About four months after welcoming her first child, Carlin Bates has shared an update on Instagram.
Sadly, however, it's not a very positive one.
In a revealing post on Saturday, the Bringing Up Bates star said that daughter Layla, who was born on January 31, is experiencing breathing issues and has wound up in hospital on a couple of occasions.
The very young child has been diagnosed with a heart condition.
'There have been many ups and downs since our precious Layla was born. In some ways I feel like the hospital has become our 2nd home!" wrote Bates on social media, adding in further detail:
Here's a little backstory and we deeply appreciate your prayer.
"Since Layla was born, she has had breathing problems and episodes of turning blue where she can't catch her breath.
"When these first started happening we thought, 'Well, maybe it's because she was premature, so that's what's causing her to struggle more.'"
Carlin and her husband, Evan, said earlier this year that Layla came into the world weighing in at 5 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 18 inches in length.
"Although she came earlier than we expected, this is the best kind of celebration we have ever experienced, and we are so in love with our new role as parents!" they said at the time.
"If you keep up with our YouTube, I had become very sick and ended up in the hospital for a few days with meningitis," continued Bates on her status update this weekend, adding:
"Since the doctor couldn't determine what I had at first, Layla had to go home with my sister Erin.
"When we got a call the next day explaining that she was having rapid breathing and turning blue, I panicked pretty hard."
Of course, right? Any parent would react in the same way.
"She was rushed to Children's Hospital, and I was overcome with fear of the unknown, along with feeling guilty that I couldn't be there with her," continued Bates.
"Evan went back and forth from hospital to hospital, checking on us both. I felt so alone, and struggled to put my faith and trust in God."
We really can't imagine going through this,
It's every mother's nightmare, you know?
"When I got out of the hospital, the doctors told me Layla's EKG levels weren't reading right and told us we needed to have a follow up appointment with a heart specialist."
It turned out that Layla has a hole in her heart.
The couple has told that holes in baby’s hearts often close by themselves.
However, in the meantime, Bates has ordered a special sock to monitor Layla’s heart rate and oxygen levels “because this nervous mother couldn’t sleep at night!”
This is how Bates concluded on Instagram:
Although we’re still so nervous about the outcomes of everything, I know my God is in control and He’s writing our little story. I am so thankful for His protection over my sweet baby girl. We’ve been in some scary places, but I know I can lean on Jesus.
I may have many fears and worries, but I’m doing my best to place them in His hands.
Becoming a mother has grown me in so many ways, and I’m beyond blessed that God gave me this little girl. We appreciate all your prayers for Layla Rae.
Carlin and Stewart met in the fall of 2016 and married at Castleton Farms in Tennessee in May 2019.
They announced in September that they were expecting their first child.
We wish them the very best.
Last year, fan-favorite Married At First Sight couple Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner announced that they were expecting their second child.
This week, they welcomed the birth of their baby boy!! And they even livestreamed it for fans to watch.
Jamie and Doug have announced the birth of their son, Hayes Douglas.
This sweet baby was born on Wednesday, May 13, at their New Jersey home.
Jamie had already announced to her followers that she would be having a home birth in her tub.
Hayes was born at 3:37 PM and weighed 9 pounds and 4 ounces, with a measured length of 21 inches.
"He's so perfect," she and Doug raved to People.
Theycomment: "He looks just like his big sister Gracie."
"We're in this together," the happy couple states. "You and me, baby Hayes!"
That is such a sweet message ... and they had more to say on social media.
"And he’s clearly a very good listener!" Jamie announced on Instagram.
She explained her joke: We served him his eviction notice and within 24 hours he vacated the premises!"
"I want to thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, positive vibes, & sticky baby dust," Jamie told her fans.
She thanked them for the good vibes "you sent me throughout my pregnancy with @babyboyhehne."
"I truly have the best FRANS!" she wrote, merging the words friends and fans.
"All of your love and support hasn’t gone unnoticed," she promised.
"And," Jamie announced, "all that positive energy sprinkled out into the universe WORKED!"
She detailed: "He’s snuggling on my chest perfectly calm & content as I write this caption to you!"
"I’m sorry I wasn’t able to go 'live' longer," Jamie needlessly apologized.
She explained: "I was in so much pain during contractions and this labor happened so fast!"
"I wanted to really focus on my breathing and being one with my son," Jamie expressed.
She gushed: "Within 6 hours he was OUT!"
"I HAVE SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU," Jamie told her adoring followers.
"But," she lamented, "it’s almost 11:30 pm and I’m EXHAUSTED!"
"Thank you soooo much again!" Jamie raved. "We love you!"
That is very, very sweet.
Jamie has also explained that she only recently learned her father's identity, which helped influence the baby's name.
She shared that the family name, Rogan, would be "too much too soon" as she is just getting to know the family.
"We really like the idea of having H names," Jamie wrote.
"But," she said, "when I found my father through a DNA test (after not knowing him for my whole life) I wanted to honor my dad in some way."
"I never got the chance to meet him," Jamie explained.
She added: "I found him just a couple months after he passed."
"WE ARE SO EXCITED TO FINALLY HAVE A NAME FOR THIS SWEET BOY!" Jamie proclaimed.
At the time, she added: "Now, I can't wait to see his face! SOON! So soon!"
She's done it again, folks.
Terra Jole and her husband Joe Gnoffo welcomed their third child last Wednesday March 11, a rep for the Little Women: LA star has confirmed to People Magazine and other outlets.
Said the couple in a statement last week:
“With all of the fear surrounding us we are blessed to have the best news of our year. Our baby girl came healthy and happy through Mom’s last pregnancy."
The child arrived to the world weighing 5 lbs., 12 oz., and measuring 20 inches.
Jole, of course, is referencing the frightening Covid-19 outbreak in her above message.
The baby is named Magnolia August and Joleens and her husband added the following on Friday, also citing the spreading virus and resulting nationwide shutdown:
We are tucked away safely at home and waiting for all of this to pass so we can finally introduce our friends and family to our Magnolia.
While we understand these are uncertain times, we are overjoyed to be here, a family of five!
As you can see above and below, the veteran reality star also shared some up close, personal and adorable photos of her daughter on Instagram.
Jole, meanwhile, has confirmed Magnolia is achondroplasia and “will be tested” to see if she’s also pseudoachondroplasia.
“That’s the last thing we are worried about right now though,” she tells People. “Keeping the family healthy is No. 1.”
Terra and Joe are already parents to five-year-old daughter Penny and three-year-old son Grayson.
The new mom of three is overjoyed, of course... but is also keeping fellow Little Women: LA costar Christy McGinity in her thoughts.
As previously reported, McGinity suffered a tragedy a few days ago when her newborn, Violet Eva, died two weeks after her March 6 birth.
“Our hearts are broken for Christy and her family,” Jole says. “We’re devastated for her loss. No parent should ever have to bury their child.”
For her part, Terra announced her pregnancy back in November, revealing that the third baby was a surprise to her and Joe.
“This pregnancy was not planned,” she told People at the time. “This child will forever be a blessing.”
All members of Jole's family are little people, with Terra, Penny and Magnolia all being diagnosed with achondroplasia; while Joe has pseudoachondroplasia, as does Grayson.
“Being little may be challenging at times, but it has made us who we are today,” the Little Women cast member previously told People, concluding two years ago:
“It won’t always be easy. It won’t always be hard, but embracing dwarfism will hopefully be instilled in both of our children.”
It's another Bringing Up Bates baby!
Carlin Stewart (née Bates) and Evan Stewart welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Friday, January 31, according to Us Weekly and, of course, the extremely happy couple itself.
Here are the pertinent details as we know them right now:
Layla Rae Stewart (adorable name!0 was born at 3:56 p.m. on yesterday, weighing in at 5 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 18 inches in length.
"How do you describe an experience so emotionally intense and so magically wonderful as welcoming a brand new baby into the world?” the famous twosome told Us Weekly on Saturday, continuing as follows:
“We feel like our lives just became incredibly busy, but unimaginably blessed with little Layla Rae’s arrival!
"She has already consumed our thoughts and intentions for these past pregnancy months and now, no day will ever be the same without her!
"Although she came earlier than we expected, this is the best kind of celebration we have ever experienced, and we are so in love with our new role as parents!"
Bates, who is close friends with Joy-Anna Duggar, confirmed she was expecting back in early September.
She was due in mid-February, but had to be induced on Friday -- per the aforementioned tablpid -- after being diagnosed with the same blood-clotting disorder as her older sister, Erin Paine, early in her pregnancy.
