Baby Feet Casting

baby feet castingForever Baby Feet

Parents, have you ever looked at your baby and thought “I wish I could preserve this time forever”?  Well, there is a way to remind yourself every day of those precious few months of your new baby’s life.

You can get a casting made of your baby’s feet. That way, years down the road, when the child is driving you crazy, you can gaze at the cast of him/her’s tiny feet and be reminded that that child is your baby.

Another reason to get a cast made of your baby’s feet is to give it as a gift to the proud grandparents, which would be especially touching if they’re first time grandparents.

Convinced that getting a baby feet casting is the way to go? Or too worried that it will be hard and time consuming?

Here’s some more information.

There are two ways to go about getting your cast. If you’re a real do-it-yourselfer than more power to you.

The first step is finding a provider. You can most likely find a kit at your local craft store or you can buy one on-line. The main thing you need to look for is the amount of impression powder and casting powder the kit provides. For first timers making the actual cast can be pretty tricky and you want to make sure the kit provides enough materials for several trials. The moulding mix is completely safe for your baby’s skin so there’s no need to worry about that.

The basic casting kit can run around nine dollars and it can go up from there depending if you want anything special like a base to display the casts, any special finishes like bronze or silver, or if you want 2-D or 3-D casts. Another aspect of this to consider is your baby’s age. Many kits and reviewers recommend that you get your baby’s feet cast at the age between zero and eighteen months.

It’s the same if you get it done professionaly. The advantage of hiring a professional to cast your baby’s feet is obviously the wealth of experience that the professional has in this area. Then you have to find a location. The up side is that sometimes the professionals will come to your home.

The down side, of course, is the cost. Some professionals can cost a few hundred pounds. It all depends on what you want to have done.

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Fact Checker: Do 10,000 baby boomers retire every day?


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“Each day,10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits.”

–Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), writing in The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014

A reader asked about this line in Sen. Portman’s article, which warned of a looming budget crisis because of growth in entitlements. Could this figure possibly be true?

The Facts

Ten thousand people a day is certainly a big number. Over 365 days, that’s almost 4 million people. But then everything about the “Baby Boom” generation is pretty big.

There were 76 million people born between the years 1946 and 1964, the traditional window for the baby boom generation. That means that they will retire over a 19-year period. Simple math shows that 76 divided by 19 is 4 million, or almost 11,000 people a day.

While a certain percentage will die before they reach retirement age, analysts say that  immigrants will actually boost the number of potential baby-boomer retirees to nearly 80 million —and not everyone retires exactly at 65 or 66. Some baby boomers likely retired at 62. So let’s say it’s 80 million over 20 years—which still yields 4 million a year.

Thus, as a simple round figure, 10,000 a day is pretty close. In fact, that a number used by the Social Security Administration in a 2012 report, which Portman spokeswoman Caitlin Conant said was a source used by the senator. She also cited a Pew Research Center report that used this figure.

Indeed, in a 2013 report, the Social Security Administration said that the wave of baby boom retirements was a significant problem for the agency itself: “By 2015, almost 33 percent of our workforce, including 48 percent of our supervisors, will be eligible to retire. In FY [fiscal year] 2011, we lost over 4,000 employees due to retirement and other reasons. We expect this trend to continue. During this same timeframe, the baby boomer retirement wave continues to have a significant effect on our workloads.”

The impact of baby boom retirements will certainly put pressure not only on the Social Security Administration, but on the Social Security and Medicare systems. So this is an appropriate figure to cite when discussing entitlement programs. (For more on Social Security, read The Fact Checker’s popular guide to critical questions about Social Security.)

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JWoww Shares Baby Shower Photos; Reunites With Jersey Shore Costars: Pictures

JWoww‘s baby was showered with love before she was even born! Jenni Farley took to her website on July 21 to share photos of her baby shower, which was a mini Jersey Shore reunion!  Along with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, guests included fellow alums Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and Deena Nicole Cortese

PHOTOS: Costars reunited!

In a photo from the May 18 festivities, the expecting BFFs are beaming as they cradle their baby bumps side-by-side. Other photos feature the four Jersey Shore alums posing together.

Farley opted for a blush-colored frock with a baby blue lace overlay. She wore simple makeup and her hair in a ponytail. Meanwhile, Polizzi, 26, dressed her baby bump in a flirty peach sheath dress. Her fiery locks were styled in waves and added a red lip to complement the look.  Giancola went for a snakeskin-print dress, while Deena wore a white strapless skirt.

Jenni

PHOTOS: Snooki’s fun pregnancy!

As the intimate photos show, the pink-themed party had food galore, a candy set-up, a drag queen emcee, and lots of gifts from the guests for Farley’s little one.

