Friday, February 02, 2007

Pregnant, Tori Spelling, To Have Tupperware Party Baby Shower

Expecting mother Tori Spelling hasn't registered for traditional baby gifts and will instead have a baby shower hosted by plastic container company Tupperware.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star and husband Dean McDermott are planning the party next week at a Los Angeles cafe.

A source tells E! Online, "It's a couples' shower, meaning it's not all girls. It's not a luncheon, but drinks and appetizers later in the day."

A friend of Spelling's explains, "Tupperware said they're big fans of Tori's, so they wanted to do this."

The star's estranged mother Candy is not expected to attend, but Loni Anderson, who played her mother on her short-lived TV series So NoTORous, has been invited.

Spelling is expecting a boy and is due in a few weeks.

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Baby nicknamed 'Super Tonio' after weighing in at 14.5 pounds

His name is Antonio Vasconcelos. They're calling him "Super Tonio." And he is an unusually big baby. The not-so-little fellow weighed in at a whopping 14 and a-half pounds Monday when he was born in the Mexican resort of Cancun. And he's become a sensation there, with people lining up outside the window of the nursery ward to get a glimpse. He's 22 inches long and has been chowing down on five ounces of milk every three hours.

Antonio is still far off the big-baby record. That's held by a Italian born in 1955. He weighed 22 pounds, eight ounces.

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McBabies!

Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian welcomed twin boys on Thursday, according to People magazine. The twins, named Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick, were born in Los Angeles. They join 4-year-old sister Talula in the Dempsey household. Dempsey, 41, who plays Derek "Dr. McDreamy" Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy and recently starred in the movie Freedom Writers, announced the pregnancy in September on Live with Regis and Kelly. In January, he posed for Life with his head resting on Jillian's pregnant belly. Asked how fatherhood has changed him, he told the magazine, "Now, making money is about providing for my children. And being a father makes you look at yourself. You look at your marriage and go, 'How do I improve this? How do I keep growing and create a stable environment for my children?' " Dempsey and his wife met in 1994 when he came into her salon for a haircut. (She now has her own high-end cosmetics line.) They married in 1999 at the Dempsey family farmhouse in Maine.

Pictures of Diddy's Newborn Babies

If the front of cover of Hello magazine wasn't enough, here are more pics of Sean Combs's and Kim Porter's newborn twin girls, D'Lila Star and Jessie James, pictured above. Check out People's website for more great pictures of the new family. These pics were taken in the nursery of their Alpine, N.J., home on Jan. 24. Sean Combs said:
“I bought them their first pair of diamond earrings. Tiny Tiffany diamonds for babies. If they’re not into fashion, that’s cool. But I think they will be.”
...Interesting

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Duct Tape Your Baby!

This is such a funny pic! How many parents have actually tried this?! Ha-Ha! That will keep them in one place!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ikea Commercial :: Tidy Up

This is a funny Ikea commercial about why it pays to tidy up! Remember to put your sound on! ...and it's not a missile or rocket...

Sean Combs & His Little Ones

Sean Combs and Kim Porter are on the cover of Hello! Canada with their latest addition to the family, D'Lila Star and Jessie James!. I'm not sure which on is which, but the girls are adorable! They were born on December 21st.

Monday, January 29, 2007

? OF THE WEEK: Do you think it is right for states like Nebraska to force newborn blood tests without the consent of a baby’s parents?

Faithful challenge newborn blood test laws Parents argue state-mandated screenings violate religious tenets In Nebraska it is required that newborns undergo blood tests within 48 hours of birth. Ray and Louise Spiering are challenging this law because they say it infringes on their religious beliefs. The couple practice fundamental Christianity and Scientology, saying, “that balance of our beliefs included into the births of our children.” The test is mandatory in 4 states: South Dakota, Michigan, Montana and, of course, Nebraska. These states don't allow parents to opt out of testing. The Spiering parents and another set of parents from Nebraska are taking this to the Supreme Court and Legislature to change the law, so that it will be more flexible when screening newborns.
The mandatory test, in which a few drops of blood are drawn from a baby’s heel, screens for dozens of rare congenital diseases, some of which can cause severe mental retardation or death if left undetected.

The Spierings wanted to avoid loud noises after Melynda’s birth, and also reduce the pain she experienced in order to protect her physical and mental health. The concept comes from the Church of Scientology — minimizing talking around someone who is in pain, said the Rev. Brian Fesler of Minneapolis, a regional representative for the church.

The church teaches that words spoken during moments of pain and unconsciousness affect physical and mental health later in life, he said. The church encourages silent birth, in which those attending avoid talking.

But the church doesn’t discourage parents from having their children tested, Fesler said.

One in every 837 babies born last year tested positive for one of the 34 diseases the state tests for, said Julie Miller, manager of Nebraska’s Newborn Screening Program. But the incidence is much lower for the eight most serious diseases, with one in 112,000 having biotinidase deficiency, which can cause developmental delays.

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In my opinion, I believe that testing is necessary especially when detecting diseases early at birth. Many life-threatening disorders, such as mental retardation, can be avoided when tested. I usually agree with "parents know best for their baby," but they need to know whats best for the child when it concerns the baby's health. After meeting and knowing children with diseases, early detection is very important to save lives. What are your opinions... Do you think it is right for states like Nebraska to force newborn blood tests without the consent of a baby’s parents?