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Awww, isn’t this nice news to hear on Mother’s Day?
On Saturday night, after she was fully dressed for her show in Chattanooga, TN, Monica posted a picture of her protruding belly. In a gorgeous royal blue dress, Monica didn’t need to say anything because it was clear a little one is on the way.
On Twitter, Monica replied to Niecy Nash’s well wishes with a thank you and also revealed that she’s five months pregnant!
She and husband Shannon Brown, a shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns, have been married since November 2010. Monica has two sons, Rocko and Romelo, with former fiancé, rapper Rocko. She’s also been a very strong parental figure to Rocko’s older son Malik and considers him her son as well. Shannon also has a son, Shannon Jr., from a previous relationship. This will be their first child together.
Since they’ve been together, Monica has been on “pregnancy watch.” She’s openly stated that she feels her purpose in life is to be a mother so fans are excited as though this is “everyone’s” baby.
While Monica and Shannon are surely just hoping for a healthy baby, wouldn’t it be nice if she had a little girl? There’s a lot of testosterone in the house already so it’d be cute to have a little girl there for them to start protecting.
Congratulations to the Browns on their new bundle of joy on the way!
It seems like it was just yesterday when we reported that Tamar Braxton and hubby Vincent Herbert were expecting their first child. Now it appears that the little bundle of joy will be here in no time! Over the weekend the parents-to-be celebrated their upcoming birth with family and friends at their adorable backyard boogie baby shower. It goes without saying that Tamar’s fabulous sisters were in attendance. The guest list also included Tamar’s mom Evelyn, Flex Alexander and wife Shaniece, T.I.and Tiny, Tami Roman and Omarosa just to name a few. The 36-year-old “Love & War” singer took to her Twitter page last night to semi-gush about her shower.
We take it she had a great time!
Turn the page for pictures from the celebration.
Maternity leave for a new parent averages usually up to 12 weeks after giving birth, leaving time for bonding with your child, getting adapted to a new role as a mother and time to heal physically (and maybe emotionally) after the process of childbirth. As those weeks wind down, you may find yourself unprepared to pick up where you left off at work.
Use these ten tips to help you get back on the bandwagon at work post-baby without all the strain, stress, and shock of leaving your newborn.
Have you ever wondered, “Why in the world is this person a parent?” If not, I can almost guarantee that this video will make you ask that very thing.
PIX 11 in New York recently ran a story about a Connecticut woman getting into an intense argument with someone on a city bus. Sounds harmless, right? Well, it would be if the woman had not been holding her child while going toe to toe.
While there’s been no word on when the footage was taken, you can see a young woman holding her child but arguing with another woman a few feet from her. She keeps screaming that she’s being disrespected in front of her child and “someone grab my baby, mayne” because she was about ready to fight.
What happens next is…insane.
The young woman she’s arguing with says something about “…if you respected your baby…,” when all of a sudden, the woman throws her child into another passenger’s lap and lunges toward the other woman and they start throwing punches.
It is startling to see how quickly it happened but what is even more shocking is how calm the baby seemed about it and only covered her ears to keep out the noise.
As stated, there’s no word on when the video was taken but there’s also no word on if the woman has been identified or if there has been any investigation on charging someone.
So many questions here: Why didn’t the bus driver ask one of them to exit the bus once he noticed it was escalating? Why didn’t the mother just try to ignore what was happening (althogh it should be noted that no one knows why the argument started)? Why didn’t the other woman just leave it alone since she knew this woman had a baby with her? The list goes on and on.
Take a look at this and tell us what you think?
If you thought you noticed some extra pep in your man’s step right after you gave birth, a new study suggests that you probably weren’t hallucinating. A recent report published in the Journal of Gender Studies found that new dads (especially those whose wives give birth early in the marriage) view themselves as more attractive than they did before the child was born.
“There’s a lot of attention paid to how women think about themselves – particularly their bodies and their physical attractiveness – after childbirth. But to our knowledge there’s been nothing that looked at men,” revealed the study’s lead author and professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Alicia Cast”
The data came as a result of a study conducted on 182 newlyweds with no previous children in an effort to analyze relationship dynamics during the first two years of a marriage. The average age of women participating in the study was 24.6 and the average age for men was 26.3. According to the Calgary Herald, data was collected at three different periods, which included at the beginning of the study, around the couple’s first year anniversary and around the couple’s second anniversary. Couples also underwent in person interviews, were required to submit daily diaries and answered questions regarding their “wellbeing.” Among those questions included probing about each individual spouse’s perception of their appearance. One question required participants to rate their appearance on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being extremely unattractive and 100 being extremely attractive.
Men who didn’t have children remained fairly stable regarding their perception of attractiveness. Men who recently welcomed infants to their families, however, felt more attractive than they did previously.
“I was talking about this paper with my husband and he commented on the attention he got when he was seen in public holding our son after he was born. Like, ‘Aren’t you a good dad,’ ‘Look at that new dad with his baby,’ ” revealed cast.
“Women get that feedback, too, because everybody loves a new baby. But that (benefit) may be countered by other things she’s experiencing that he’s not, in terms of how her body has changed and being more physically tired,” she continued.
Cast also suggests that socially, babies serve as a sign of masculinity with men, which could have something to do with the confidence boost.
Did you notice that your man seemed a bit more confident after you gave birth?