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“It was so much fun and my daughter loves all her presents,” wrote the first-time mom on her site. “Working with a newborn is one of the most exhausting yet rewarding things I have ever done and I am enjoying every second of holding my precious baby in my arms!”

PHOTOS: Celebrity BFFs!

The 28-year-old Snooki JWoww star and her fiance Roger Mathews welcomed their baby girl Meilani Alexandra Mathews on Sunday, July 13. 

“Jenni and Roger are so excited to welcome the newest guidette Meilani Alexandra Mathews to the world weighing 7lbs and 13 ounces,” JWoww’s rep told Us. “Meilani and her parents are doing great and are happy and healthy. Meilani is already looking to trade her baby bottle for barbells.”

 

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Baby Who Can't Open Mouth Celebrates First Birthday

PHOTO: Hundreds of people have written to WhatsWrongWithWyattt.com to help the Scott family on their quest for answers.

Wyatt Scott turned a year old earlier this summer, but he ate his birthday dinner through a tube in his tummy.

It’s been more than four months since the Scott family launched WhatsWrongWithWyatt.com to find out why their baby boy can’t open his mouth, and though they’ve been flooded with emails, their little boy’s condition remains a mystery.

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Wyatt’s lockjaw has baffled doctors since he was born in June 2013 in Ottawa, Canada, and though the Scott family has taken him to every specialist imaginable, they can’t figure out the root of the problem, Andrew Scott said. Wyatt spent the first three months of his life in the hospital, and his parents have had to call 911 several times because he’s been choking and unable to open his mouth.

So Wyatt’s mother, Amy, decided to create a website, WhatsWrongWithWyatt.com last spring in the hopes that someone would recognize the condition and offer a solution.

PHOTO: Wyatt Scott, who recently turned a year old, cant open his mouth.

Wyatt’s doctor, Dr. J. P. Vaccani, told ABC News in April that the condition, congenital trismus, is rare and usually the result of a fused joint or extra band of tissue. But Wyatt’s CT and MRI scans appear to be normal.

“It’s an unusual situation where he can’t open his mouth, and there’s no kind of obvious reason for it,” Vaccani, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario told ABC News. “Otherwise, he’s a healthy boy.”

Andrew Scott said he’s sifted through 500 emails submitted to WhatsWrongWithWyatt.com over the last several months, and compiled a list of the most important ideas to give to Wyatt’s doctors. One letter-writer from Virginia told the Scotts that Wyatt’s story made her cry because her now-14-year-old had similar mysterious symptoms.

“She could have written it herself,” Andrew Scott recalled her saying.

Though the Virginia 14-year-old underwent surgery and therapy, Andrew Scott said Wyatt seems to have something different.

PHOTO: All things considered, Andrew Scott says Wyatt is a very happy baby.

“It’s not just that his mouth doesn’t open,” he said.

Wyatt underwent a study in which doctors X-rayed him while he was feeding to see how the muscles in his mouth and throat worked. They found that he has problems with motor function and swallowing in addition to the lockjaw.

“His blinking is erratic,” Andrew Scott added. “He’ll wink on one side a bunch, then the other side and back and forth.”

Their quest for answers has been slow. A recent muscle biopsy came back negative, and Wyatt is awaiting results of his third genetic test.

PHOTO: Wyatt eats blended food through a G-tube in his tummy. These are some of the ingredients his mom uses.

Since the website launched, Wyatt had a major health scare: he stole a piece of chicken off his mother’s plate and put it in his mouth, Andrew Scott said. His lips were parted just enough to get it in, but neither of his parents could get it out, so they pulled it out in pieces. They thought it was all gone when Wyatt fell asleep.

Then, Wyatt started choking.

“He almost died,” Andrew Scott said. “I ended up just giving him breath.”

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12 Baby Boomer Retirement Trends

It is not news that baby boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964, are starting to turn 65 and beginning to retire in droves. A new Census Bureau report details how quickly the baby boomers are retiring and how they are supporting themselves in retirement. Here are 12 highlights from the Census report:

1. There are just over 40 million Americans age 65 and older, and they make up 13 percent of the population. By 2030, when all the baby boomers will have passed age 65, the over-65 crowd will reach 20 percent of the population. At that time the median age of Americans will increase to 39.6 years, up from 37.2 today and a significant increase from a little under 30 in the 1960s and ’70s.

2. The U.S. is not the only country with an aging population. Canada, Japan and most of Europe have older populations than the U.S.

3. About 15 percent of the white population is over 65, but only 9.4 percent of Asians, 8.8 percent of blacks and 5.5 percent of Hispanics are over 65.

4. There are 11 states with more than a million people age 65 and older, led by California with some 4.3 million. The states with the highest percentages of people age 65 and older are Florida, West Virginia, Maine and Pennsylvania. The states with the lowest proportions of senior citizens are Alaska, Utah and Texas.

