Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wilkinson Quints Celebrate 1st Birthday
It has been a year since Rachelle and Jayson Wilkinson welcomed their 5 bundles of joy into the world and plenty of people want to say 'Happy Birthday.'
“We have about 190 people that RSVP’d that they wanted to come,” said Rachelle Wilkinson, mother of the quints. “We wanted to invite everybody that's helped us out this past year.”At birth the quints toppled the scales at a combined weight of 21 lbs 7.2 ounces.
During the last year the family has kept their blog current with fun competition videos and updates.
A post worth reading is Rachelle's full account of the day the babies were born. She includes family pictures and an in depth play by play about how the who delivery happened.
Jennifer Garner Starting To Show
If there was any question as to whether or not Jennifer Garner was expecting, this picture definitely confirms what most already knew.
The second time mom-to-be was seen out in Brentwood house hunting with sexy hubby Ben.
The second time mom-to-be was seen out in Brentwood house hunting with sexy hubby Ben.
Pirate's Cog Bedroom
German toy company Haba never lets me down when I am looking for something unique and exciting. They are well known for their cool kids toys and fun kids spaces.
Because we are currently in the market for a bedroom set for our son, I have been looking everywhere for something different.
I was pretty excited when I found this set, until I realized that my three-year-old wouldn't get any sleep with this cool Pirate's ship attached to his wall.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Pregnant Teacher Loses Her Job
A federal judge in New York has ruled that a Seventh-Day Adventist school has the right to fire a teacher who became pregnant out of wedlock.
While it's ideal to have two parents who are married and committed to one another raising a family together, many families do just as well even though mom and dad aren't married.
For all we know, this teacher could be in a relationship with someone that she has been with for years....
More of The McConaughey Family In OK Magazine
The couple shared personal photos taken just minutes after he was born and talked about how their lives have changed now that he is here.
In true Matthew McConaughey style, the interview is candid and honest. He doesn't beat around the bush and I love it.
One of my favorite parts is when the interviewer asks what the star's first words were to his son. Here is his response:
I had him for the first 15 minutes because they had to take care of Camila. I said, "Come here little man." I saw the pecker and thought we'd been right all along about him being a boy. Then I brought him over to her.
Pregnant Prostitution Ring Busted in Missouri
Two women were arrested during a sting operation at a Lake Ozark hotel last week and charged with prostitution.
The only thing I can't figure out is if they were the ones being prostituted or if they were just collecting the money...
Sheryl and Wyatt in NYC
Sheryl Crow takes son Wyatt, 15 months, for a stroll in NYC in his new stroller. The singer and an assistant(?) purchased the stroller, a Kolcraft 'Contours Lite' , not long before this photo was taken. What a lucky boy!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Blueberry's Minky Pocket Diapers Please Mommy and Baby!
Our family was recently introduced to Blueberry's Minky Pocket cloth diapers and I have to say - I'm Impressed!
Because I have been using cloth diapers for 2 years now, it takes a lot to impress me.
Blueberry has done a few things that make their diaper stand out.
The first thing that struck me was the modern, fashionable prints that are not just soft, but functional. When my diapers arrived I had to double check for myself that they didn't need to be covered. It is hard to believe that a diaper this cute protects against leaks - but it does!
Practical parents who don't want to have to buy a new stack of diaper every time their child hits a growth spurt will like Blueberry's Minky Pocket Diapers because they are adjustable as your child grows.
The snaps on the front can be adjusted up or down to fit a small, medium or large child.
I liked how easy they washed up. In order for them to be the most absorbent, they will need to be washed five or six times, which is standard for any cloth diaper.
Some nice features:
Same Sex Couple Welcomes Quads Or Twins By Each Mom
Exhausted after trying to get pregnant for 3 years, Martha suggested that they should both have eggs implanted.
In order for it all to work, both had to take medication to make sure they were on the same cycle.
After trying 5 times to pregnant(at $15,000 per try), the ladies were shocked to find out that this time they were BOTH expecting.
Even though they knew that 2 embryos had been implanted, they didn't ever believe that they would end up with 4 babies.
