Friday, August 11, 2006

New Pics of Gwen Stefani and Kingston

These are the newest, adorable pics of baby Kingston. He's already 2 months old and so fashion trendy. Little Kingston is wearing clothes from his Mommy's new line of baby clothes from L.A.M.B. If want to check out more pics of Gwen with Kingston click here.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Pilates

Pilates is one of the best ways to strengthen your body and relax your mind. And, it is perfect for pregnant women. The gentle exercise program helps to prepare your body for childbirth by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and core abdominal muscles, which support the uterus and baby. Pilates also improves posture and tones muscles, helping you build a strong body that can recover its shape and tone faster after pregnancy. When practicing Pilates, you should:
  • Breathe naturally. Be sure not to hold your breathe as you and your baby both need oxygen.
  • Focus on the body's core muscles- the rib cage, spine and plevis.
  • Avoid quick, sudden movements that can increase your risk of injury.
  • Concentrate on slow, controlled movements.
  • Check with your healthcare provider and get his or her approval before beginning any new exercise program while you're pregnant.
Check PregnancyWeekly for more information on regular exercises during pregnancy!

When Can We See You Baby Suri?

I know that their is so much talk surrounding baby Suri, because no one has seen her yet. With all the paparazzi on their toes waiting to snap a picture, I wonder how she has escaped for this long. Even Us Weekly has a clock counting the seconds, minutes, hours and days, since Suri was born until her first sighting. I just looked and the clock said, 114 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes and 45 seconds! The funny part is that people are now questioning if she is even real. Ha-Ha! Anyway, it has been reported by the New York Post that Vanity Fair will issue the first pics of baby Suri! Get out of Town! The Post said that the pictures were taken by photographer, Annie leibovitz, and will be published this fall. A spokeswoman for Vanity Fair had no comment and a spokesman for Leibovitz's studio said, "We know nothing about this. The studio is closed for August." Now is this just another Hollywood rumor??? Let's keep our eyes and ears peeled.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Gwyenth Paltrow Talks About The Woes Of Post Pregnancy

Gwyenth Paltrow opened up to Harper's Bazaar Magazine about her post pregnancy body. Every knows about the pregnancy weight that is normally gained and the difficulty of taking it off. Even Oscar-winning actress, Gwyenth Paltrow, agrees that it could be a bit depressing. She mentioned that her body went a bit wobbly, a little jelly in the belly (as I like to say), after giving birth to her daughter, Apple, and then son, Moses. "The first time, you are horrified," the 33-year-old said. She goes on to say, "It's all lovely when you are pregnant; but when you are not pregnant and you haven't been for a couple months and you are still carrying tons of extra weight and everything's all hanging and sagging, you think, 'How is this ever going to go back?' But it does - if you do a lot of working out." Well, well, I am happy to hear that celebrities are once again, HUMAN! Yay! I'm glad that she let us in on her little secret on losing weight... working out. Damn, their has to be an easier way! Paltrow says that she gained 40 pounds with each little cutie, but dropped 20 pounds by the time she left the hospital. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope it'll only be that easy for me. Since breastfeeding has taken some of her time, she hasn't put much thought into dieting. Little Moses has to eat, lets not stop that from happening!

'Dead baby' mother still pregnant

Unfortunate situation... I hope she has a healthy pregnancy and baby. A mother has spoken of her anger at undergoing an operation to remove her "dead" unborn child only to find she was still pregnant three weeks later. Julie Brown, from Livingston, said she was told by doctors at the town's St John's hospital that her child had died in the womb at five-and-a-half weeks. Mrs Brown said she was given the news on 13 July and underwent treatment to remove the remains.

However, a later visit to her GP revealed that she was still pregnant.

An NHS inquiry has been now been launched.

"I was absolutely devastated because I had already suffered two miscarriages before and I thought that was me suffering another one.

"The hospital has given me no reasons or answers, they have told me absolutely nothing. I don't know how it has happened.

"I have not been taking folic acid because I didn't know I was still pregnant.

"I will be constantly worrying until I give birth to the baby and see that it is all right because I have been given a general anaesthetic, painkillers and antibiotics."

Hospital complaint

Mrs Brown's husband Dan, 28, said: "It's ridiculous that something like this can happen.

"It's going to be a difficult time but I'm sure we will get through it.