5. The average life expectancy for a 65-year-old American is 17.7 years for a male and 20.3 years for a female. That represents three to four more years of life expectancy compared to what the prior generation had at the same age. And if you are now 75, you can expect to live another 11 years if you’re a man and another 13 years if you’re a woman.

6. The health risks associated with smoking have decreased in recent years because fewer people smoke. However, health risks associated with obesity have gone up, because a higher percentage of older adults are obese. Overweight people have an increased risk of dying, impaired mobility and are more likely to be admitted to a nursing home.

7. Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death for older Americans, as they have been for decades. Alzheimer’s is now the fifth leading cause of death, up from seventh position in 2000. The good news? The 65-and-over suicide rate declined from 19.7 suicides per 100,000 population in 1991 to 14.9 in 2010.

8. The average income for those between ages 65 and 69 is $37,200, but drops to a little less than $20,000 for those over age 80. The main sources of income for people over 65 are Social Security (37 percent), income from working (30 percent), pensions (19 percent) and savings and investments (11 percent). Younger retirees derive more income from working and investments, while older retirees rely more on Social Security.

9. About 65 percent of workers retire by the time they turn 65. Of those still working past that age, over a third are employed part time. People with higher education, as well as divorced women, tend to stay in the workforce the longest.

10. The poverty rate for people age 65 and older is lower than any other age group. And the percentage of people 65 an older who own their own home has remained steady since before the great recession at 81 percent, while the percentage of people under 35 owning their own home has dropped from 43 percent in 2006 to about 37 percent today.

11. The percentage of people over 65 who are married has remained fairly constant for the past half century at about 75 percent for those in their late 60s to early 70s. The number of widows has decreased, in part because more women are divorced rather than widowed, but also because men have closed the longevity gap to some degree. Asians are most likely to stay married as they get older, followed by whites, Hispanics and then blacks.

12. The population age 65 and over was the only age group to see an increase in voter participation in the 2012 presidential election compared to the 2008 presidential election. The over-65 age group had the highest percentage of people voting, at 72 percent, in the 2012 election.

Tom Sightings is a former publishing executive who was eased into early retirement in his mid-50s. He lives in the New York area and blogs at Sightings at 60, where he covers health, finance, retirement and other concerns of baby boomers who realize that somehow they have grown up.

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Baby boomers lap up the old age 'subsidies'

But very few private-sector employers now offer them to new staff, and many
have closed schemes to existing employees.

Reasons for the decline of final salary have been well documented. People are
living longer, investment returns this century have been lower and interest
rates are at an all-time low. This means that costs for employers have
rocketed, particularly because they have to recover deficits built up in
recent years as well as fund the pensions of current employees.

The trend is irreversible. Employers are now unable to take on the high and
uncertain cost of new final salary pensions. To give an indication, average
employer contributions to final salary schemes were 15.2pc of members’ wages
in 2012, with many also making special contributions to reduce deficits. By
contrast, average employer contributions to “defined contribution” schemes,
where all the risk sits with the employee, were 6.6pc.

This means that, to a large extent, the security of your retirement income
depends on your age and where you work. With their final salary pensions
protected, many of the baby boomer generation have the prospect of a much
more comfortable later life than their children, who are likely to have to
work for longer and still end up with less.

To make matters worse, the cost of these generous pensions is largely met by
the younger generation, because employers with high pension commitments have
less money available to fund salary increases and other benefits.

It’s not all bad news, though.

While membership of final salary schemes continues to fall, automatic
enrolment means that the number of people with some pension is increasing.
Instead of a minority having very good pensions and others having little or
no retirement savings, the vast majority of the younger generation should
have some provision for later life. The hard part is to ensure it’s enough
to give them an acceptable retirement income. We suggest minimum savings for
retirement of 12pc of earnings, including employer contributions.

What’s encouraging is that the latest data from our 2014 Retirement Report
suggests that the younger generation is adopting a pragmatic approach to
planning for later life – perhaps recognising that they will not have it as
easy as their parents. More than 60pc of those under 30 are now saving
adequately for their retirement, putting away an average of 13pc of their
salary – higher than any older age group.

So, all you baby boomers, enjoy your house and your pension while it lasts.
And encourage the younger generation to save, both through pensions and
through other tax-efficient savings such as Isas. In the meantime, many of
you will probably have to dip into your pocket to help your own children on
to the housing ladder or to repay their debts – otherwise you may find
yourself with “stay at home” off-spring for longer than you bargained for.

Who is Toby Strauss?

Toby Strauss is group director for insurance at Lloyds Banking Group and chief
executive of Scottish Widows. Before that he was at rival insurer Aviva and
previously managed mortgage broker Charcol and wealth manager Towry.