Carlin, meanwhile, also announced the blessed news on Instagram.
Wrote the reality star:
It’s true! Layla Rae has arrived! Evan and I spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like the first time we met our sweet baby girl face-to-face but the truth is, all that dreaming and we still didn’t even come close to what the actual moment felt like!
Layla Rae has captured our hearts and we are FOREVER changed.
In an instant, my heart was more full than I ever dreamed it could be and we are so incredibly grateful to God that he chose us to be this little girl’s parents.
Carlin and Evan got married via a romantic May ceremony last year in Castleton Farms Tennessee, after getting engaged in September 2018 and after they started dating two years prior to that.
A special episode of Bringing Up Bates, tiitled “I Love You Day,” airs on February 13... while season 9 of the popular rreality series will premiere on March 5; both on UPtv.
Concluded Bates to wrap up her baby post:
Layla Rae, thank you for making me a mommy and your Dad a daddy! There’s nothing we won’t do for you. Welcome to the world sweet baby girl!
We send our very best wishes to the new immediate family!
Tori Roloff is happy, blessed... and also very confused.
She doesn't understand.
She can't imagine how she got here this quickly -- or, to be more specific, how her daughter got here this quickly.
The Little People, Big World star has provided a fun and detailed update on her second-born child, sharing a few new photos (above and beloow) of little Lilah Roloff, along with some insightful and helpful words.
"How do we have a 2 month old already?! Lilah has woken up this month and is getting the sweetest personality ever," wrote the reality star as a caption to these snapshots.
Tori and husband Zach, as you likely know, are also parents to an adorable two-and-a-half-year old named Jackson.
She was born at 6:52 p.m., weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 18 1/2 inches long at the time.
"Zach and I are so excited to introduce you to our sweet baby girl Lilah. She has been the perfect addition to our family!" said Tori upon confirming the amazing news.
Since that time, she's been an open parenting book, keeping followers well apprised of her daughter's status via caption and photos.
At one month old, Tori told us a lot about Lilah.
And now, one month later, Tori has an even more extensive update to share.
"Lilahs favorite thing is still bath time," she wrote as part of her new list, for example, adding a handful of new items:
She smiles with her whole face.
She loves watching her big brother and staring at her dad.
But wait, folks, there's more. (And we're so grateful to Tori for passing these informative tidbits along. It's like we're watching Lilah grow up before our eyes!)
She’s starting to track and recognize faces.
Lilah usually falls asleep during tummy time.
She is sleeping anywhere from 5-7 hour stretches at night.
Tori just had to then throw in, based on a couple of the pictues above "...and that tongue?!" She makes a good point, doesn't she?
Tori and Zach recently introduced Lilah to newborn cousin Bode, born to Audrey and Jeremy on January 8.
These photos of these babies together nearly made us literally melt on the spot.
"We are loving our sweet Lilah ray and have really gotten to know her this month," concluded Tori in her update, writing as an all-too-true farewell for now:
"Time goes by so quickly and I’m trying to just enjoy every last second. We love you sweet bean!"
Cameron Diaz stunned the celebrity gossip world on two levels last week.
First, the actress announced she had become a first-time mother at the age of 47.
Second, the actress announced she had become a first-time mother at the age of 47… to a girl named Raddix!
While fans of Diaz and husband Benji Madden were understandably excited over the arrival of this baby (via surrogate), they were also a bit perplexed and curious.
Raddix?!? Where did the stars come up with such a unique name?
To be clear up front, we cannot say for certain. Neither Diaz nor Madden has commented on the name or said anything about the baby herself outside of their initial announcement.
However, friends of the beloved couple believe the name “Raddix” is a combination of “rad” (which is one of their favorite words, according to an Us Weekly insider) and a translation of “new beginning.”
This is considered a fitting sentiment after Madden and Diaz’s challenging journey to parenthood, which has been sort of well chronicled at this point.
“It’s so like Cam and Benji to pick a quirky yet meaningful name,” and “they agree it suits her perfectly,” this source tells the aforementioned tabloid.
The actress and the musician had been trying for a baby via IVF, acupuncture and supplements for about five years before they opted for surrogacy, multiple outlets have reported since this news first broke.
The stars got married in 2015, a year after Diaz’s last film, and almost immediately started trying for a baby.
Due to the actress’ age, however, or perhaps due to other factors… they were sadly unable to do so prior to agreeing on surrogacy and meeting their little one on December 30.
“They went through so much to get to this point. Cameron feels like this baby is truly a miracle,” a source previously said to Us Weekly.
We’ve also heard Madden and Diz are opting to NOT use a nanny and are instead hunkered down at home these days, being as hands-on with Raddix as possible.
“Happy New Year from the Maddens!” the couple wrote on Instagram several days ago, revealing their child’s existence and name as follows:
“We are so happy, blessed and grateful to being this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family.”
As you might expect, no photo was attached to this statement and we don’t expect to see one any time soon,.
Benji and Cameron went on to emphasize how much they value both their own privacy and the privacy of their newborn.
“While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one’s privacy,” the statement continued, concluding as follows:
“So we won’t be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute!! Some would even say RAD.
“From our family to all of yours, we’re sending our love and best wishes for a Happy New Year and Happy New Decade. Sincerely, Cameron&Benji.”
We continue to send our very best wishes to Madden and Diaz.
Lauren Duggar and Josiah Duggar officially help comprise a family of three.
This, of course, became the case back on November 8 when the famous couple welcomed its very first child into the world, a precious baby girl named Bella.
But it's now been made even more official with the unveiling of the twosome's first family photo with their daughter.
“We are so thankful to God for our sweet blessing!” the TLC personalities told Us Weekly on Tuesday, adding in a statement:
“She has already brought so much joy in our lives. We are obsessed with her adorable smiles. It’s hard to imagine life without her!”
They also provided this tabloid with a picture of themselves and Bella, which you can see HERE.
The reality stars had previously posted a picture on Instagram of only the newborn by themselves, a sweet snapshot you don't need to leave our website to check out:
Gushed Lauren and Josiah after becoming parents three weeks ago:
"After a long and difficult labor, our girl arrived.
"When we finally got to see and hold our precious Bella Milagro all the pain instantly went away.
"We can’t believe she is ours — she is so perfect! She definitely has lived up to her name which means, ‘beautiful miracle.’
"Today we are basking in God’s goodness!"
The arrival of a baby, which is a blessing for any man and woman, was made especially powerful and emotional for these two because Lauren suffered a miscarrage just last year.
A couple months ago, we found out that we were expecting, but suddenly thereafter, we lost our baby,” she said in a video posted by TLC in February of 2019.
Said Josh in this same piece of heartbreaking clip:
"It really was a hard time for our family going through this right after we got married. And all the dreams of getting to see our little one and hold it in our hands dashed before our eyes."
Lauren also offered the following advice to any woman who has gone through this tragedy:
"Every day, you have to give that sweet little one to the Lord. There are many times where you can just be fearful and think, ‘Oh, I’m going to lose this one too.’
"But … this child belongs to the Lord. He’s the one that has given this life."
Since becoming a mother, questions have arisen over whether Lauren gave birth at home, with most evidence pointing to her having to go to a hospital after she went into labor about a week before her due date.
We don't care about this, obviousy.
We think that's the smart, sensible and responsible thing to do.
But it would mean the couple broke one of the more ridiculous Duggar Family rules out there.
Elsewhere, we can confirm that the little one arrived at 6 pounds and 5 ounces, measuring 18.5 inches long.
She was born a mere six months after the aforementioned miscarriage.
"God’s faithfulness to us in our most difficult moments has sustained us and brought us such love and comfort,” the couple told Us exclusively in May, continuing back then:
“We cannot begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to holding this baby in our arms this fall.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together!
Bella was the also second Duggar baby girl to be born this month, as Josiah's brother, Joe, and his wife, Kendra, welcomed their second child, Addison Renee, a week earlier.
The excitement for the Duggars isn't close to being finished yet, either:
Anna and her child molester of a husband, Josh, are due with their sixth kid any day now!
The Hills are alive with the sounds of…
Both of the happy and frustrated variety, we should specify, because Lauren Conrad just welcomed a brand new baby into the world!
The former MTV personality confirmed this blessed piece of news herself on Wednesday evening being an adorable drawing of what we presume to be herself, her husband William Tell and their two kids.
“Our sweet baby boy, Charlie Wolf Tell, has arrived!” Conrad wrote on Instagram as a caption to the cool image below.
The couple is already parents to son Liam James Tell, 2.