"I just don't know how this could have happened with such a violent and intrusive operation."

Mrs Brown told the Scottish Sun newspaper she had written to hospital bosses complaining at her treatment.

NHS Lothian has offered an apology to the Brown family and promised an investigation.

St John's Hospital's director of operations, Mike Grieve, said: "I immediately wish to apologise for any distress to Mrs Brown and her family.

"We have not yet received a formal complaint but an informal investigation was launched as soon as her case was brought to my attention.

"It would be inappropriate of me to comment on the specific circumstances while this is taking place.

"But we will be contacting Mrs Brown on Wednesday to discuss what has happened and we will keep her fully informed of the outcome of our investigation."

Source: BBC News

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Postpartum Depression Hits Dads, Too

I've never heard about postpartum depression in fathers before, but I after reading this I believe that it is very much true. A lot of Mothers suffer from postpartum depression, but did you know just about as many Fathers suffer as well? Almost as many new fathers as mothers suffer depression after the birth of a child, a new study shows. About 14 percent of mothers and 10 percent of fathers showed signs of moderate or severe postpartum depression, according to the study, which followed more than 5,000 members of two-parent families.

"There have been a few small studies in the last two years showing this, but nothing has been known on a national basis," said study leader James F. Paulson, an assistant professor of pediatrics and psychology and behavioral sciences at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Center for Pediatric Research.

The findings are published in the August issue of Pediatrics.

New parents who participated in the study filled out questionnaires and were interviewed to determine whether they showed symptoms of depression. Their relationships with their children were determined by questioning such practices as breast-feeding, putting the child to bed on his or her back, and whether the parents read to, played peek-a-boo with or sang to the child.

"What we found in this study is that basic day-to-day interactions were impaired in fathers, just as they were in mothers," Paulson said. "Also, basic activities were impaired."

Pediatricians should make a greater effort to identify postpartum depression in both mothers and fathers, Paulson said. "Pediatricians, in general, may be in the best position to catch depression, but they don't often do it," he said, adding he's now doing a study to look at patterns of screening for postpartum depression.

Dr. William Coleman is a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina and chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on the psychosocial aspects of child and family health. "Physicians do a very poor job asking about or detecting postpartum blues in the mother, and they may not even see the father," he said. "They might detect the mother's feelings, but may not even ask the father."

Fathers usually feel elation after a birth, Coleman said, but that feeling of "engrossment" can fade away, depending on family circumstances.

That can happen "if the mother is very, very controlling and wants the baby all to herself," Coleman said. "Also, fathers can experience frustration, sexual and emotional, if they forget to remember that the wife is not interested in sex at that time. If the wife is very motherly and maternal, he might feel kind of useless, on the periphery."

Depression in a father leads to a well-known pattern of behavior, Coleman said. "He tends to work longer, to watch sports more, to drink more and be solitary," he said.

One problem in detecting postpartum depression in fathers is that "pediatricians are not told to inquire about adult issues," Coleman said. "It is a silent game."

Yet, it's important to detect postpartum depression in a father for the sake of the child's long-term outlook, Paulson said. "Based on what we know of mothers' postpartum depression, it is associated with health problems later on, not only emotional problems and difficulties adjusting to school but also basic health problems," he said.

More information

For more on postpartum depression, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Source: Yahoo! News

Monday, August 07, 2006

It's a boy for Fred Savage!

That little boy from Wonder Years is no longer little. He is now a father to a baby boy born on Saturday night is Los Angeles. People were so nice to inform us. Fred Savage, 30, and wife, Jennifer Lynn Stone, 33, have a new born boy that weighed in at 6 lbs. and 13 oz. at birth. The couple "are absolutely thrilled," Savage's agent tells People. They have not named their son yet. Apparently, Fred and Jennifer were childhood friends who were split apart when he was just 11 years old, because he moved to LA to play Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years. Eleven years later they reconnected at Fred's birthday party. How cute!!!! Can you imagine that? They must have a really great connection. Congrats to them!

Heidi and Seal at the airport

These are recent pics of Heidi, Seal and their little ones at the airport. Look how cute their boy is!!! They have a beautiful family. I must mention how gorgeous Heidi Klum looks. Only if I could look that great right now! She has a lot of maternity clothes, especially this being her 3rd pregnancy in a row. Thats the way to do it.