He is a trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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"The baby's not breathing": Dog attacks, kills infant in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio — Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.

Police tell The Dayton Daily News that the baby’s step-grandmother was watching the infant for the day when her dog attacked and killed him Sunday afternoon.

CBS affiliate WHIO reports that a neighbor called 911 in a desperate effort to get help.

“She just knocked on my door, bangin’ on my door, She had a baby in her hand. The baby’s not breathing. You need to get here now.” the neighbor told the dispatcher.

A Montgomery County coroner’s investigator says the baby, whose name hasn’t been released, is from another state.

An autopsy is planned for Monday.

An animal control officer removed the dog.

Montgomery County records show an American Staffordshire terrier, which resembles a pit bull, is registered at the address where the baby was killed.

A June 3 police report shows the same dog attacked and injured another dog before it got away.

People who gathered at the home after the attack cried and screamed. Police say the step-grandmother was extremely distraught.

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Baby girl's death preventable: review

Doctors could have saved an 11-month-old baby who contracted a virus in hospital if they had communicated and monitored her better, a review has found.

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill on Monday found Hutt Valley District Health Board failed to take reasonable steps to make sure its services were carried out with care and skill to prevent the baby’s death.

The baby was admitted to the public hospital voluntarily so medical staff could monitor her ongoing issues with feeding, vomiting and poor weight gain.

She was under the care of a multidisciplinary team which included a paediatrician and a dietician.

The baby was given concentrated feeds and after initially gaining weight, the child then developed diarrhoea and increased vomiting.

She was diagnosed with rotavirus gastroenteritis, which she had contracted at the hospital.

The next day, her paediatrician and a dietician attended a team meeting to discuss the baby’s discharge plans.

Neither of them read the progress notes and were unaware of the gastro diagnosis, and it was not discussed.

The baby’s concentrated feeds continued, but the extent of the baby’s fluid loss and dehydration given her gastro were not monitored effectively.

As a result, the development of an abnormally high concentration of sodium in her blood went undetected.

The baby girl developed a fever and was later discovered unresponsive with acute renal failure and severe hypernatraemia.

She subsequently died.

Mr Hill found the medical team failed to adequately assess and monitor the baby’s fluid balance after she was diagnosed with gastroenteritis.

Members of the team also failed to communicate adequately with one another and a number of important opportunities were missed, he said.

While the individual health professionals involved in the case bear some responsibility for the failures that occurred, they were service failures “directly attributable” to Hutt Valley District Health Board, the commissioner found.

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Baby bump alert: See who's pregnant


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Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa are thinking pink. Singer Lachey a href='https://twitter.com/NickLachey' target='_blank'announced on Twitter/a July 15 that they're expecting their second child together, and it's going to be a girl. Can't think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful Vanessa than this, he shared. The Lacheys previously welcomed son Camden in 2012.Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa are thinking pink. Singer Lachey announced on Twitter July 15 that they’re expecting their second child together, and it’s going to be a girl. “Can’t think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful Vanessa than this,” he shared. The Lacheys previously welcomed son Camden in 2012.

Scandal star Scott Foley will soon have a family of five with his wife Marika Dominczyk. The pair a href='https://twitter.com/scottkfoley/status/489200992349466628' target='_blank'revealed on Twitter/a that they're expecting their third child together. “Scandal” star Scott Foley will soon have a family of five with his wife Marika Dominczyk. The pair revealed on Twitter that they’re expecting their third child together.

The internet exploded at a href='http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/07/09/ryan-gosling-eva-mendes-pregnant-expecting-first-child/' target='_blank'reports/a that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are expecting a baby, but so far the couple - who, over the years, barely even acknowledged that they're dating - has yet to confirm the news. The internet exploded at reports that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are expecting a baby, but so far the couple – who, over the years, barely even acknowledged that they’re dating – has yet to confirm the news.

Poppy Montgomery will soon be a mom of three. The Unforgettable actress, who's married to Microsoft exec Shawn Sanford, is expecting her third child.Poppy Montgomery will soon be a mom of three. The “Unforgettable” actress, who’s married to Microsoft exec Shawn Sanford, is expecting her third child.

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, will welcome a baby girl in the fall, according to a href='https://twitter.com/RobertDowneyJr/status/486969251559768064' target='_blank'Downey's to-the-point Twitter announcement/a on Wednesday, July 9: Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, will welcome a baby girl in the fall, according to Downey’s to-the-point Twitter announcement on Wednesday, July 9: “Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?”