The Hills alumna initially shared news of her second pregnancy back in April, posting a sweet photo of her bump and writing along with it:
“It’s been hard to keep this one to myself! Very excited to share that our family will be getting a little bigger this year.”
Conrad, who has remained mostly out of the spotlight ever since the original The Hills went off the air (she plays no role in the much-maligned reboot) married Tell in a September 2014 sunset ceremony at a boutique winery.
She mostly makes a living these days in the fashion industry.
A decade before tying the knot and shifting her goals, however, an 18-year-old Conrad sky-rocketed to prominence after being cast on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
This reality show chronicled her and her friends’ lives in their hometown of Laguna Beach, California.
This series was then spunoff to create The Hills two years later.
After it went off the air, though, Conrad really focused on her family life and the fashion world, never even responding to shade hurled her way by former rivals Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.
She really does seem far over all that these days.
Earlier this year, meanwhile, Lauren opened up about finding her footing when it comes to parenthood.
“Feeling like your quote unquote old self, I think takes a really long time,” she said in her Asking For a Friend podcast, adding at the time:
“For me, I would argue it took me at least a year to start feeling like normal again.”
We’re guessing millions and millions of women can relate to this quote and the sentiment behind it.
Thankfully, the ex-reality star has learned to lean on her parents — and her husband’s family.
“There is a lot of pressure to do it on your own and I felt that even with all the help I was like, ‘No, I need to do this all by myself,'” Lauren said.
“I don’t know when we decided that that was the way it was supposed to be or set that standard because it’s so impossible. When you’re not sleeping, that’s a form of torture!
“You’ll literally lose your mind to the point where I was like, ‘I don’t know if I’m qualified to watch a baby right now. I don’t know if I should be left along with my child. I haven’t slept in three days. I’m so tired.'”
We feel ya, LC.
And we’re so very happy for you and William!
Congrats on the new addition!
Flip or Flop?
How about neither? How about... celebrate!
Christina Anstead and her husband, Ant, now have a reason to be doing exactly that, as they just welcomed their first child into the universe together.
"Ant and I are so excited to welcome Hudson London Anstead into the world," Christina wrote today on Instagram, adding in further detail:
"Our hearts are SO full of love and joy! Our healthy baby boy was born this morning- 9/6/19 - 7 lbs 7 oz 19.5 inches long."
Added the very excited new father:
“Welcome to the world! Hudson London Anstead I am in awe! Mummy and baby are simply perfect!”
Here is our very first look at the precious newborn and his parents:
The baby boy is the couple’s first child as a, well, couple.
Christina, who still hosts an HGTV show with her ex-husband, shares son Brayden James, 4, and daughter Taylor Reese, 9 this month, with Tarek El Moussa.
Ant is also a father to son Archie, 13, and daughter Amelie, 16 this month, with his ex Louise.
That's quite the large and busy household!
Christina and Ant got married in December of 2018.
They confirmed that they had a little one on the way three months later.
“@ant_anstead and I are so excited to announce #babyanstead coming this September,” the California native wrote alongside a PDA pic on Instagram in March, adding:
“The kids are all so excited to meet their new sibling #5 #Gonnaneedabiggercar."
Christina and Tarek seemed like the perfect couple for years as the hosts of Flip or Flop.
However, they announced their separation in December of 2016 after a bizarre incident in which the stars got into an argument and then Christina called the cops because Tarek went into the woods with a gun.
The situation was eventually resolved (Tarek said he was simply afraid of wild animals) and the pair eventually finalized their divorce.
Ever since, Christina and Tarek have been very respectful of each other in public, never insulting the other one and always emphasizing that their children came first.
And now Christina has a third child to prioritize.
"It’s so amazing that we get to raise a child together,” she told People Magazine earlier this summer.
“All of the kids are so excited. I love all the fun chaos and a full house. I always thought I would only have two, and now I’ll have five!
For his part, El Moussa actually spilled the baby beans again on Thursday, September 5, when he told Us Weekly his ex-wife’s due date:
“She’s having the baby tomorrow, so I’m excited for her. Tomorrow my children are going to have a new brother. It’s all one big family!"
How mature and responsible, right?
Congrats to the parents!
Archie Harrison is extremely cute and very loved.
This much we know.
But we now know something else about the first and, thus far only, child of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: His Christening date!
According to multiple sources, this major religious event will take place on Saturday, July 6.
Per People Magazine sources, the very young man - who turns two months old on this same date - will celebrate his milestone in Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel at Windsor Castle.
The location was chosen by the Duchess and Duke of Sussex because they “wanted an intimate, peaceful setting in a place with such a special connection to Her Majesty,” People writes.
It probably also helped that Meghan and Harry now reside at Frogmore Cottage... which is also on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
So there won't be any need to stuff Archie into a car seat.
What else do we know about the pending Royal Christening?
Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, will be by her daughter's side for the occasion, although Queen Elizabeth actually will NOT be due to a prior commitment.
Before you take this as a sign that the Queen clearly hates Markle, please consider/remember: both the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were absent for Prince Louis' Christening last year.
We can also confirm, via what we read on the Internet, that the gathering will be attended by approximately 25 family members and friends -- and that photos to be released the next day.
Both of these tidbits are typical of a Royal Christening.
The timing of the baptism also makes sense, considering Prince William and Kate Middleton's three kids - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - were all Christened within about three months of their birth.
Moreover, Charlotte and Louis were both christened in the month of July, just like Archie will be.
Or maybe just a coincidence.
“This is a beautiful milestone and they are excited to share it as a family first and then with the world,” an insider tells People Magazine.
Markle and Harry, meanwhile, have also announced that they'll be taking a tour of Africa in the near future ... with Archie in tow! It will mark the first time the baby leaves his native country.
During the Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit (an event honoring his late mother, Princess Diana), Harry delivered a speech this week in which he opened up about caring for his son.
"I'm struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model. The person who may be sitting here today that doesn't realize that someone looks up to them, that -- for that person -- you inspire them to be kinder, better, greater, more successful, more impactful," said Harry, adding:
"Perhaps it's the newfound clarity I have as a father knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps."
Added the handsome Royal:
"But it's not just my role as a father that shows me that; it's in the people I see every day that don't realize how inspirational they are to those watching.
"From small acts of kindness to large measures of character -- each move that we make matters, especially when we don't think anyone is watching. That is when our true character comes to light."
The following photo is too cute for words.
It's our job to write many words about things and people within the world of celebrity gossip, so we're gonna go ahead and give this a shot...
In honor of the very first time he can celebrate Father's Day for a personal and important reason, Prince Harry has gone ahead and shared a new picture of the person who has made this possible.
We're talking about the Royal Stud's only child to date, of course, Archie.
The latest member of Great Britain's most famous family entered the world back on May 6 and, aside from one public outing two days later, has mostly been kept out of the spotlight ever since.
Harry and polarizing wife Meghan Markle have been caring for the newborn away from London and all the cameras, onlookers, press, etc. over the past five weeks or so.
But Harry took a break from this hiatus on Father's Day.
“Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex,” reads the caption on Harry and Meghan's official Instagram account to the image above.
Really, does it get any more precious?!?
The snapshot features young Archie's tiny hand wrapped around the finger of his father.
And while the bottm half of Archie's face is covered up, this is actually the best look we've gotten so far of the brand new human's eyes and head.
Just over a month ago, meanwhile, Markle and Harry celebrated her very first Mother's Day as an actual mother by also sending an emotional message to her fans around the world.
They did so as a caption to another picture of their son.
“Paying tribute to all mothers today — past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you,” the Royals wrote along with a picture that showed Meghan tenderly touching her son’s tiny feet at the time.
This caption concluded:
“Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe.
"This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex.”
Harry is probably celebrating Father’s Day at the family’s cottage home in Windsor.
From what he's said in public so far, he seems to really be taking to parenthood.
Just days after Archie’s birth on May 6, Harry told journalists:
“It’s great. Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two and a half days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.
“[We look forward to spending] precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.”
Enjoy it while you can, man. Time really does fly.
Congratulations are in order for Chris Brown.
And prayers are needed for the little boy or girl who is about to grow up with Chris Brown as a father.
The rapper is expecting his second child with Ammika Harris, numerous outlets have confirmed.
It's unclear just how far along Harris is in her pregnancy, but Us Weekly writes that she and the violent superstar broke up a few months ago.
So... she's either already well into her second trimester and the news just broke; or Brown and Harris had some non-relationship sex at some point in the fairly recent past.
At last check, Brown was romantically linked to Instagram model Indya Marie.
