickly became pregnant again were less likely to have a dangerous pregnancy form in their fallopian tubes. They were less likely to lose their fetus after twenty weeks, known as a stillbirth. They were also less likely to give birth by caesarean section. And they had fewer preterm births and fewer babies with low birth weight.
The study found that about 40% of women became pregnant again within six months. Twenty-five percent got pregnant within six to twelve months.
The women who quickly became pregnant again after a miscarriage were more likely to be older. Older women might be less likely to delay because they know there are more risks with pregnancy the older they get.
The twenty-ten report appeared in the BMJ, the British Medical Journal.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Twins for Anna Paquin! She joins these other current & past celebrity moms carrying twins

Us Weekly reports that Anna Paquin and her husband Stephen Moyer are expecting twins in the fall.  You can too if you check out the Bellyitch Guide to Having Twins!  But perhaps it is inevitable. Recall, just last month a report was published that said one in three three babies in the US will be born a twin.

She will join the growing long list disporportionate number of celebrities to have twins (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rebecca Romijn, Julia Roberts, Julie Bowen, Lisa Marie Presley, Laura Bush, Jane Seymore, Holly Hunter, Holly Robinson Peete, Angela Bassett) and....
...those currently pregnant with twins such as  Kayte Grammer who is currently expecting twins this summer with husband Kelsey Grammer..

And Actress Daya Vaidya who is expecting twin boys this July with husband Don Wallace....

So this above photo of Anna in April at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, DC was a precursor of a future red carpet debut with an even fuller belly full of twins as we saw with....

Angelina Jolie (with Brad Pitt)

Garcelle Beuvais-Nilon

Jennifer Lopez

Molly Ringwald

Marcia Cross

Comedienne/Actress/Academy Award winner Mo'nique

Wow! That's a whole lot of twins right there!
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