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are making room for a new addition. A friend of the couple a href='http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/03/23/mila-kunis-pregnant-expecting-first-child-ashton-kutcher/' target='_blank'told People magazine/a that they're expecting their first child together and they're overjoyed. They are both very, very happy, the friend said, also shooting down rumors of twins. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are making room for a new addition. A friend of the couple told People magazine that they’re expecting their first child together and they’re overjoyed. “They are both very, very happy,” the friend said, also shooting down rumors of twins.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are quickly adding to their family. According to a href='http://www.etonline.com/news/147698_kristen_bell_pregnant_with_baby_number_two/index.html' target='_blank'Entertainment Tonight,/a the couple are expecting their second child, a year after welcoming daughter Lincoln. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are quickly adding to their family. According to “Entertainment Tonight,” the couple are expecting their second child, a year after welcoming daughter Lincoln.

The Kardashians are making room for another addition. On the ninth season's summer premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney confirmed she's a href='http://www.eonline.com/shows/keeping_up_with_the_kardashians/news/549034/kourtney-kardashian-reveals-that-she-is-pregnant-on-keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-premiere-see-the-full-recap' target='_blank'expecting her third child /awith partner Scott Disick. Kourtney, second from left, later shared this photo of her growing bump while she was having fun with friends on June 22.The Kardashians are making room for another addition. On the ninth season’s summer premiere of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kourtney confirmed she’s expecting her third child with partner Scott Disick. Kourtney, second from left, later shared this photo of her growing bump while she was having fun with friends on June 22.

Christina Aguilera is pregnant with baby No. 2. The singer and coach on The Voice is expecting her first child with her fiance, Matt Rutler, and she shared a photo of her summertime-ready baby bump on June 21. Aguilera also has a son, Max, from her relationship with ex-husband Jordan Bratman. Christina Aguilera is pregnant with baby No. 2. The singer and coach on “The Voice” is expecting her first child with her fiance, Matt Rutler, and she shared a photo of her summertime-ready baby bump on June 21. Aguilera also has a son, Max, from her relationship with ex-husband Jordan Bratman.

Either Kelly Rowland really likes baby shoes, or she's expecting a new arrival. On June 10, the singer shared a photo of men's sneakers next to a matching, infant-sized pair a href='http://instagram.com/kellyrowland' target='_blank'on Instagram/a. The caption read, I'll be stuntin like my daddy. Given that Rowland a href='http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/kelly-rowland-confirms-pregnancy-says-wedding-was-perfect-2014106' target='_blank'just tied the knot with her manager, Tim Witherspoon/a, it's a safe bet he's the daddy she's referring to.Either Kelly Rowland really likes baby shoes, or she’s expecting a new arrival. On June 10, the singer shared a photo of men’s sneakers next to a matching, infant-sized pair on Instagram. The caption read, “I’ll be stuntin like my daddy.” Given that Rowland just tied the knot with her manager, Tim Witherspoon, it’s a safe bet he’s the daddy she’s referring to.

Obvious Child actress Gaby Hoffmann showed off an obvious baby bump at her movie's premiere on June 5. According to a href='http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/06/06/gaby-hoffmann-pregnant-expecting-first-child/' target='_blank'People magazine/a, she's expecting her first child. At the event, Hoffmann was seen rubbing her belly and chatting about babies with another famous mom, actress Busy Philipps. “Obvious Child” actress Gaby Hoffmann showed off an obvious baby bump at her movie’s premiere on June 5. According to People magazine, she’s expecting her first child. At the event, Hoffmann was seen rubbing her belly and chatting about babies with another famous mom, actress Busy Philipps.

Rosamund Pike will be in maternity wear when she hits the red carpet in October in support of her movie Gone Girl. The actress is pregnant with her second child with Robie Uniacke,a href='http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/rosamund-pike-pregnant-gone-girl-actress-expecting-second-child--201456' target='_blank' her rep told US Weekly/a. The couple are also parents of toddler Solo.Rosamund Pike will be in maternity wear when she hits the red carpet in October in support of her movie “Gone Girl.” The actress is pregnant with her second child with Robie Uniacke, her rep told US Weekly. The couple are also parents of toddler Solo.

Hayden Panettiere and her fiance, Wladimir Klitschko, a href='http://www.eonline.com/news/548192/hayden-panettiere-pregnant-with-her-and-fiance-wladimir-klitschko-s-first-child' target='_blank'are reportedly/a in the family way, quietly expecting their first child together. Hayden Panettiere and her fiance, Wladimir Klitschko, are reportedly in the family way, quietly expecting their first child together.

Christina Ricci a href='http://www.eonline.com/news/545073/christina-ricci-is-pregnant-actress-expecting-first-child-with-husband-james-heerdegen' target='_blank'has confirmed to E! /athat she and husband James Heerdegen are expecting their first child. The couple married in October. Christina Ricci has confirmed to E! that she and husband James Heerdegen are expecting their first child. The couple married in October.

