When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby girl made her arrival five weeks early this past Saturday, the couple was likely caught off guard on a number of levels. But the biggest question on everyone's mind? What are they going to name her?! If the proud new parents are indeed still searching for the perfect name for their new arrival, we've come up with 10 celeb-inspired suggestions, all of which start with a "K" (of course)! What's your favorite?
While leggings and maternity jeans are a pregnancy must, so too are the tops to pair them with. Because it's hard to justify a new wardrobe for only a few months, we found five essential tops every third trimester needs. Between the basic tee and tunic, you'll be able to create a variety of looks for any occasion — yes, even your baby shower! Take a peek and start shopping, these tops will get you and your bump through those last few weeks in style!
We're all about seeking out new trends when it comes to hosting a stylish baby shower, and over the past few years, cake pops and cupcakes have ruled the scene. But sometimes a party calls for a good old-fashioned cake — the kind that needs to be cut with a knife. If the mom-to-be who you're honoring is more of a traditionalist than a trend follower, then serve her up a sweet slice of one of these 15 beautiful baby cakes!
Naming baby is the first big decision parents make for their child. The word will follow their kiddo for the rest of his or her life, but it's not something that moms and dads need to fret about. It's fun! We've rounded up our hottest tips and conversation topics to give you the complete guide to baby-naming.
If we had to crown a modern-day style icon, Kate Middleton would be it. Always dressed to the nines in pieces that are contemporary yet classic, Kate never fails. Due to give birth to her royal babe next month, pregnancy is proving this duchess well. Sticking to wardrobe staples like hats and coats, Kate shows how versatile key pieces can be over the course of nine months. Today, the duchess made her final solo royal appearance this morning, wearing a dalmatian-print coat to the christening of a new cruise ship, a look that she perfected throughout her pregnancy. Check out some of the duchess's most fab maternity fashion moments over the past eight months — she's definitely not afraid to mix high and low or stick to old favorites!
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I know that it sounds like I am a harlot, but there are extenuating circumstances. I just found out that I am pregnant. 5 weeks. The father has been my best friend and the love of my life for 13 years. A few years ago he ran off after his parents passed away, and he met this girl. We lost touch for 4 years but have since found each other again. Over the last year we have both struggled with our feelings for each other. He lives 7 hours away but has traveled to see me many times—a few of them to ask me to be with him, and I have done the same.
For one reason or another (entirely other post) it has not come to fruition. It came very close a few weeks ago: he and his girl had broken up "for good" and I was already in town looking for an apartment. We decided to spend a few days at the beach and plan our life together. There was a BIG miscommunication about me attending grad school in another city. He said that he would not stand in the way of my dream and he went back to her.
To make a very long story longer, I am definitely keeping the baby. I have spent years suffering from endometriosis and I was not sure that I could get pregnant. He had offered to be a donor for me a few months ago, but I could not afford the procedure. Then "she" found out. She became pregnant by him 3 years ago and had an abortion without his knowledge. They have not had a good relationship since, and while we really do try to just stay friends, we have an almost fairy-tale romance that keeps throwing us back together.
Right before I learned I was pregnant (last week), in an emotional fit, I told him that I was done with him for good and that I was not going to let him keep going back and forth between me and her, regardless of the reason. He was very hurt, swearing his undying love for me but said that he would not continue to hurt me and if letting go was what I needed he would do it, but that no matter what he would always be in love with me. In response, I told him to get over it and move on like I was. And now I find out I'm having his baby.
How I landed myself in this soap opera I do not know, but I am concerned about telling him before the 12 week "safe" mark. And there is going to be HELL to pay from her—she is already immature about her jealousy even though we never had a physical relationship until a couple of months ago. I'm worried about the stress that it will put on me and the baby—it's already very tough right now starting grad school and having just quit my cushy job to do so.
Anyhow, any advice for an accidental home-wrecker?
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The hospital trip is a bit different when you're having a scheduled delivery. With over 30 percent of all American births coming via c-section, many mamas-to-be know they are going in for surgery. Whether the Cesarean was deemed necessary for medical reasons, or if the mama-to-be insisted on it, women who know they will be undergoing the knife need to pack a lil differently than those delivering vaginally. Load up your suitcase with clothing and toiletries to get through the three to five days you'll be in the hospital, and don't forget to toss in these nine items!
If there's one piece every maternity wardrobe needs, it's a maxi dress. Comfortable yet flattering, maxi dresses work well at all stages of pregnancy and can be styled a variety of ways. Keeping Summer and the mama-to-be in mind, we've found a dress for every occasion. Click through to find the look that works for you, for everything from work to weddings!
If you think it's hot out there, just imagine how an expectant mama is handling the heat. Mamas-to-be can get hot, hot, hot, due to extra blood flow causing higher-than-normal body temperatures in addition to the extra pounds they are packing. But, there are simple ways women with child can cool off aside from turning on the air conditioner.
We've heard of almost every use for breast milk by now — acne fighter, pink-eye solution, ice cream, and even breast milk soap. The one common denominator here is that mama's milk is nothing if not versatile. If you ask the majority of moms who've tasted their own milk, it's a sweet liquid that kids love, but many adults find just too sugary.
That's probably why the folks at San Francisco and Austin-based Lollyphile (best known for making absinthe and chocolate bacon-flavored lollipops) thought breast milk would make a great lolly flavor. They recently introduced Breast Milk Lollipops ($10 for four), which were inspired by some screaming tots. The founders said, "Since some of us are confectioners, we felt it was our responsibility to find out just what this flavor was that could turn a screaming, furious infant into a placid, contented one. Surely the flavor must be heavenly, yes? We are endlessly grateful to all the mothers who kept sharing their breast milk with our flavor specialists until we were able to candify it."
So what do you think? Will breast milk become the new hot flavor trend?