One of the most beautiful and rewarding things about being a woman is the ability to have a baby – to feel life grow from within and bring a baby into this world to care for and love. So when you struggle to conceive, imagine the heartache and frustration one must feel. According to Redbook magazine, one in eight women in the U.S. will suffer from infertility, and black women are 1.5 times more likely to experience infertility. This is a heart-wrenching experience that hits home for me and many other woman, including celebrities. They ride the same emotional rollercoaster of fertility treatments – from metformin and Glucophage to IVF in an attempt to conceive. Let’s look at 15 starlettes who’ve dealt with this issue firsthand, fearlessly opening up to the public.
Singer Mariah Carey miscarried and quickly sought treatment for infertility. Carey went on progesterone every month, even through the first 10 weeks of her pregnancy. This treatment helped reduce the risk of miscarriage by half, and eventually she welcomed twins Roc and Roe in 2011 .
New dad T.J. Holmes is officially on diaper duty.
The former host of BET’s late-night talk show Don’t Sleep says he does his best to help his wife Marilee Fiebig with caring for their two-month-old daughter Sabine.
“I probably change more diapers than her because she breastfeeds and she has to do that,” Holmes told ESSENCE.com at the premiere of Free Angela. “So I do the thing that I can do and that’s change diapers.”
Awww, isn’t that sweet! Men don’t really like to help with diaper changes (it isn’t a woman’s favorite thing either) so it’s nice to see he’s become a pro at it. You can read the rest over on Essence.
What have been some of your most memorable moments as parents?
*Update from E News!*
E! News has confirmed that the Oscar winner is pregnant with her and fiancé Olivier Martinez’s first child, and that she’ll be adding a baby boy to her growing brood!
The actress’ rep told E! News, “We can confirm that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are expecting a child. We will not be commenting on or confirming any additional details.”
A source told E! News how the parents-to-be are feeling right now.
“Halle and Olivier are really excited,” the source said. “It’s a blessing. They can’t wait to have a baby together.”
As reported by TMZ, a source “connected” to the actress and her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, say that she’s indeed pregnant, and not just pregnant, but allegedly around three months along. But TMZ says that through some other digging they did, she just might be further along. Somehow the source claims they also already know the sex of the child, and she could be having a boy. If factual, this will of course be the 46-year-old’s second child after having Nahla Aubry with former boyfriend and model, Gabriel Aubry.
This tidbit of information is definitely interesting seeing how she was just talking about Nahla praying every evening for a baby sister while talking with Wendy Williams:
“That’s the thing. [My daughter is] asking me,” Berry admitted. “Every night we pray to God, and she’s so sweet. She says, ‘God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.’ And I say, ‘I can do one of those things, I know for sure! The other one we have to keep praying on.’ What do you say to her when she wants that and can’t understand why God’s taking so long, you know?”
She might not be getting a little sister, but a little brother is just as good. Berry still seems mad tiny to be pregnant, but if she is with child, we’re very happy for homegirl, because she seems to be very happy with Martinez. Congratulations to the couple!
Update: Friends say Lil Wayne has been released from the hospital.
Since Lil Wayne’s hospitalization last week, there have been numerous claims made about the New Orleans rapper’s medical condition and the events leading up to his hospitalization. Some reports have even implied that the entertainer was on life support and family members were contemplating whether or not to pull the plug. Yesterday, Wayne’s mentor Birdman called up Angie Martinez of Hot 97 to tell how things went down and refute the conflicting reports that may be circulating.
On Wayne’s current state:
“He’s great. He’s doing much, much better. He’s good.”
“[He'll probably be going home] today or tomorrow, real soon though. He’s recovered real good.”
On the events leading up to Wayne’s seizure:
“He had a seizure Tuesday night. He’s really been in the hospital since Tuesday. You know, all of the stuff that people is saying, there’s no truth to it at all. He had a seizure. We brought him to the hospital. We’ve been here ever since. He’s doing much better and he’s straight.”
“We were on our way to shoot a video when it happened. This is like the second or third time it happened, so automatically we laid him down and called the ambulance to get him to the hospital… I was there with him.”
On speculation that drugs caused the seizure:
“Honestly, you know it’s just his work ethic. What he puts in, what he believes in and how hard he works, how much dedication he gives to music, his fans and what he’s trying to accomplish in life. It ain’t had nothing to do with drugs, no such thing like that. He works around the clock. It wasn’t nothing about no drugs. He just needed to get some rest and relax. Take it one day at a time. He’ll be back, normal as anybody else. He just needs to relax.”
“At this point that [syrup] is not what they’re saying the cause is. It’s more of not getting proper rest.
On TMZ’s report:
“None of that was true. We were actually watching the game when all that popped off. It wasn’t never no truth to that He was never in that kind of situation [life support, medical induced coma etc.] throughout the whole few days we’ve been in the hospital. He ain’t never been bout to die.”
“They [TMZ] freaked the world out with that.”
“We got family and kids. When you putting out false rumors like that, you know, you can really damage families like that and have them fear.”
Turn the page to hear Baby’s full interview.
Yesterday, news broke that the baby of the Braxton crew is going to have a baby of her own. Now we all know Miss Tamar has a mouth on her — not to mention catchphrases for days — and we have a feeling that trait might be passed down to her mini me, which means Tamar better watch out because she’s about to get a taste of her own medicine.com. Here are the hilarious things we bet Tamar and Vince’s little bundle will say.