The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson is starting the family she's always wanted. The actress, a href='http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/05/rachel-bilsons-not-a-fan-of-coppolas-bling-ring/?iref=allsearch' target='_blank'who's spoken about/a a href='http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20814471,00.html' target='_blank'a desire to have kids/a, is a href='http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/05/21/rachel-bilson-pregnant-expecting-first-child-hayden-christensen/' target='_blank'expecting her first child/a with her boyfriend of seven years, Hayden Christensen.“The O.C.’s” Rachel Bilson is starting the family she’s always wanted. The actress, who’s spoken about a desire to have kids, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend of seven years, Hayden Christensen.

Leelee Sobieski has mastered the art of the Beyonc Baby Bump Reveal. On the red carpet for the Christian Dior Cruise 2015, the actress arrived in a flawless blue gown that revealed her growing belly May 9 -- and she casually placed her hand on top of her bump just in case anyone missed it. This will be the star's second child with husband Adam Kimmel. Leelee Sobieski has mastered the art of the Beyoncé Baby Bump Reveal™. On the red carpet for the Christian Dior Cruise 2015, the actress arrived in a flawless blue gown that revealed her growing belly May 9 — and she casually placed her hand on top of her bump just in case anyone missed it. This will be the star’s second child with husband Adam Kimmel.

On April 23, Lake Bell's appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival stole the show. Until her arrival at a Vanity Fair party bearing a surprising baby bump, no one knew she was pregnant! With that kind of reveal, Bell and her husband, Scott Campbell, confirmed that they're expecting their first child. On April 23, Lake Bell’s appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival stole the show. Until her arrival at a Vanity Fair party bearing a surprising baby bump, no one knew she was pregnant! With that kind of reveal, Bell and her husband, Scott Campbell, confirmed that they’re expecting their first child.

Dave Haywood has something to sing about it. The Lady Antebellum singer/guitarist and his wife, Kelli, are expecting their first child in September. They revealed on Twitter that they're anticipating a baby boy. Dave Haywood has something to sing about it. The Lady Antebellum singer/guitarist and his wife, Kelli, are expecting their first child in September. They revealed on Twitter that they’re anticipating a baby boy.

Tila Tequila surprised her fans on April 18 with an announcement: She's pregnant! The former reality star displayed her growing baby bump a href='https://www.facebook.com/IamMissTila/photos/a.384560293210.162873.37987953210/10152317894918211/?type=1amp;theater' target='_blank'on Facebook/a, revealing to her fans that she's 10 weeks along. I just couldn't hold it in any longer, the mom-to-be captioned the photo. (T)his brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way! she said. Tila Tequila surprised her fans on April 18 with an announcement: She’s pregnant! The former reality star displayed her growing baby bump on Facebook, revealing to her fans that she’s 10 weeks along. “I just couldn’t hold it in any longer,” the mom-to-be captioned the photo. “(T)his brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way!” she said.

Chelsea Clinton's prediction that a href='http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/17/chelsea-clinton-announces-shes-pregnant-with-first-child/?hpt=hp_t2' target='_blank'this would be the Year of the Baby/a came true! The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expecting her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky. I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me, Clinton said when she shared the big news. Chelsea Clinton’s prediction that this would be the Year of the Baby came true! The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expecting her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky. “I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me,” Clinton said when she shared the big news.

On April 11, CNN's Kate Bolduan started the New Day with some big news: a href='http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/11/breaking-news-kate-bolduan-is-pregnant/' target='_blank'She's expecting her first child/a with her husband, Michael Gershenson. The couple, who wed in 2010, are preparing to welcome their bundle of joy in October.On April 11, CNN’s Kate Bolduan started the “New Day” with some big news: She’s expecting her first child with her husband, Michael Gershenson. The couple, who wed in 2010, are preparing to welcome their bundle of joy in October.

Nicole Snooki Polizzi and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, have exciting news: I just want to say HOW THRILLED we are on expecting our second child and we couldn't be any happier, the reality star said a href='http://snookinicole.celebuzz.com/2014/04/the-truth-about-my-second-pregnancy/' target='_blank'in a blog post/a April 4. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, have exciting news: “I just want to say HOW THRILLED we are on expecting our second child and we couldn’t be any happier,” the reality star said in a blog post April 4.

After finding love on The Bachelorette and marrying in 2012, J.P. Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert are expecting their first child. They are both so thrilled, a href='http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/03/26/bachelorette-ashley-hebert-pregnant-expecting-first-child-jp-rosenbaum/' target='_blank'a source close to the couple said/a. J.P. is especially excited; they have both wanted this for a while.After finding love on “The Bachelorette” and marrying in 2012, J.P. Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert are expecting their first child. “They are both so thrilled,” a source close to the couple said. “J.P. is especially excited; they have both wanted this for a while.”

