September 2009


There’s something in the air bringing us lots of baby girls this fall – not only did we congratulate Sarah Michelle Gellar on the birth of her baby girl Charlotte last week, Grey’s Anatomy co-stars Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo, both have girls in their families now too!  Heigl and her husband adopted Nayleigh from Korea, while Ellen and husband Chris Ivery welcomed Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery on September 15th.  Perhaps there’s a playgroup planned for the Grey’s Anatomy set, whose producers have been rumored to be very supportive of the new moms, and giving them as much time as they need to bond with their new daughters – keeping us big fans of the show!

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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. welcomed their first child, Charlotte Grace, this past Saturday.  We’re a fan of the classic name, now we just want to know if she’ll follow in her mother’s footsteps and use her first and middle name…congratulations to the family!

Like Eternal Maternal, we’re not sure how we feel about a doll that little girls can breastfeed.  Watch the demo of Bebe Gloton. We’re all for breastfeeding, and we think that we can learn a lot from our European friends (and not just about fashion!) – but, is having a doll that you can breastfeed taking it a little too far, or is it just the next step in the “natural” part of motherhood.

Somebody likes ’em – dolls are going for $125 on eBay! What do YOU think?

Welcome to Montana Tessa Newsom, healthy baby daughter of Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom.  Montana was born in San Francisco at 12:39 p.m. today. She is 20.5 inches long and weighs 7 lbs. 12 oz. Congratulations Newson Family!

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Fostering to Adopt: What It’s Really Like: “Maybe I am luckier than most parents waiting to adopt. My little girl, a beautiful and adventurous two-year-old, lives in my home already and has been since she came to us as a foster child at three months old.”

Buddha Belly Mask-Soothe Your Growing Belly: “Snacking fifteen times a day? You might as well feed your belly from the outside too. As your midsection stretches to places you never thought possible, make time to show your appreciation for your baby’s temporary home by liberally applying this delicious moisturizing mask made of avocado, honey and molasses to your belly.”

Try this Recipe From Julie: Oatmeal Pancakes

We recently blogged about Katherine’s baby shower for Grey’s Anatomy co-star Ellen Pompeo, but little did we know she’d be ready to have her very own shower soon!  Katherine and her husband Josh Kelley announced last week (on The Ellen DeGeneres Show) that they are adopting a 10-month old little girl, who they’ve named Nayleigh (which is a combination of her mother and sister, Nancy, Leigh).

Nayleigh’s birthday is just one day earlier than Katherine’s in November.  As any parent can attest, Heigl already has the right attitude, telling Ellen:

I realized just recently that I basically forfeited my birthday for the rest of my life.

Congratulations to Katherine and Josh!

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