We remain perplexed, of course, over why he would be romantically linked to anyone, considering Chris Brown is a tempermental abuser who bloodied Rihanna's face with his fists a few years ago.
Since then, he has been accused of domestic violence on multiple other occasions as well.
The New York Post first reported that Brown is expecting, noting that he dropped hints in May when he remarked on a photo Harris,playing basketball at an arcade.
“BM BAD,” he wrote at the time, using the common abbreviation for “baby mama."
Neither Brown nor Harris has said anything else about the topic since then.
Their baby, however, will join half-sibling Royalty in Brown's immediate/extended family; her mother is Nia Guzman.
According to the star, he thinks that being a dad is "very humbling" and he does seem to dote on the five-year-old toddler.
Just take one look at Brown's Instagram and it's apparent he spends his fair share of time with Royalty.
At other times, of course, he continues to try and roast another ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
Brown just slammed her boyfriend, Victor Cruz, this past Thursday, writing of the former wide receiver's fashion sense:
“No shade boo, but PLEAS [sic] STYLE HIM.
"He look like he shopping off the manikin [sic] and trying to bargain with the sales manager. Retired wrestler spanks [sic]. I’M F—KING AROUND … Good [sic] bless.”
Oh, that Chris Brown.
Always such a joker, right?
Ammika Harris is reportedly having Chris Brown's baby. She may need ALL the prayers, you guys.
Added Brown on social media:
"No shade. Just minor. Nothing bad or major. UPGRADE HIM SIS. I’ll take him around to style him. NOT HATE. He just need some game spirit.
"Peace love and joy. JUST PLEASE UPGRADE YA [sic] MAN BOO."
Sounds like you banged yourself a real winner there, Ammika Harris.
Please keep your child as far away from him as possiblel
Bachelor Nation has officially been expanded.
Are you ready to meet its latest and tiniest new member?
On Wednesday night, former Bachelor lead Arie Luyendyk Jr. announced to the world that his chosen suitor and relatively new wife, Lauren Burnham, has given birth to the couple's first-ever child.
"We have a healthy, BEAUTIFUL baby girl," the polarizing reality star wrote to his Instagram Story after a long night spent at the hospital, which he and Lauren documented on social media.
"Mommy and baby are doing great, we are so incredibly happy," he added"
However, while Arie confirmed that the bundle of joy checked in at 6 Ibs, 13 oz. and measured 20 centimeters in length, Arie failed to provide the baby's name or any photos.
Until now, that is!
“This was first time she laid eyes on me and I’m forever changed,”the 37-year old captioned the above father-daughter shot via Instagram on Thursday, May 30.
He also revealed his daughter’s name, Alessi Ren Luyendyk.
“Congrats buddy!” Sean Lowe, who also found love on the ABC series, wrote in the comments section of this photograph.
Chris Harrison also had to chime in of course.
“God bless you all my friend,” he wrote underneath Luyendyk’s post before writing a longer comment on Burnham’s image, which we've shared below:
“Sending you all my love...and now diapers."
Arie chose Lauren to be his future wife after a controversial After the Rose special last year in which he dumped Becca Kufrin on national television and went back to Burnham afterward.
The pair then announced their engagement in November and their pregnancy in January of this year.
It didn't sound as if the latter was planned, but Arie and Lauren rushed to the altar and got married just weeks after telling the world she was expecting.
Everything seems to have worked out for the stars, though, huh?
Just look at what their love has created:
"She is sweet, calm and @ariejr, and I could not be more in love with her," Lauren wrote on Instagram alongside another adorable snapshot.
Upon exchanging vows, Arie said the following to Us Weekly:
“Ever since we’ve gotten together, we wanted to fast-forward to this day,” the groom told the tabloid at the time, adding:
“It’s been a year.
"That’s kind of crazy ‘cause I remember a year ago we were doing ‘happy couples [weekend on The Bachelor]’ and talking about getting married and wanting to do that, even last year, so it’s awesome that the day is finally here.”
Congrats to Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham!
Say this about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West:
They are nothing if not reliable.
One week after welcoming their fourth child (via surrogate), the world famous couple has announced the little boy's name...
... and it may not be Bear, as some social media users had suspected, but it is highly unusual.
Are you ready, readers?
Are you ready to say hello to PSALM WEST?!?
Kardashian revealed her fourth child’s name on Twitter and Instagram this afternoon, several days after simply telling the world that "he's here and he's perfect."
She did so in form of a text conversation with her husband, as you can see below:
“Beautiful Mother’s Day with the arrival of our fourth child. We are blessed beyond measure. We have everything we need,” West wrote, to which Kim simply wrote "Psalm West."
And now this question is answered.
Psalm joins siblings North, Saint and Chicago in a family full of kids whose names are also nouns.
That's not a statement of judgment, it's just a fact.
Prior to this announcement, folks had started to believe that child number-four would be named "Bear" because Kim had included a bear emoji along with photos from her recent baby shower.
The mother of four followed her baby name reveal a few minutes later with an update on the week-old, adding simply:
“He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her.”
Psalm was born via surrogate on May 9, 2019. He siblings are aged five, three and 16 months.
In April, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said she was considering naming her son after her brother, Rob Kardashian.
“But then it’s like, North, Saint, Chicago, Rob,” Kim told Jimmy Kimmel at the time while a guest on his talk show.
“It doesn’t really go. I really was feeling like that, or Robert. And my brother approved it, so that’s, like, our one kind of name. I like Rob West.”
So do we.
But Kim is right: Once you've gone with North, Saint and Chicago, you really have no choice but to follow those up with something like... Psalm.
As of right now, we don't believe the child has a middle name.
We actually don't think any of Kim's kids have a middle name.
Will any siblings join this ever-growing immediate family? It doesn't sound that way.
"Kim and Kanye have known for awhile and are very excited. They had one male embryo left and are thrilled it has worked out," a source previously told E! News, adding back then:
"Kim always wanted four kids and having two boys and two girls feels perfect.
"They were very happy with the entire experience the first time and are so grateful to have one more baby."
As for how she and Kanye arrived at the name Psalm?
Kim has not yet said.
However, she did try to explain the process to Kimmel a short while back:
“We all weigh in. I definitely take a family survey, but it’s usually after the baby’s born and we’re trying to figure out what the baby looks like.
"I usually go about three or four days nameless until I feel that it really connects with me.”
So we guess this one looks like a Psalm, huh? Interesting.
The question now: Where should we rank this name against the other unusual ones chosen by Kim and her loved ones?
Move over, Meghan Markle.
You are no longer the only famous person celebrating first-time motherhood today.
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer announced to the world a few hours ago that she, too, has welcomed a child into the world, sharing the precious photo below of herself, her son and her husband on Instagram.
“10:55 p.m. last night,” she wrote as a caption. “Our royal baby was born.”
Schumer and Chris Fisher got married in a surprise ceremony in Malibu in February of 2018 .
She then announced she was expecting in October.
The following month, Schumer revealed she had been hospitalized due to hyperemesis gravidarum, a pregnancy complication characterized by severe nausea.
It sounds like the past nine months or so have not been very pleasant for Amy.
“I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester,” the Trainwreck star explained back then.
She continued at the time:
“I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bulls–t! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell!”
Thankfully, Schumer never lost her sense of humor throughout this difficult pregnancy.
Heck, she stopped at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL WHILE SHE WAS IN LABOR yesterday in order to pose on the front steps.
"Met look this year. Last night on the way to the hospital," she wrote as a caption to this amazing photo, making a reference to tonight's MET Gala.
No word yet on the measurements of Schumer's son or his name.
But we're sure those details will come in time.
We're just glad Schumer is doing okay after delivery.
“I love doing stand-up more than anything and I hate cancelling shows. I have to postpone some until I feel human again," she wrote in November when her condition became too trying to bear.
"But i will make up these dates and we will have a great time.
"But I’m so grateful and excited to be a mom. I’m grateful I have access to healthcare, as we all should have."
This past Saturday, Schumer revealed the gender of her baby in a lengthy post where she spoke out against fast-food chain Wendy’s in the caption of an image featuring herself and Fischer in their pediatrician’s waiting room.
“Hey! We love @chancetherapper and hate to be the ones to tell him that Wendys is the only fast food chain refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault and rape in the fields.
"This is true. Please read that sentence again,” she wrote in part, prior to concluding:
“Also we are having a boy."
Mercedes Javid has done it, folks.
The veteran Shahs of Sunset star has not just given birth to her very first child...
... she has done so at the age of 46!
The Bravo personality and her husband, Tommy Feight, welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, MJ's rep confirmed exclusively to E! News.