Savannah Guthrie made a surprise announcement in March when she revealed she's both married and expecting. The Today show anchor wed Mike Feldman on March 15, and she let it slip to her wedding guests that she was also four months pregnant.Savannah Guthrie made a surprise announcement in March when she revealed she’s both married and expecting. The “Today” show anchor wed Mike Feldman on March 15, and she let it slip to her wedding guests that she was also four months pregnant.

Is there something in the Today show's water? Another one of the morning TV program's hosts, Carson Daly, is awaiting a baby. Daly announced on March 24 that he and his fiance, Siri Pinter, are expecting their third child. They're also parents to Jackson James, 5, and Etta, 18 months.Is there something in the “Today” show’s water? Another one of the morning TV program’s hosts, Carson Daly, is awaiting a baby. Daly announced on March 24 that he and his fiancée, Siri Pinter, are expecting their third child. They’re also parents to Jackson James, 5, and Etta, 18 months.

Alyssa Milano and her husband, David Bugliari, are making room for baby No. 2. The Mistresses star a href='http://alyssa.com/?p=4899' target='_blank'revealed on her website/a March 21: BIG NEWS!!! We are so happy to share with you that (my son) Milo is going to be a big brother! Milano and Bugliari wed in August 2009 and welcomed Milo two years later.Alyssa Milano and her husband, David Bugliari, are making room for baby No. 2. The “Mistresses” star revealed on her website March 21: “BIG NEWS!!! We are so happy to share with you that (my son) Milo is going to be a big brother!” Milano and Bugliari wed in August 2009 and welcomed Milo two years later.

Scarlett Johansson displayed the faintest hint of a baby bump at the premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on March 13. The actress is expecting her first child with her French fianc, Romain Dauriac.
Scarlett Johansson displayed the faintest hint of a baby bump at the premiere of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on March 13. The actress is expecting her first child with her French fiancé, Romain Dauriac.

Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi, are pretty private, but a href='http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/03/08/christian-bale-sibi-blazic-pregnant-expecting-second-child/' target='_blank'according to People magazine/a, the couple are expecting their second child nine years after the arrival of their first.Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi, are pretty private, but according to People magazine, the couple are expecting their second child nine years after the arrival of their first.

Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Kayte Walsh, are making room for one more. The couple are expecting their second child after welcoming daughter Faith in 2012. The former Frasier star is also dad to four other kids from prior relationships.Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Kayte Walsh, are making room for one more. The couple are expecting their second child after welcoming daughter Faith in 2012. The former “Frasier” star is also dad to four other kids from prior relationships.

It's been a while since we caught up with Jenna Fischer from The Office, and it turns out she's expecting her second child! a href='http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/02/25/jenna-fischer-pregnant-expecting-second-child-lee-kirk/' target='_blank'According to People magazine/a, the actress and her husband, Lee Kirk, are awaiting a new arrival this summer. They're already parents to 2-year-old Weston Lee. It’s been a while since we caught up with Jenna Fischer from “The Office,” and it turns out she’s expecting her second child! According to People magazine, the actress and her husband, Lee Kirk, are awaiting a new arrival this summer. They’re already parents to 2-year-old Weston Lee.

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz will soon be a dad again. The 34-year-old musician a href='http://instagram.com/p/kiMUsUIimQ/' target='_blank'announced on Instagram/a that he and Meagan Camper, his model girlfriend of close to three years, are expecting their first child together. We're super excited to announce we're expecting a baby! Wentz shared along with a photo of himself and Camper, 24, in bed together. Wentz also has a 5-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli, with his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson.Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz will soon be a dad again. The 34-year-old musician announced on Instagram that he and Meagan Camper, his model girlfriend of close to three years, are expecting their first child together. “We’re super excited to announce we’re expecting a baby!” Wentz shared along with a photo of himself and Camper, 24, in bed together. Wentz also has a 5-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli, with his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson.

Susan Sarandon is going to be a grandma! Her 28-year-old daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, is expecting her first child with husband Kyle. Having a family has always been a priority for us both and we couldn't be happier! the pair said in a statement. Susan Sarandon is going to be a grandma! Her 28-year-old daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, is expecting her first child with husband Kyle. “Having a family has always been a priority for us both and we couldn’t be happier!” the pair said in a statement.


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Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/16/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/nick-lachey-vanessa-minnillo-baby/index.html

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Mother and Baby Beat Odds to Survive Cancer, Heart Defect

PHOTO: Riki Graves found out she had breast cancer when she was 8 weeks pregnant, but she soon learned that her unborn daughter would need to fight a health battle as well.