During the three month ultrasound the women discovered Martha was expecting twins - and a month later they were shocked to find Karen was too.
Martha, 38, gave birth first to babies Sophia and Alex, and Karen gave birth 22 hours later to their siblings Andrew and Sienna.
They didn't expect they would give birth on the same date - let alone 22 hours apart at different hospitals.
Naomi and Alexander Out in NYC
An expectant Naomi Watts was seen out NYC talking son Alexander for a walk.
A Modern Twist On A Classic Bunk Bed
We are currently looking for a new bed for our son and a bunk bed is on our list. I came across this set today and wondered if it was practical for the average child.
I like that it has a larger bed on bottom and that it has an unusual shape, which can add some flair to a boring room.
I don't, however, like that the stairs don't lead to an open area for the kids to get into bed. It seems like an accident waiting to happen.
The Wave 2 Bed is designed by Gudiksen Design an innovative design studio specialising in high functional quality furniture inspired by the Scandinavian light and environment.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Ei-Max: The Egg Shaped Baby Cradle
It was designed to give your child a feeling of comfort and cosiness.
The Material of Ei-Max consist 30% of acrylic and 70% stone! The elements are thermo-molded. It is not lacquered, but it is offered in various colors and comes with a high quality mattress.
Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell Expecting Twins!
US Magazine is reporting that Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell will soon be on double diaper duty.
A spokesman for the couple confirmed that Rebecca, 35, and Jerry, 34, are expecting twins this winter.
The babies will be the first children for the pair.
Wow! How exciting. Hollywood definitely has the twin market covered!
PHOTOCREDIT:Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images VIA USMAGAZINE
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Robeez Tredz Giveaway
Robeez, the company known for their adorable soft shoes, has created a line of shoes for toddlers and the active child called Tredz.
These fun shoes offer indoor comfort with outdoor protection. Parents will love the thick sole for stability and Robeez signature stay-on elastic ankle.My favorite thing about these shoes are the style choices. Girls can choose from flowers, butterflies or snowflakes, while boys get trucks, graphiti or a sophisticated suede.
My son has the monster pair, which is very fitting for a 2-year old. I like the strong velcro for my busy guy. It does up quickly and stays on tight!
GIVEAWAY: One of our readers will win a pair of these adorable shoes (size and style of your choosing) value $42
To enter our giveaway please e-mail us at email@example.com , with the subject ‘ Robeez’ and tell us what pair you like the best.
Giveaway closes Thursday August 1st, 2008
Twin Sisters Give Birth to Triplets
In a twist of fate, both women, 39, got pregnant when eggs fertilized by Mark were implanted.
On Feb. 27, Darla gave birth to twins, Mallory and Wesley and, six weeks later, Dana had a girl, Mattie.I guess the old saying is true...When it rains - it pours!!
The babies are considered triplets and biological siblings. All three will be raised by Darla and Mark.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Levi Rides in A Bee!
New daddy Matthew McConaughey was seen out today pushing his son Levi in a Bugaboo Bee.
Soleil Moon Frye in Baby Couture
Soleil Moon Frye Talks Pregnancy, Motherhood and Organics in this months Baby Couture magazine.
The hands-on mom to two beautiful girls splits her time between motherhood and the eco-friendly boutique she co-owns in Los Angeles called, “The Little Seed.”
Here are some highlights of the interview:
Here are some highlights of the interview:
On Demi being her birthcoach for both pregnancies:
She is one of the most incredible birthing coaches in the universe. She has a real gift. She is one of the people you want holding your hand when you’re bringing a baby into the world, and I’ve been blessed with an incredible group of family and friends both times.On the difference between her two pregnancies:
Both were incredible. During my pregnancy with Poet, I was reading every step of the way—”What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” and other pregnancy books—I had music on my belly, and I think I called my doctor every single day. Ha ha! With Jagger, I was so busy running after Poet and opening the store, that I started having contractions two months before my due date.Why she started Little Seed:
When I had Poet, and my partner Paige [Tolmach] had her son Jackson, it felt like our eyes were opened to the world for the first time. When you have kids, your perspective changes so much. We both had so many questions about parenthood, and what was healthy for our children. We spent hundreds of hours searching for organic alternatives that were safe and non-toxic, and we realized there wasn’t really a safe haven for families to go to. We knew that if we were feeling this way, there must be millions of other people feeling the same way, so we created ”The Little Seed.”