The child's name? Shams Francis Feight.
The child's measurements? He weighed in today at six pounds and nine ounces and was born in Los Angeles.
The little boy was also born via C-Section, with MJ feeling "eternally grateful and blessed" following this development, according to her rep.
The name is unusual, of course, but it has a meaning: Shams is in honor of MJ's father, who passed away; while Francis is in honor of Tommy's mom, who is also no longer with us.
“Mom and baby are doing great. The baby is happy and healthy," the rep adds.
This is so great to hear... because Javid has documented her difficult pregnancy on social media.
She has been very open about her struggles.
Two months ago, for example, the star revealed that she was hospitalized after her cervix “measured too short,” which is considered a “high risk” for a miscarriage.
As Shahs of Sunset fans know well, MJ chose to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) in hopes of expanding her family with Tommy.
Moreover, she went through numerous surgeries to remove uterine polyps in preparation for an embryo transfer. Simply put: She REALLY wanted this baby.
"The truth is that I have a lot of ups and downs, moment to moment, especially on the hormones from IVF stuff," she told Us Weekly last year, adding:
"You retain a lot of water. You feel really great one moment and then terrible another moment.
"That’s the reason why I share because, in my Instagram Stories for instance, I’ll say, ‘I don’t feel good today, but I want everyone else to know not to beat themselves up, to be kind to yourself and know that those days happen to everyone."
Keeping followers apprised of her status, MJ also wrote the following after a recent hospital visit:
"Feeling overwhelmed with excitement, gratefulness, and hopeful about what lies ahead.
"My husband and I are very grateful and hopeful and appreciative of this journey and what is to come.
"We wouldn't have made it this far without my doctors. My favorite thing throughout this journey is going to the doctor to see the baby on the ultrasound."
Earlier this week, former Shahs of Sunset star Jessica Parido announced that she secretly gave birth to a baby boy, telling folks on Instagram:
“I contemplated never posting about it and carrying on but IM A MOM. I have a son, a beautiful little miracle who I’ll cherish the rest of my life and to not share this would be not sharing me.”
Congrats to Jessica and MJ!
A long-time member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta now has some really great news to share:
She's a mother!
For the first time ever!
A rep for Porsha Williams has confirmed to People Magazine that she and her fiancé, Dennis McKinley, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, March 22.
The couple’s daughter arrived at 1:36 p.m., weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz., and measuring 20 inches long. Not too shabby all around!
“What a time to be alive! Porsha and I are so happy and blessed to announce the arrival of our daughter, Baby PJ,” McKinley told the aforementioned publication, clearly quite psyched to be a dad.
"We couldn’t have imagined a more magical moment! Can’t thank everyone enough for joining us on this journey-it’s been a fantastic journey."
Porsha is yet to speak on this blessed occurrence, but her sister just couldn't hold in her excitement on Instagram.
“She’s here!!!!!!” Lauren Williams wrote over a screenshot of a text message exchange with McKinley. “Omggg,” she wrote to him. “Lemme see!”
The veteran reality star confirmed her pregnancy in September, admitting at the time that she was anxious and nervous due to a miscarriage six years ago.
Such a trauma really took a toll on her psyche, as it would for anyone.
"I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy," said Williams this past fall, adding:
“So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”
Makes total sense, right?
Just like Williams, this is McKinley’s first child.
“I believe he’s probably shed more tears during the process than me,” Williams predicted of McKinley, whom she has known for years, when speaking to People.
“It’s just the sweetest moment of my life right now."
We are seriously so very happy for Porsha.
As for the relationship itself?
“Dennis brings out a different side of me,” Williams gushed to Us Weekly in October. “I’m more laid-back with him and we are just in love.”
Porsha was previously married to former NFL star Kordell Stewart from 2011 to 2013.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Bravo on Sundays at 8/7c.
Please join us in wishing Porsha and Dennis the very best on their parental journey. CONGRATS!
"Congratulations @Porsha4real on your baby! I hope to make a Love Connection for a Ben!," Andy Cohen who last month welcomed his own first child, has now Tweeted.
In November, just three weeks after her C-section, Kenya Moore showed off her post-baby body.
Thursday was her 48th birthday, and Kenya marked the occasion by flexing on everyone.
She is rocking a white bikini, showing off her flawless post-baby body. And she's showing off her baby, too.
Happy Birthday, Kenya Moore!
On Thursday, January 24, Kenya turned 48 years old.
To mark the occassion, she shared a mind-blowing glimpse of her body in a bright white bikini.
The Beach photo shows her in the white top and matching cutout bikini bottoms.
Her right arm is holding her hair in place.
In her left arm, she's holding her 2-month-old baby, Brooklyn.
Kenya looks absolutely, jaw-droppingly incredible.
We don't just mean that she looks good for her age, though very few 48-year-olds have a body as rocking as hers.
Very few people have a body that good, period.
We also don't simply mean that Kenya looks good for a woman who got cut open two months ago so that doctors could remove a baby.
But she did very much have a C-section in November after suffering from severe preeclampsia.
She looks so good, period.
When it comes to having the body that you want, money trumps almost everything else.
Kenya and her husband, Marc Daly, are fortunate enough to be people of means.
This means that Kenya was able to afford firstrate prenatal care, the emergency C-section, and then care afterwards.
It also means that wealth (and the ability to afford childcare) gave Kenya the free time to exercise to recover her pre-baby body.
The vast majority of mothers cannot "bounce back" from delivering a baby like this.
This is especially true for women in their later 40s.
Thursday's birthday bikini pic was not the first time that Kenya flexed on her followers.
Just weeks after her C-section, Kenya shared mirror selfies of her body, which was already recovering.
"The SnapBack is real! LOL,” Kenya captioned the photos.
“I still can’t work out yet but I feel much better," she shared.
"I was cut twice during my 3 hr C-section," she wrote. "But I made it!"
"I’ve always been healthy and worked out my entire life," Kenya noted. "Whatever my body will do I’m not rushing it."
"It feels good to start to feel myself again," she gushed.
Kenya concluded: "#brooklyndaly is worth every battle scar!"
Brooklyn certainly is.
Brooklyn is Kenya's first child. She waited all of her life for the right man, and finally found Marc Daly.
Her secret marriage earned her the ire of The Real Housewives of Atlanta producers and may have ultimately been a factor in costing her her peach.
But she knew what she wanted in her life and had her priorities in order.
Kenya also knew that she was taking serious risks with a pregnancy at her age, but she went with it.
We are so, so glad and grateful that both Kenya and Brooklyn made it through that risky pregnancy and are both doing so well.
On Saturday, January 5, Deena Nicole Cortese gave birth to her first child, Christopher John "CJ" Buckner.
The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star is thrilled, and has shared plenty of photos with fans.
Those sweet baby photos are why it took only three days for Deena to get aggressively mom-shamed.
Christopher John “CJ” Buckner is an adorable little baby.
He's not even a week old but he has plenty of admirers, thanks to the plentiful photos that Deena has shared.
Unfortunately, these very same pics are being used as "evidence" by Deena's own fans and followers that Deena is endangering him.
It all started when Deena announced that she was leaving the hospital.
"Going home," she shared on Instagram, along with glimpses of her little baby ready for his first car ride.
See for yourself:
This ... does not look like a child on the brink of death.
But fans saw how he was dressed in his little car seat for the ride home, and were convinced that he was in mortal peril.
Seriously -- and they let her hear it in the comments.
If you've ever been mom-shamed or seen mom-shaming going down, you know that most people's words are gentle, but come across as scolding.
"The baby doesn’t fit in his car seat with that fleece snowsuit and the harness is waaaay too loose," one commenter warned.
That same fan continued: "Sorry I don’t want people’s babies to die"
"That’s not a f--king onesie," accused another. "Lmao."
Another wrote: "Some of us here are trying to help her and offer LIFE SAVING ADVICE."
The criticism became so bad that, on Tuesday, Deena responded.
"It’s not a jacket," Deena explained with remarkable patience.
"It’s a onesie," she affirmed. "And hospital approved it."
A degree of concern is understandable, but after the fact, it makes sense to give someone the benefit of the doubt, right?
The lesson Deena's likely to take from this is that creatively designed onesies are going to set off mom-shamers.
Or, worse, she might just narrow her baby photo-sharing down to a trickle.
"We’re not perfect," Deena acknwoledges.
"But," she insists. "We got this."
Most first-time mothers take time to listen to advice from doctors, parenting experts, and relatives.
She's not going to just yeet her baby into the backseat and drive home.
She and her husband are taking every step to do things the right way.