Riki Graves seemed to have everything when she woke up on her 38th birthday in September 2013. She was eight weeks pregnant with her second child, in the best shape of her life and happier than ever. But later than day, she learned that a lump in her breast was cancerous.

Worse news would come at her 20-week ultrasound, when she found out that her baby girl would be born with life-threatening heart defects – if she survived the pregnancy.

“It was really scary,” said Graves, 38. She called her husband sobbing. “I could barely drive myself home.”

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Graves remembered the anxious hospital visits that followed and how she knew the tests weren’t going well even before the doctors told her so. The heartbeats she heard on the machine didn’t sound right, she said. They sounded “squishy.”

“She was safe as long as she was inside me because my heart could pump for her, but her heart was getting worse and worse,” Graves said. “They weren’t sure if she was going to survive the pregnancy.”

PHOTO: Riki Graves knew her daughter was a fighter the moment she was born, when she reached for the doctors coat after the caesarian section.

The family moved from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Houston in March to be close to two hospitals: Texas Children’s Hospital, where doctors monitored the fetus’s heart condition and planned to operate as soon as the little girl was born, and MD Anderson Cancer Center, where Graves had already undergone a lumpectomy and planned to have radiation therapy after the birth.

Baby Juliana Graves was delivered by C-section April 9, one month early.

“When they delivered her, she grabbed the doctor’s coat,” Graves said. “That’s how I knew she was going to be a fighter.”

Doctors whisked Juliana away to evaluate her and soon realized that her heart was inoperable, according to Dr. William Dreyer, who directs the cardiac transplant program at Texas Children’s Hospital. It was too malformed and weak to withstand the complicated surgery.

“That was basically him telling you your baby’s not going to survive in a nice way,” Graves said of the news. “We were devastated… We just kind of broke down.”

PHOTO: Juliana Graves was 17 days old when she got the heart transplant that saved her life.

Juliana’s name was added to the heart transplant waiting list on April 21, but Dreyer said the medical team was frank about the unlikelihood of finding a heart in time to save her.

Statistically, about 15 to 20 percent of all patients die before they get organs, he said. And even if Juliana got a new heart, there was a 25 to 30 percent chance she wouldn’t make it out of the hospital.

Juliana was very sick and heavily sedated as she waited, Graves said. Because her heart couldn’t pump oxygen-rich blood to the rest of her body, her other organs began to fail, too. Her skin turned gray and her tiny feet were cold to the touch, Graves recalled.

“There were days when I just sat down and cried by her bedside,” she said. “We didn’t think we were going to get a heart. I would just tell her to fight for us and be strong. We were doing everything we can and that we loved her.”

Graves said her doctors reassured her that they would help her get pregnant again after her cancer treatments.

“I don’t want another baby,” she told them. “I just want this baby.”

PHOTO: Juliana Graves was born with severe congenital heart defects, and she needed a heart transplant to survive.

Then at 4:30 a.m. April 26, Graves’s husband’s phone rang.

Juliana was getting a heart.

“I was so floored,” Graves said. “I was laughing and crying at the same time.”

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mother-baby-beat-odds-survive-cancer-heart-defect/story?id=24607029

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Gushes About Motherhood and Baby Daughter Autumn: "We Call Her the Happy Buddha"

Happy baby! Jennifer Love Hewitt gushed about her baby daughter Autumn to Us Weekly at the CBS Annual Summer Stars Party held Thursday, July 17, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

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“I feel really happy,” Hewitt, 35, told Us of her life, which went through a series of ups and downs within the last year. “It’s been a whirlwind,” she said while elaborating: “Losing my mom was quite shocking, and finding the love of my life and having a baby…. all of it just kind of like hit me. But it’s great. It’s really great.”

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The Client List star welcomed her first child, daughter Autumn James, with her costar Brian Hallisay in late November. Shortly after their little girl’s arrival, the couple wed in secret.

Motherhood, according to Hewitt, has been surprisingly doable. “You have nine months [to prepare],” Hewitt told Us, “and you’re terrified. You’re like, ‘There’s not going to be any way that I can do this!’”

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The star added, “There are still days when you wake up and you’re like, ‘I’m not going to be able to do this.’ And then the day’s over, and you’re like, ‘I did that! This is awesome! I can do it tomorrow.’ And then you wake up, and you do it again. It’s great.”

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As for baby Autumn’s milestones? “She’s going to be 8 months,” the actress gushed. “She’s just smiling and laughing all the time. We call her the Happy Buddha. She just is like constantly joyful, and it’s just invigorating to your soul. And you suddenly go, ‘Oh, my gosh, life is this really exciting thing!’”

Article source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/jennifer-love-hewitt-talks-motherhood-baby-autumn-happy-buddha-2014187

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