For the rest of the interview and many more pictures please pick up a copy of Baby Couture, on stands now.
Canadian Mom Welcomes 18th Baby
The new baby, a girl named Abigail, weighed in at seven pounds, 12 ounces (3.5 kilograms).
New Research May Show That Cellphones Are Dangerous To Children Under 10
Friday, July 25, 2008
Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson Share Ruby's Christening
The event, which was low key, was attended by just 20 friends and family.
During an interview, that took place before the christening, the couple spoke about expecting baby #2, pregnancy cravings and Ruby.
Here are some highlights:
To Gavin: Were you shocked to find out baby #2 way on the way?
A little bit. We didn't plan for it to happen, but I am really glad it did. We like being young parents, so if we're planning on having quite a few then we needed to be started!Pregnancy Cravings?
Now that Ruby is Nine Months old, how is she doing?
How do you think that you'll cope with two really young children?
C - All we can hope for is we have another one like Ruby. G - When Charlotte was pregnant with Ruby, everyone was say your life's going t0 change, it's going to be hard, but it's been Brilliant. Now they're saying: "Two under the age of two - it's going to be even harder." I guess we'll have to see.
Ethan Out With Clementine
Ethan Hawke totes baby Clementine in New York City. Ryan Shawhughes, the new mom waits in a cab nearby for the two.
This is the third child for Ethan and first for Ryan.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Identical Twins Marry, Give Birth To Identical Twins
When identical twin sisters Diane and Darlene Nettemeier met identical twin brothers Craig and Mark Sanders a decade ago, they could never have guessed just how much of their lives would be based around perfect sets of two.
Not only did the two identical sets of twins get married at the same time(officially "quarternary marriages"), they built a pair of homes, side by side.
Soon afterwards, despite a million-to-one odds, Diane and Craig went on to have identical twins of their own - Colby and Brady, now seven.
The amazing part about all this is that identical twins don't run in the family, they are completely spontaneous. So, for a and identical twin couple to have identical twins is just a ridiculous set of odds, not genetics.
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Judah Miller Welcome Baby Boy!
Zev Isaac Miller(his name means wolf in Hebrew) arrived Tuesday weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 21 inches long.
Marissa and Judah helped deliver the baby, who was carried to term by a surrogate mother.
"He is so perfect," the new mom, 35, said on Thursday. "My little miracle baby is here, and I can't believe it. I'd say he's got a Winokur face and a Miller body."
PHOTOCREDIT:Faye Sadou /AdMedia VIA PEOPLE.COM
RECALL: Kids II Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kids II Inc, today announced the voluntary recall of about 19,000 Bright Starts Ring Rattles because the tip of the rattle’s antenna, which is attached to a bee figure, can detach and pose a choking hazard to small children.
Kids II has received two reports of the tip of the antenna detaching from the rattle, including one report that the purple ball from the tip of the antenna was in the baby’s mouth. No injuries have been reported.
The soft toy rattle is a bee with a yellow head, ring-shaped green body, blue/green wings and purple/red antennas. Model number 8534 and date code PA8 are printed on a sewn-in label on the bee’s head.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from small children and contact Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 (8 - 5 M-F) or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kidsii.com to receive a free replacement rattle.
Swedish Company Pulls 'Baby Bikini' Over Protests
The bikinis were pulled from stores after children's and women's groups complained that the revealing swimwear contributed to the sexualization of the bodies of small children, Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday.
Ellos representative Per-Olf Gustafsson said,
"Ellos is a family company. We do not want anyone taking offense from our assortment. We have erred in this case and we will do our best to ensure that there is no repeat."Why would someone want to put a bikini on their baby? A newborn's skin is so delicate, it should be completely covered when they are in the sun - especially babies who are not old enough to wear sunscreen.