But Deena graciously concludes: "thank you for the concerns."
Deena cannot stop gushing about baby CJ on Instagram and it's so sweet.
"Ugh I just can't," she begins one heartwarming post as she stares at her firstborn.
Deena admits that she is "still getting into the swing of things."
"Being first time parents isn’t easy," she acknowledges. "But it’s so friggen worth it."
"We’re so obsessed with this little man!" she notes. "And today I realized he has my feet."
Deena explained her meaning: "he has little “sandal toes” like mommy"
Having CJ has really made her family feel whole, she expressed.
On Saturday, the day she gave birth, she took to social media to gush about the experience.
"I never thought i could love Chris anymore than i did," she confessed.
"Until i saw him hold CJ," she concluded.
That is so sweet!
We're glad that things are going better for Deena than they have been for a certain other Jersey Shore star who recently had a kid.
Gym, tan, laundry?
For Deena Nicole Cortese now, it will be feed, burp, change.
That’s because the Jersey Shore star has given birth to her very first child! Ever!
The blessed development took place on Saturday, January 5, as Denna welcomed a baby boy alongside husband Chris Buckner.
This is what she wrote on Facebook as confirmation:
Our Little Man has finally arrived.
Christopher John Buckner (CJ) born January 5th at 4:41 pm at a whopping 20.5 inches..6 Lb 8.5 ounces. Uhg mommy and daddy love you so much CJ .. you’re our everything
As you can see above and below, Cortese provided followers with many precious photos of young CJ as well.
“I never thought i could love Chris anymore than i did until i saw him hold CJ,” added Deena as a nod to both her husband and her son on Instagram.
The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation cast member exchanged vows with in October of 2017 when the two got married at a winery in New Jersey.
She announced her pregnancy in July.
“Chris and I Decided to wait until we were ready to spill the beans!” she wrote at the time, adding:
“Now that we are safely into our second trimester.. us and our little monkey are ready to tell the world Our little family is growing!
“We have a sweet little boy on the way! We Are truly blessed and our hearts are filled with so much joy and happiness. December can’t come soon enough!
“Daddy and Mommy can’t wait to meet you Christopher John you are going to be the most spoiled little boy ever!!!!”
Deena previously told Us Weekly that she’d be “fine” with two kids, but that she would have a trio in her ideal universe.
Elsewhere on Jersey Shore:
– Snooki has a six-year old son and four-year old daughter. And she’s pregnant with her third.
– JWOWW has a four-year old daughter and two-year old son.
– Paulu “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio has a daughter Amabella, 5, with ex Amanda Markert.
– And Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and on-off-on-off girlfriend Jen Harley are the parents of daughter Ariana, 8 months. (More on these two stars below.)
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation was recently picked up for Season 3.
We send our very best wishes to Deena Nicole Cortese and her brand new family!
He has a name, folks.
And quite the adorable little face.
About a day after Javi Marroquin welcomed his second son into the world, the former Teen Mom 2 star has shared two critical pieces of information about the tyke:
1. His name.
2. His photo.
Upon first announcing the birth of his second child (Javi also has a five-year old son named Lincoln with Kailyn Lowry), Marroquin said he and girlfriend Lauren Comeau had not yet come up with a name for the newborn.
But that has now changed.
Along with the totally adorable snapshot below, Javi wrote the following caption on Instagram last night.
Take note of the first word in it...
Eli Joseph Marroquin, I didn’t know I could love another human as much as I do your brother.
My heart only got bigger yesterday and now I have another little boy to help guide and mold to become a gentleman! I love you Eli so much!
How very sweet, right?
Comeau, meanwhile, shared this same photo (along with the others below) and wrote her own caption that address her first kid.
It reads as follows:
And just like that, my heart is completely full. Nothing will ever top this moment, a moment I’ve prayed for, for a very long time. I love you E.
And thank you my love for supporting me through the craziest two days of my life.
Comeau and Marroquin dated for several weeks last summer and then rekindled their romantic flame late this past winter.
(While Javi was still dating Briana DeJesus, some people named Briana DeJesus might say.)
They announced they were expecting on May 30 and then revealed they were expecting a boy a couple months later.
Lauren was due on December 1, but had her labor induced on November 15.
In a chat with Radar Online, Comeau admitted that induction was a tad scary, but "it's been incredible" overall to be a mother so far, adding:
"I was nervous about having to start from zero at the hospital, but we had a really great experience...
"His first overnight was amazing. We all three slept in between nurse visits. He's latching great. He's a happy, healthy boy!"
Marroquin also shared the above image of Eli asleep in his daddy's arms.
Life doesn't get much better than this.
In the wake of Javi become a dad again, Lowry Tweeted "congrats," while DeJesus figured out some math in regard to when Comeau gave birth and when she split from Marroquin and basically accused him of cheating on social media.
But Javi doesn't seem too concerned about that right now.
He has something far more important to focus on.
For the next few minutes, months and many years.
"I shed some tears," Marroquin told Radar of his reaction when Eli was born.
"For those that don't know, I'm not an emotional person anymore at all and just seeing my son come out really had me in my feeling."
Well, yeah. Of course man! You're only human.
In conclusion, the couple explained how they chose their little one’s name on Friday:
“Joseph after my dad, who goes by Joe, and my grandfather’s middle name,” Comeau told Radar, adding:
"We’ve been set on the middle name for months, but the first name has rotated like every month or so.
"I really wanted to name him something that could be shortened to a nickname, but we love Eli by itself."
The woman who many consider to be the world's most perfect looking human just gave birth to an absolute perfect baby.
Indeed, congratulations are in order for Kate Upton:
The supermodel just gave birth to her very first child!
The 26-year old shared the blessed news on Saturday evening, alerting Instagram followers to the name and the gender of her and husband Justin Verlander's precious offspring.
We'll let Upton take it from here...
“Genevieve Upton Verlander. 11.7.18,” Kate simply wrote, confirming that the newborn came into official existence this past Wednesday.
She included with this message a gorgeous black-and-white snapshot of little Genevieve...
... and here it is!
Well done, Kate and Justin.
Verlander, who works as one of the best starting pitchers in all of Major League Baseball, posted a photo of the couple holding their little one’s hand.
He wrote as a caption:
“Welcome to the world Genevieve Upton Verlander. You stole my [heart] the first second I met you!!! 11.7.2018.”
Verlander also penned a sweet message to Upton after the couple confirmed her pregnancy in July.
“You’re going to be the most amazing Mom!! I can’t wait to start this new journey with you!” he gushed on Instagram at the time, adding:
“You’re the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I’ve ever met! I’m so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much."
Upton and Verlander got married the knot in Tuscany, Italy, in November of 2017, mere days after the pitcher and the Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
During the baseball season that recently concluded, Verlander credited Upton for turning both his career and his life around.
Speaking to Bleacher Report about his outlook after going through multiple injuries, Verlander said the following a few months ago:
“Who knows if I’m even here if it wasn’t for her?
"I really thought it was the end. … She was instrumental in me not … like, jumping off a bridge."
And now she's also been also rather instrumental in Verlander becoming a dad.
We send these two our very best wishes.
She's here, folks!
The 47-year old Real Housewives of Atlanta alum gave birth to a baby girl named Brooklyn Doris Daly at 9:39 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 4, People Magazine has confirmed.
The precious little daughter weighs 5 lbs. and 12 oz.
This is the first child for both Moore and her husband, Marc Daly.
What inspired this unique name?
“Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love, and Doris after my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me,” Moore told People of the monkier's basis and significance.
Kenya announced the exciting news of her pregnancy on stage at The Real Housewives reunion back in April.
"We will definitely be welcoming a boy or girl in late this year,” Moore said in response to a question from host Andy Cohen, adding at the time:
“Oh my God, I said that! I don’t want to talk about the details because I’m still very nervous about everything so I want to get past a safe place."
At 47 years old, Moore suffered a few complications related to her age.
(She is not old by regular standards, but she was considered a "geriatric" mother-to-be within the medical community.)
According to People, the former Miss USA - who conceived through in vitro fertilizatio - gave birth via emergency cesarean section after revealing on October 27 that she had tested positive for preeclampsia.
This is a complication that caused her to gain 17 pounds in just a week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine.
"This is NOT normal!" wrote Moore on Instagram along with a photo of her swollen feet that day, adding:
"I took more tests. Baby is fine but if they come back higher #babydaly will have to come same day.
"Staying positive. To my pregnant sisters please go to your visits and tell the doctor of any drastic changes. Thank God I have great doctors."
On Saturday, meanwhile, Moore let fans on Instagram know that her daughter was on the way.
She wrote on Instagram:
“If you want to make God laugh have a plan… Won’t be long now. Pray for us #babydaly #weloveyou #prayers.”
Moore and Daly, who met through a mutual friend started dating in December of 2016 and got married in St. Lucia in June of last year.
We both want to start a family, and soon - like, right away. We both want a child," she said at the time.
Sadly, Bravo viewers will not get to see Moore's pregnancy play out on television.
She has already said she will NOT appear on Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
“Words cannot express the joy and happiness I feel in my heart,” Kenya wrote on Instagram in response to her baby shower last month, concluding:
“So overwhelming to have a room of people who came to celebrate the impending life of #babydaly."
We send our very best wishes and our hearty congratulations to Moore and Daly.
Hilary Duff had a baby and it’s super cute. Which is good, you don’t want minor celebrities to have ugly babies. But Duff’s baby is adorable and makes your baby look like a jerk. I’m not trying to be mean here, it’s just the truth.
It’s not really a surprise, the Lizzie McGuire star we all had a crush at one point if we’re being honest with ourselves has been posting pregnancy selfies to Instagram for what seems like at least eight months now.
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Guess what? I made an exclusive capsule collection with @littlemoonsociety it was so fun to work with my seester!! These clothes are all made in LA and so damn soft! I did all jewel tones- maternity and non maternity!! So check the website in November for the drop to get your little hands on some! I will post other colors soon and more details soon! #HilaryXlittlemoonsociety
I feel like boxing is maybe not the best activity for pregnant women but I guess it beats working out on the falling-down-the-stairs-master.
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The boobs are big the belly is big the body is big. Man.. pregnancy is hard. Giving love to all mamas who make it look effortless… this journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special. Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on..sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment. Women are so bad ass, this was just a note to remind myself and remind others how’s strong and beautiful you are! WE GOT THIS!
Duff and her partner Matthew Koma named their daughter Banks Violet Bair, which is probably better than something like North Duff, that wouldn’t make any sense. Me, I’d have talked her into Surly Duff. Because 20 year old Simpsons references make the best baby names.
Now, Cardi is setting a different tone with her very first photo of her baby, Kulture.
This pic is too precious for words, folks.
Cardi B is a new mom, but she's been playing it safe, avoiding plastering her precious baby's face all over social media before the amniotic fluid is even cleaned off.
She's still shared photos, but she's been avoiding letting fans see baby Kulture directly. A stroller is not a baby photo, folks.
Over Labor Day Weekend, however, Cardi changed her tune a little, sharing a picture of her baby.
Cardi captioned the photo: "I needed a girl like you."
Here is the picture.
Obviously, Cardi is still avoiding showing Kulture's face. A lot of celebrity parents make this choice to protect the privacy of their children.
Some consider it futile or even an insult to fans, but others applaud the decision. The parents chose to be celebrities -- their children did not. Kulture is literally still a baby.
But this photo that Cardi shared on Sunday shows something more important than her baby's face -- it shows the developing love and bond between daughter and 25-year-old mother.
Kulture's hands are so little compared to her mother's -- and Cardi is a small woman.
It really drives home how tiny Kulture is. Right now, Cardi is her whole world.
In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Cardi also gave fans a glimpse of her breastfeeding Kulture -- but, again, she did not give fans a real look at her baby.
"No sleep after the studio unless Kulture say soo," Cardi captioned the post.
The new mom is much less reserved about showing off her own body -- before, during, and after her pregnancy.
That makes sense, because it's her body.
She can strip down into lingerie or less if she wants.
Unfortunately, though Cardi loves her career and her baby and her husband, Offset, not everything is perfect.
Last week, it came out that Cardi allegedly ordered a Cardi-beatdown of two women, one of whom she has reportedly spent months accusing of having banged Offset.
The two women are bartenders at a strip club. They are also sisters.
One of the women was allegedly assaulted earlier last month by people she identified as associates of Cardi's.
Then, last week, she and her sister were allegedly attacked by members of Cardi's entourage, who were said to have thrown seats and bottles at the sisters.
The matter was reportedly taken to the police, so we of course hope that justice will be done.
No one should be physically assaulted. Not with fists and elbows, and not with bottles and chairs.
If there really was an attack, perhaps the strip club has security footage as evidence to identify the culprits -- who could share why they did it.
Hopefully, it was not on Cardi's orders.
And, as some pointed out, if Cardi thinks that Offset has been banging other beauties, she should really take that up with him, not with women she doesn't really know.
Kylie Jenner is about to turn 21 years old.
But instead of celebrating the occasion with a glass of champagne, because she'll be legally permitted to drink tomorrow, the reality star is celebrating in far more low key fashion*:
Via a photo shoot with her precious daughter, Stormi.
(*Okay, this is not entirely true. According to Radar Online, Kylie is actually spending $1 million to throw herself a total of five parties over this coming weekend; two at clubs and three at private residences.)
Jenner took to Instagram on Thursday and posted two gorgeous portraits of herself and her first-born.
There's really no other way to describe these images.
No matter what you think of Jenner, the snapshots are gorgeous.
"bringing in my birthday tonight with my most special gift. What was life before you, Stormi. I love you my little angel," wrote Jenner as a caption to the first picture, adding simply alongside the second:
Those who follow Jenner on Instagram (all 112-million plus million of you) were likely surprised by these posts, considering Kylie has been sharing fewer and fewer pictures these days of her child.
The same can be said of Stormi's dad, Travis Scott, as well.
Insiders have said that the couple is making an effort to shield Stormi from the spotlight, at least over the first few weeks, months and years of her life.
“Kylie felt so protective of her baby when she was pregnant. This is why she didn’t share any bump pictures while she was pregnant,” a source said in June, during the height of Jenner's hiatus from over-sharing.
In early July, however, Kylie ended this self-imposed baby ban and started sharing fresh looks at Stormi with fans once again.
Explains the same insider cited above, telling People Magazine why there was an influx of Stormi pictures and then a break in between the latest set:
“After Stormi was born, Kylie was the proudest mom. She couldn’t wait to show off Stormi to her fans. She posted pictures because she was so excited to be a mom.
“Unfortunately, social media is a crazy place [and] people have been making nasty comments” about Jenner’s little girl.
If true, that really is inexcusable.
You may have whatever opinions you possess about Jenner and her sisters, but what kind of person hurls shade at an infant?
Thankfully, Kylie does not appear to be letting the trolls get her down.
She's remained mostly off the gossip grid ever since Stormi was born, content to relax at home and take advantage of this special time with her daughter.
However, if certain reports are true, then Jenner is about to be back in the news in a major way very soon.
After all, we hear Scott is gonna propose to Kylie on her 21st birthday!
EEEK! How exciting!
It's officially time for Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines to go from fixing up houses to changing dirty diapers.
That's right, readers:
The beloved couple has welcomed its fifth child into its precious fold!
Without revealing the newborn's measuremeants, gender or name, Chip broke this very exciting piece of news via a Tweet early Saturday morning that reads as follows:
And then there were 5.. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!
The faithful reality star added the hashtah "#blessedBeyondBelief."
The new addition joins siblings Emmie Kay, 8, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Drake, 13 in this large and close-knit family.
Chip and Joanna recently finished filming their final season of Fixer Upper, which has ranked as HGTV's top-rated program for years.
They announced that Season 5 would be the series' swan song prior to confirming Joanna's pregnancy, telling fans at the time that they simply needed a break.
And now we know why!
In early January, the twosome revealed that a fifth son or daughter was on the way, doing so in the sort of adorable manner that made them such a popular couple in the first place.
“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines,” Chip wrote as a caption to the following image, which features his wife cradling his pretend baby bump while she shows her actual baby bump under a grey sweater.
Classic Chip, right?!?
There were actually some online concerns a few days later after Joanna's ultrasound appeared to feature a complication for the fetus.
But it thankfully sounds now as if those worries were for naught and the baby is happy, healthy and... here!
At one point, Chip even joked about how his fifth kid came to be, sharing a hilarious tweet that spelled out exactly when he and Joanna had the sex that led to her expecting state.
“You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco," he wrote awhile back, adding:
"And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber."
Once again: Classic Chip.
With no new season of Fixer Upper to film and with a baby at home, you probably won't hear from Chip and Joanna for a little bit.
But they're always sort of around and will likely be right back in the spotlight shortly.
Joanna has a new book out, after all, and the couple owns a restaurant and has its own Target line and pretty much has its foot in every conceivable aspect of the home design and renovation business.