Move Over Gosselins! The Harris Sextuplets To Be Profiled on Discovery Health
Discovery Health is set to introduce the world to another set of amazing sextuplets. In their three-part special Then Came 6, the network tells the story of the Harrises, an extraordinary family with a remarkable claim-to-fame-they have the only surviving set of African-American sextuplets.
The sextuplets — four boys and two girls — arrived at 26 1/2 weeks gestation weighing between 1 pound, 3 ounces and 1 pound, 12 ounces on July 7th 2002.
Premiering Tuesday, August 5 at 9 PM ET/PT, Then Came 6 offers a glimpse into the chaos -- and the fun! -- that comes with raising seven children.
Gillian Anderson Shows Off Her Bump At X-Files Premiere
Gillian Anderson show off her expanding bump at the premiere for "The X-Files: I Want to Believe".
The mom-to-be recently told US Magazine that "The only thing I do when I'm pregnant is eat and sit on my butt!"
Would Your Prefer A Manny Or A Nanny?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This photo really does show how good we have it in North America. This newborn baby is covered with a flour sack turned into blanket inside a ward of a government hospital in Manila.
An estimated 50 to 60 deliveries occur daily at a government hospital in Manila, forcing staff to discharge new mothers as early as 12 to 24 hours after birth.
Pregnancy And Heartburn
WebMD reports that one-half of all pregnant women report symptoms of severe heartburn, particularly during their second and third trimesters. Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is an irritation or burning sensation of the esophagus caused by stomach contents that reflux (comes back up) from the stomach.
It is believed that heartburn during pregnancy may occur because of changing hormone levels, which can affect the muscles of the digestive tract and how different foods are tolerated.
Pregnancy hormones can cause the lower esophageal sphincter (the muscular valve between the stomach and esophagus) to relax, allowing stomach acids to splash back up into the esophagus. In addition, the enlarged uterus can crowd the abdomen, pushing stomach acids upward.
The informative site has some suggestions to prevent or reduce the heartburn:
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Introduce Us To Levi
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Reverend Run and Wife Justine Show Off Miley In Jet Magazine
Reverend Run and Wife Justine show off the newest cast member of their hit reality show “Run’s House,”in Jet Magazine. Little Miley stands about knee-high, enjoys putting things in her mouth and has no hang-ups about letting you know if she has a problem.
“I just found out that she has a little attitude,” says Justine Simmons of her 10-month-old daughter Miley, who recently had her first temper tantrum. “I don’t remember the boys doing that at this age, so I don’t know if this is a girl thing or what.”It doesn’t matter if she’s pitching a fit or being sweet as taffy apple pie, the amount of love that the toddler receives is unconditional from her famous rap pioneer dad Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, her mom and her five new siblings..
STUDY: Breast Feeding Releases A Bonding Hormone
The hormone Oxytonin is released into the mother's brain, the same hormone that produces contractions during labor and allows milk to flow from the mammary glands.
Studies show the hormone reduces fear and prompts feelings of trust and confidence.
When the baby suckles, specialized neurons in the mother's brain release the hormone in intense bursts from the nerve endings.
One professor involved in the study says the findings could be used to explain other similar brain activities.
Labels: Breast Feeding
RECALL: It’s MY Binky Personalized Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with It’s My Binky, today announced a voluntary recall of about 115,000 It’s My Binky’s Personalized Pacifiers because the pacifier button, ring handle and shield with nipple can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.
It’s My Binky has received two reports of the pacifier button, ring handle and shield with nipple detaching. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled pacifiers have "Japlo" imprinted on the front of the pacifier shield at the bottom, center. The pacifiers were sold in blue, white and pink with various words or designs printed on the button of the pacifier. Examples of text and symbols printed on recalled Japlo pacifiers include but are not limited to the following:
Consumers should immediately take these pacifiers away from children and return them to the store where purchased or contact the firm if purchased online to receive a free replacement pacifier.
For additional information, contact It’s My Binky toll-free at (888) 689-9444 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday PT or visit the firm’s website at www.itsmybinky.com or e-mail Danielle Riiber at Danielle@itsmybinky.com