We bet they end up starring in a new show at some point as well.
For now, though, it's all about that new mouth to feed.
Kylie Jenner shamed her baby daddy truthers, but it looks like she wasn't content to stop there. It looks like she's punishing all of her fans.
Take a look at this new photo of Kylie. She looks great sporting this natural look. But she puzzled fans when she cropped out her own daughter's face.
If you think that the picture is weird, you're right. But Kylie's explanation is even weirder.
Kylie looks great in this picture. Her low-makeup look really lets her freckles show. Natural looks are a rare thing for Kylie, and fans are always happy to see them.
She captioned the image: "I spy with my little eye..."
But ... though she definitely got compliments in the comments, fans were quick to notice that this is a very conspicuous pic.
It appears that she just ... cropped baby Stormi out of the image altogether.
There's a little bit of healthy vanity, which is usually fine, and then there's whatever would drive a mother to excluse her precious baby from what could be a sweet mother-daughter photo.
What's going on?
Fans were shocked and troubled by Kylie's unexplained edit.
"She cUT HER BABY OUT."
That comment reflects the shock and dismay that many fans experienced when they saw the photo.
"It's okay you can still see her eyebrow."
That comment, we imagine, was intended as sarcasm rather than comfort.
"It's not her baby, I don't think. It looks like North to me."
That ... is a bit of a reach. Especially since North is a good deal older than Stormi.
(In fact, North will turn five years old later this week, on June 15)
Kylie herself stepped in, writing:
"Yeah I cut my baby out. I'm not sharing photos of my girl right now."
Kylie's response was an explanation ... but leaves fans with even more questions.
But looking back, this is part of a pattern.
Kylie hasn't shared photos of Stormi in a while, and she's even deleted some adorable photos of Stormi from her Instagram page.
In fact, the last time that she offered an almost-clear photo of her baby (that has not since been deleted) was on April 19.
Why is Kylie suddenly so shy?
We may have a theory.
It has to do with this guy, Tim Chung.
Now, we know that Kylie's hot bodyguard is not Stormi's father.
Unfortunately, some of Kylie's followers latched onto the idea that he was secretly Stormi's dad.
They made a show of fixating on certain facial features of Stormi's (she's just a baby!!) and comparing them to both Travis Scott and Tim Chung, a police officer and part time model who is also Kylie's bodyguard.
But really, this "theory" that was barely even a rumor arose from two things:
One, fans were bored with Kylie's happily-ever-after narrative with the baby daddy she's only been seeing for about a year and her cute little baby.
Two, fans were thirsting hard after Chung. Just look at him. And they found it easy to imagine a gorgeous 19-year-old (at the time) Kylie spending some one-on-one time with her bodyguard.
But that, folks, is why fanfiction exists. When people project their wishes on celebrities publicly, things get awkward. And we no longer get cute Stormi giggling videos.
Those rumors really upset Kylie (and honestly could hurt Chung's career!!).
So ... Kylie's not letting the public see Stormi right now.
Is it because she just wants to avoid giving rumor-mongers any additional fodder to compare to anyone other than Travis Scott?
Or is it because she wants to punish people who make up stories about her life?
Either way, we kind of doubt that it will act as an effective deterrent. People just love juicy rumors.
And sometimes those rumors make a lot more sense than reality. That's what makes them so appealing to so many people.
In the mean time, though, fans can just enjoy photos of sweet baby Stormi here. Take a look:
Add another baby to the famous brood!
Joseph Duggar and Kendra Duggar have confirmed to their many fans across the globe that they are parents for the first time.
Hooray and congratulations to the young twosome!
According to Us Weekly, the couple welcomed a son named Garrett David on Friday, June 8, at 1:36 p.m.
The baby came into this world weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 20.5 inches in length. Not too shabby on both fronts.
The 11th grandchild for Jim Bob and Michelle, Garrett was also born about a week early.
Said the Duggar matriarch and patriarch in a statement:
"We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest grandbaby, Garrett David Duggar. Kendra and the baby are healthy and happy!
"Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes!"
“Kendra delivered yesterday without complications. Mom and baby are both doing great,” a representative for the reality show family told the aforementioned tabloid late on Saturday afternoon.
Joseph and Kendra were generous enough to share the above photo on their official website, adding in a separate of their own:
“No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today!
“Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents."
The Duggars broke the news of their child's gender back in February, confirming that a boy was on the way.
"Wow! We are so happy to learn that our firstborn is a boy!” Joseph and Kendra said at the time, adding in excitement:
“Our minds are already racing toward all the future memories to be made with this little guy!
"Most of all, we are already asking God to bless him and help us grow him into a loving and faithful follower of Christ!"
The 22-year old new father and the 19-year old new mother met at church many years ago, when they were kids.
They got engaged at Joy-Anna Duggar's wedding in May of 2017 and got married in Arkansas in September of that same year.
Just two months later... BAM! They announced they were expecting.
"During this season that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, we are so excited to share with you that we are expecting the gift of a child ourselves!" the stars said in December of 2017.
"Wow, it’s so exciting!!!
"We’ve both always loved children and then seen them as a real blessing from God. It’s so surreal to think of being parents and having our own little one.
"We cannot wait to see this new baby!"
Even for the Duggars, this was a rather fast-moving development.
As members of this conservative family, Joseph and Kendra were not permitted to have sex (or anything close to sex) prior to their vow exchange, meaning they got down to business as soon as they got married...
... if you know what we mean!
Joseph and Kendra were actually accused of breaking the Duggar courtship rules last fall, an accusation they didn't feel a need to comment on.
But that's in the past anyway.
What's in the future? Lots of dirty diapers, sleepless nights and tears of joy!
We send our very best wishes to Joseph, Kendra and their adorable baby boy.
Oh, and for the record:
The next Duggar baby set to become a member of sociey will be born in Texas.
Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, are expected welcome their baby girl sometime in July.
We'll be sure to pass along all the photos and all the details once they become public.
Meghan King Edmonds is officially twinning at life.
About six months after revealing to the world that she and her husband Jim were expecting, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum has welcomed a pair of healthy and precious babies into the world.
The ex-Bravo star herself confirmed the exciting news on social media.
“Announcing our perfect, beautiful, and healthy twin baby boys!” Edmonds wrote as a caption alongside a black-and-white photo of the newborns lying on a baby blanket with a footprint theme.
Keeping the names a secret for now, she added:
“They arrived at 10:48 p.m. and 11:32 p.m. on June 5 weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, (20 inches long) and 6 pounds (19.25 inches long.)”
Sharing the same image, Edmonds - who hit .284 with 393 HRs and four Gold Gloves in 17 Major League Baseball seasons - added:
“Everyone is doing well. My wife was a rockstar once again and delivered both babies with no medication. #onetoughlady."
Prior to the release of this sweet snapshot, Jim teased the big news by sharing the photo below.
He wrote along with it:
“1 little foot each. They made it. Everyone is safe and healthy. Pictures will come soon.”
The semi-famous couple is also parents to 18-month-old daughter Aspen, whom they welcomed in November 2016, while the retired pro athlete also has four kids from a previous marriage.
Back in December, Jim and Meghan announced they were expanding their family via a family photo that included such signs as:
“Our family is growing by four feet and two heartbeats” and “Edmonds twin boys June 2018.”
Edmonds, meanwhile, ended her run on The Real Housewives back in January, not long after alerting the universe to her pregnancy.
There remains a few questions over whether she quit or whether she was fired, but this is what she wrote on her blog at the time:
"Today is a bittersweet day for me. After three seasons of the rollercoaster that is The Real Housewives of Orange County I’ve decided to hang up my OC Housewife hat."
She went on to add:
"I arrived at this multi-faceted decision after much thought, and then I thought some more.
"As you might suspect filming this show takes a massive emotional toll: I’m literally filming my real life in real time and engaged in situations and circumstances which can be contentious.
"Then, when the show airs, we relive some of the most trying moments in our lives and then endure the public’s reaction; we never come out as winners to every viewer."
Overall, Edmonds explained, "filming is grueling."
Concluded Edmonds (who, yes, actually channeled Beyonce for a pregnancy shoot, as you can see above) in this emotional message:
"I must focus on my family and my pregnancy. I will miss the rush of the first all-cast event of the season, the anticipation of receiving each week’s episode, the thrill of wrapping the reunion.
"I have made soul sisters in Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge and that can’t be lost.
"They have touched my heart and I would do anything for them and I know they feel the same way about me – what a gift to have found that on RHOC!
"But I guess it’s time for me to become an actual real housewife of sorts. Oh, the irony!"